Shifting hormones is a normal part of getting older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept disruptive symptoms as inevitable. Bioidentical hormone therapy can help, and is among the services available from JeanAnn Schwark, DNP, and Venessa Bell, LE, CLT, of Serenity Women’s Care & Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit or try the easy online scheduling tool.

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What are some symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Knowing what to look for can help you know when it’s time to come in for hormone lab testing. Some of the indications of hormonal imbalance in women include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog
  • Dry skin

If you experience these changes, schedule a visit at Serenity Women’s Care & Medical Aesthetics right away. There are treatments to help you feel more like yourself as you navigate menopause and beyond.

The practice also offers hormone replacement therapy for men. Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive

With the right HRT regimen, men can achieve improvements in all these areas.

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). While some  HRT uses hormones manufactured from animal products like the urine of pregnant mares, bioidentical hormone replacement relies on synthetic hormones made from plant sources.

Many people report outstanding results from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Serenity Women’s Care & Medical Aesthetics also offers conventional HRT options.

When you come in for your initial consultation, the process begins with a discussion of your symptoms and what you hope to achieve through supplementation. Lab testing reveals your current hormone levels and guides your treatment path.

How long does it take to see results with bioidentical hormone therapy?

There are a number of ways to receive supplemental hormones. Your practitioner is happy to provide information on how patches, pills, creams, lozenges, injections, and vaginal rings work to balance your hormones.

Bioidentical pellets are also an option. Your practitioner numbs your skin before inserting small pellets just beneath the surface of your skin. Over time, these pellets slowly dissolve, releasing a steady stream of hormones into your bloodstream.

It takes time for your body to adapt to supplemental hormones. You might also need to adjust your dosage to achieve optimal results. Be patient, and know that you have the support of the full Serenity Women’s Care & Medical Aesthetics team as you move toward optimal hormonal balance