Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

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Coleman Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in Sterling, VA

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at Coleman Primary Care in Sterling, Virginia, can resolve the uncomfortable symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Internal medicine physician Linda Coleman, MD, and her team offer bioidentical hormone therapy to restore and regulate your hormone levels and give you relief from related symptoms. The right treatment and naturally derived bioidentical hormone therapy can successfully combat symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and even weight gain. Learn more about the many benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by calling Coleman Primary Care or booking an appointment online today.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) refers to a natural treatment designed to supplement the hormones your body is lacking, reduce or alleviate any associated symptoms, and restore hormonal balance.

Different methods of hormone therapy are available. Some therapies work to restore male or female reproductive hormones, or thyroid hormones. 

Many hormones in your body influence each other. Hormones are generally administered as a topical gel, an intramuscular injection, or an implant such as a pellet placed in the fatty layer under the skin in your upper buttock. The pellets secrete the necessary hormones, and they’re then absorbed into your bloodstream over time. Pellets are a convenient and effective method of hormone replacement therapy.

Your body might not produce the right balance of hormones due to aging, certain diseases and medications, and many other factors. This can lead to bothersome symptoms and complications.

What are bioidentical hormones?

The team at Coleman Primary Care provides bioidentical hormone therapy, a breakthrough hormone therapy utilizing hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the ones produced in your body. Bioidentical hormones are a safer and more natural alternative than the hormones that are synthesized in a laboratory or concentrated and derived from horse urine (Premarin®).

Bioidentical hormones are made from natural plant compounds (yams and soybean) and they function in the exact same way as your natural hormones such that your body can’t determine the difference.

With bioidentical hormone therapy, your Coleman Primary Care provider can use a simple blood test to safely and accurately measure your total reproductive hormone levels, including the hormones your body makes and bioidentical hormones you’ve taken.

Can hormone replacement therapy help both men and women?

There are many benefits of hormone replacement therapy for both men and women.

Testosterone is the hormone associated with sex drive, sperm production, bone density, and muscle strength. When a man’s body doesn’t produce sufficient testosterone and certain other hormones, and when a woman doesn’t produce enough important reproductive hormones, they can experience various unwanted symptoms, such as: 

  • Decreased libido
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle loss
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can lead to a higher sex drive, better athletic performance and energy, improved mood, restored muscle mass, and other benefits for both men and women.

How can BHRT help with menopause?

Many women choose bioidentical hormones to combat the symptoms of menopause. Women who undergo hormone replacement therapy generally experience: 

  • Improved energy levels
  • Enhanced mood
  • Restored sex drive
  • Better memory
  • Decreased hot flashes
  • Decreased vaginal dryness

During your personal consultation, your provider reviews your symptoms and health history and helps you determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you. 

Call Coleman Primary Care or book an appointment online today to get started.