Harmony Skin & Wellness Clinic is happy to now offer Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, a solution to return to balance and reclaim your overall well-being!
Did you know that your body’s hormones control most of your basic bodily functions? They serve as an internal communication system between cells throughout the body. They coordinate everything from digestion, weight loss or weight gain, immune function, mood, and libido. When your hormones are out of balance, even slightly, it can have a big impact on your health creating a host of unexplainable and persistent symptoms.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
It is estimated that 47% of 30-60-year-old women experience symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. However, hormonal decline affects both men and women as they age, causing the levels of some key hormones in the body to go down including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. This can lead to a decreased sense of well being that can affect every area of life.
Fortunately, there is a way to safely and effectively balance our hormones using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. BHRT works to correct hormonal imbalances with appropriate doses of key bioidentical hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. This will not only relieve andropause and menopause symptoms but also promote better overall health and function in the body.
Hormonal Imbalance creates various symptoms in both men and women. Some are very common to women who are past the age of having periods (menopause).
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of interest in sex
- Pain during sex
- Problems sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Foggy thinking
- Mood changes
How Does It Work?
It is widely believed that bioidentical hormones are the safest and most effective way to treat hormonal imbalance because bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to your body’s own natural hormones. When administered correctly, Bioidentical Hormones will work exactly as nature intended, fitting the hormone receptors in your body like a key fitting into a lock.
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment.
Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:
What To Expect
Expect your BHRT treatment to be tailored to your unique needs. Our BHRT expert will evaluate your health history, symptoms, and desired outcome, and then order a series of blood work to evaluate your body’s current state of health. Based on the results of your blood tests, a unique plan that utilizes BHRT, supplements, and lifestyle recommendations will be made for you. Follow-up appointments occur several times a year to ensure optimal results.
About Our BHRT Practioner
Lindsay Wilkinson, PA-C, has been practicing in the field of medical aesthetics and family medicine with an emphasis on wellness and anti-aging for nearly a decade. Lindsay offers a holistic and functional medicine approach to treating patients, combining her knowledge of family medicine with her knowledge of holistic therapies to create long-lasting results. Her areas of focus included hormonal imbalances, gut health, lifestyle coaching, and prevention of disease. She is an expert in using various forms of BHRT to correct hormonal imbalances in both men and women.
Conditions she treats include:
- Heavy/ Irregular Periods
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
Her additional areas of expertise include managing Thyroid imbalances such as: Hashimoto’s Disease, Hypothyroid, and Subclinical Hypothyroid.
Commonly Asked Questions
Most clients see an improvement within the first 2 to 3 weeks of therapy, however, it can take up to 8 weeks to feel the full effect of BHRT treatments.
Having an accurate assessment of your body’s baseline hormone levels is the key to creating a treatment that will improve hormonal imbalances. Hormone levels are best obtained through bloodwork and will help create an accurate treatment plan. We offer in house blood testing kits as well as labs that can be covered by insurance for your convenience.
There are no studies to prove that bioidentical hormones are safer than standard hormone replacement pills; however, hundreds of thousands of women have been treated successfully and with fewer side effects. Bioidenticals are hormones derived from plants and are created to be a true-match to hormones found within the human body.
Certain women should not undergo hormone replacement therapy of any type until detailed studies on safety have been performed. You are not considered for bioidentical therapy if you have a personal history of breast cancer or stroke, or if you have a blood clot. To find out if you are a candidate schedule a complimentary consultation today.
When considering these procedures please be sure to schedule 4-6 weeks prior to any special event or extended travel plans.
*Individual results will vary