Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology
OBGYNs & Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Boca Raton, FL
Fatigue, unplanned weight gain, loss of muscle, and thinning hair could indicate hormone imbalance. At Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology in Boca Raton, Florida, experienced OB/GYN Richard Conlen, MD, offers bioidentical hormone therapy to normalize hormones and help you look and feel years younger. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy is a treatment for hormone imbalance that uses synthetic hormones identical to those naturally found in your body to normalize your levels.
Hormone therapy at Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology reduces unpleasant symptoms stemming from imbalance to give you a better quality of life.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
Signs and symptoms you might encounter with hormone imbalance include:
- Loss of muscle
- Increased body fat
- Unplanned weight gain
- Thinning hair
- Vaginal dryness in women
- Mood changes
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
- Other types of sexual dysfunction
- Loss of sexual desire
Hormone therapy at Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology can reduce these or other unpleasant symptoms you might experience.
What are the risk factors for a hormone imbalance?
Aging is one of the most common causes of hormone problems in men and women. With age, testosterone in men and estrogen in women naturally begin to decline. Risk factors for hormone imbalance include:
- Some medications
- Eating disorders
- Thyroid hormone problems
- Other chronic diseases
- Ongoing stress
- Some cancer treatments
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women
- Birth control pills
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Determining the underlying cause of an imbalance is the key to finding the most effective treatment.
Is bioidentical hormone therapy right for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for hormone therapy, Dr. Conlen discusses your symptoms and medical history. He checks your vital signs, completes a physical exam, and orders blood tests to assess your hormone levels before developing a treatment plan.
What happens during bioidentical hormone therapy?
Common types of hormone therapy include pills, patches, injections, creams, gels, vaginal applications in women, and subdermal pellets. Dr. Conlen implants the pellets underneath your skin after first numbing the treatment area. He closes the incision site before sending you home.
Over the next few days, weeks, and months, bioidentical hormone pellets slowly release hormones into your bloodstream to keep levels within a normal range. Dr. Conlen replaces the pellets as needed so you can maintain ideal hormone levels long term.
He monitors the levels regularly to ensure your treatment works according to design. Dr. Conlen can make changes to your treatment regimen as needed.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy and find out if it’s right for you, call the Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology office or schedule an appointment online today.