Therapy for Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

The human body is packed with glands that produce and secrete hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers which have intense effects on overall health and our biological functions, like growth, immune function, metabolism, and sexual reproduction. A state of hormonal balance is necessary for the body to survive and function optimally. Hormonal imbalance can produce too much or too little of certain hormones.

Low libido, or low sex drive, affects both men and women. The sexual desires of men and women naturally fluctuate over time. Extreme highs and lows can be attributed to stress, major life events, certain medications, smoking, eating disorders, alcohol or drug use, diet, and the often-overlooked endocrine disease: hormone imbalance.

Beginning with peri menopause and during menopause, female hormone levels drastically decrease. The body stops producing Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone, which can result in an abundance of new and uncomfortable menopausal symptoms, like:

  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Breast tenderness or soreness
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Exhaustion
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • High cholesterol
  • Hot flashes
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Increased hunger
  • Infertility
  • Irritability
  • Loss of focus and concentration
  • Low libido
  • Mental fogginess
  • Mood changes
  • Muscle weakness
  • Night sweats
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Sleep disturbance/insomnia
  • Thinning or brittle hair
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain

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The good news is that advances in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Women make these imbalances easily correctable. At Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, Dr. Jeff Arbuckle has helped many menopausal women throughout Hampton Roads improve their sexual function and overall quality of life with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Arbuckle is an expert at managing hormones and his core belief is that HRT improves health, energy levels, and the general sense of well-being. We’re here to provide high-quality women’s health care in a warm, state-of-the-art facility. Replenishing hormone levels is vital to optimize the aging process.

Female hormone replacement therapy can help replenish hormone levels and soften the transition to menopause. Benefits of HRT can include greatly improved symptoms of menopause and hormone depletion. BHRT can also treat and improve symptoms of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

After beginning bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, women suffering from symptoms of menopause or hormonal imbalance often note benefits like improvements to their overall health and quality of life.

Additional benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women include:

  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Improved mood and demeanor
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Increased sex drive
  • Increased skin elasticity
  • Increased vaginal lubrication
  • Prevention against osteoporosis
  • Weight loss

Individual results may vary, but most women find relief from their menopausal symptoms with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

If you’re experiencing symptoms associated with menopause, your hormones may be out of balance, and we can help! Our women’s health expert, Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle, at Fountain of You MD can help explore the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treatment options. Call our Virginia Beach office today to schedule your appointment and improve your quality of life with the benefits of hormone replacement therapy.

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