At our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee, our hormone experts design individualized plans for hormone therapies. Each patient has different needs that are evaluated by our highly trained practitioners, Debra Muth ND and Amy Hoffman NP. Our team offers therapies for women’s health concerns that include menopause, PMS, anti-aging and preconception. We also have programs for men’s health issues, including Low-T, male menopause, estrogen dominance in men and male infertility.
Bioidentical hormones vs. synthetic hormones for hormone therapies
Our experienced hormone providers prefer bioidentical hormones to synthetic ones for our hormone therapies. Bioidentical hormones are plant-derived hormones that are chemically extracted from soy or yams. They have the same molecular structure as the hormones that our bodies make.
Traditional medicine often uses synthetic hormones for their hormone therapies. These hormones are produced from products that are not natural. In addition, they are not molecularly identical to natural hormones. Synthetic hormones also have additives and coatings that can cause side effects, including burning in the urinary tract, allergies, joint aches and pains. For these reasons, our experts believe that bioidentical hormones are best for the hormone therapies we provide.
How we administer our hormone therapies
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Hormone therapies can be administered several different ways, but our hormone experts do not recommend pellets. Pellets have several disadvantages, including expense and side effects. Our patients respond very well to the transdermal method of delivering hormones. It has several advantages over pellets because it is less expensive and easier to adjust. Other patients may get their bioidenticals in the form of injections, creams, gels or oral medications.
Who benefits from bioidentical hormones?
The bioidentical hormones that the providers at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee use for hormone therapies benefit women and men with a wide array of symptoms.
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pain during sex
- Sleep problems
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Memory loss or foggy thinking
- Energy loss and fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Erectile dysfunction and lower sex drive
- Hair loss
- Sleep problems and fatigue
- Gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts
What patients can expect from hormone therapies
Here is a typical example of how patients may respond to hormone therapies, but results vary from patient to patient.
- Week 1: Patients experience a reduction in anxiety and insomnia.
- Week 2: Women experience a reduction in vaginal symptoms and hot flashes.
- Week 3: Women and men may have increased energy and better cognitive skills.
Most people experience approximately 80% symptom relief in six to eight weeks when all endocrine systems are addressed. Each individual must work with our expert providers to decide how long to continue with hormone therapies.
The experienced hormone providers at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee provide patients with reliable and trusted hormone therapies. Contact us to make an appointment. It’s time to feel better.