As women go through mid-life hormonal changes, they often experience difficulty sleeping, increased sweating, hot flashes and mild to severe mood changes. Bio-identical hormone therapy often is effective in treating these symptoms.
“Natural” Hormone Replacement Therapy
“Natural” hormone replacement therapy treatment begins with measuring a patient’s hormone levels, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA. We also follow the breakdown products of estrogen to decrease your risk of estrogen-related tumors. Based on your results, we request a pharmacy to customize a compound of appropriate bio-identical hormones for the patient, while monitoring their use to assure the lowest possible dose to relieve the symptoms. While some studies suggest that bio-identical hormones are safer than synthetic ones, we remain cautious because we don’t have long-term study results. Dr. Jeanne Shiffman, in our group, has a special interest bio-identical hormone replacement.
We offer other treatments for menopause, such as herbs, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments.