What You Need to Know about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy from Tampa’s Own Expert!
As an author of nationally recognized research on bio-identical hormone therapy, Dr. Anne Hermann, MD has been working with hormones for greater than 20 years. She has been treating men and women in Tampa and St. Petersburg at Hermann Wellness with non- hormonal therapies as well as Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Are Bio-Identical Hormones Good for You
The medical community is learning that some forms of hormone replacement, called bio-identical hormones, have less side effects and less danger than standard hormones. Dr. Hermann personally trains and oversees all the staff to make sure that men and women are informed of the risks and benefits of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
What is Bio-Identical Hormones (BHRT) for Women?
Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) are man-made hormones produce to mimic the hormones your body produces naturally. These are used to treat low hormones and hormonal imbalances that cause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, brain fog, memory loss, sleep problems, decreased sex drive, mood swings, vaginal dryness, skin changes, and fatigue. Our provider can discuss your goals to determine the best hormonal therapy for you. Which may include one or a combination of pellets, creams, troches, pills, patches, and/or vaginal inserts. It may take a couple of visits and trails of treatments before we find the right combination that works well for you.
What is Testosterone and Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy for Men?
As men age their testosterone levels begin to decline. Therefore, men start to look for ways to boost their testosterone levels and many start testosterone replacement therapy. Low testosterone levels are associated with fatigue, decreased libido, decreased muscle mass, weight gain, changes in cholesterol and lipid levels, decreased body hair, anemia, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, and/or cardiovascular disease. Most commonly men are treated with either injections, patches, creams, pills, pellets, and/or troches. It may few visits and trails of treatments until the right combination is found that works well for you.
Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy for Men and Women may vary by person but may include the following:
- Reduces the risk of bone fracture caused by osteoporosis.
- Lowers risk of colon cancer
- Reduces excess risk of blood clots, stroke, and breast cancer than standard treatments
- Helps women and men to lose weight and increase lean muscle mass
- Increases sexual desire and function
- Helps maintain collagen in your skin and restore elasticity
- Restores hair thickness and reduces wrinkles
- Improves your mood and gives you more energy
- Increases memory and cognitive skills
- Helps with sleep, brain fog, joint pain, night sweats, hot flashes, etc
- May help with incontinence and urinary urgency and frequency
- Improves cholesterol and the risk of thyroid malfunction and other age-related disorders.
Let Hermann Wellness get you back on track to a better you. Dr. Hermann is ready to help you to create a plan to rebalance your hormones and make you feel better and look younger. We assess each patient on an individual basis and develop a custom plan to help you achieve your goals and relieve your symptoms. Call our office to make appointment with one our highly trained and experienced providers in St. Petersburg (727) 325-5428 or Tampa (813) 773-8214.