Bioidentical Hormone Specialist

Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology

OB-GYNs & Infertility Specialists located in Englewood, CO

Menopause typically occurs in your early 50s, causing your ovaries to stop making estrogen. With little or no estrogen, your health and quality of life may suffer. Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology in Englewood, Colorado, offers natural bioidentical hormones to help you regain a healthy hormonal balance. The team specializes in menopause management and natural hormonal treatment. Find out how they can help you by calling or scheduling a consultation online.

Bioidentical Hormone Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are used to treat the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. On average, menopause occurs at age 52. As your body goes through menopause, your ovaries make less and less estrogen.

Bioidentical hormones can replace the hormones your body has lost. Bioidentical hormones are produced from plant estrogens, which contain all of the same properties as the estrogen your body makes. Besides replacing estrogen, bioidentical hormones can act as a substitute for progesterone and other hormones in hormone replacement therapy.

How are bioidentical hormones different than traditional hormones?

Hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy are usually made of synthetic materials or the urine of pregnant horses. In contrast, bioidentical hormones are created from plant materials, a more natural alternative.

Bioidentical hormones are growing in popularity as a plant-based alternative to traditional man-made hormones. About 1.4 million women use this treatment, according to the North American Menopause Society.

What does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treat?

Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology recommends bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to alleviate the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. These symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Foggy memory
  • Weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Less interest in sex

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is not only a safe and effective treatment for the above symptoms, but it also prevents bone loss.

Your providers at Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology believe natural hormone replacements don’t increase your risk for certain health conditions, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Blood clots
  • Breast cancer

Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology uses natural hormone replacements that are absorbed in your skin.

What happens in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Your provider at Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology advises you if you’re a good candidate for treatment. If so, they tailor your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to your needs and symptoms. The goal is to alleviate your symptoms and deliver optimal results while taking the lowest possible dose.

While on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, your provider closely monitors your health. You might have tests of your blood, urine, or saliva to measure your hormone levels from time to time. As your hormone levels change, your provider may modify your dosage.

If you’ve been seeking a more natural approach to hormone replacement therapy, it’s time to consider the benefits of bioidentical hormones. Call today or schedule a consultation online with Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology.