Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Fort Wayne Endocrinology

Endocrinologists & A Private Medical Practice located in Fort Wayne, IN

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a more natural form of hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones replicate your natural hormonal system. At Fort Wayne Endocrinology, Ashok Kadambi, MD, Desiree Heim, NP-C, and Crystal Webb, NP-C, have advanced training and certification in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. They prescribe these natural hormones to restore hormone balance, improve health, and ease symptoms. Call the office in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or schedule an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment option for a hormonal imbalance. Bioidentical hormones replicate your natural hormonal system.

Bioidentical hormones are made from plant hormones and have the same structure and function as the hormones produced in your body. When using BHRT for hormone therapy, the bioidentical hormones act just like your own hormones, restoring hormone balance and easing symptoms. 

BHRT is most often used to restore an imbalance in sex hormone levels associated with aging. This includes decreasing levels of estrogen and progesterone in women (menopause) and low testosterone levels in men (andropause).

Am I a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

The endocrinology team at Fort Wayne Endocrinology determines if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy after a comprehensive examination. Your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and checks your hormone levels.

Though your blood hormone levels provide valuable information about what's happening in your body, the experts at Fort Wayne Endocrinology understand that your lab work may not truly reflect what's happening with the hormones in your body.

You may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy if you're struggling with symptoms related to hormone imbalances that occur in men and women as they get older.

Common symptoms you may experience with an imbalance in hormone levels include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men

The experts at Fort Wayne Endocrinology have advanced training in BHRT and can design a plan to ease your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

Your provider at Fort Wayne Endocrinology customizes your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to match your specific hormonal needs. They may provide your BHRT as a cream, gel, pill, or pellet.

When it comes to hormone replacement therapy, the experts at Fort Wayne Endocrinology use BHRT because it allows them to match your hormonal needs at the molecular level, replacing the full complement of your missing hormones. 

To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it can help you, schedule an appointment with the experts at Fort Wayne Endocrinology by calling the office or booking online today.