Abraham's Mark Comprehensive Wellness Center
Nicole King, MD
Internal & Integrative Medicine and Female Health Located in Burnside, Chicago, IL
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy gives you the hormones you need without the risk associated with traditional hormone therapy. If you’re suffering through menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, low libido, and weight gain, reach out for help now. At Abraham’s Mark Comprehensive Wellness Center in Chicago, compassionate internal medicine physician Nicole King, MD, customizes hormone replacement for your needs. Schedule your appointment online or by phone now.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are replacement hormones that have an identical chemical and molecular structure to the hormones that you make in your body. Abraham’s Mark Comprehensive Wellness Center uses bioidentical hormones sourced from plants. This means that you get all-natural hormone replacements, instead of chemicals or animal-derived products.
What are the signs and symptoms of low hormones in women?
If you're a woman with hormone depletion, you may experience many of the following symptoms.
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Depression and anxiety
- Pain during sex
- Low libido
It's common to experience these symptoms during menopause, which usually starts in your 40s or 50s. The symptoms are extremely unpleasant, and can seriously detract from your health and happiness. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can restore your health and wellness.
What are the signs and symptoms of low hormones in men?
If you're a man experiencing hormone depletion, you could have the following issues.
- Poor libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
Men often experience symptoms of hormone depletion as they age. After age 30, you can lose 1% of your natural testosterone per year, but bioidentical hormone replacement can restore it to healthy levels.
How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?
At Abraham’s Mark Comprehensive Wellness Center, Dr. King customizes your bioidentical hormone therapy for your symptoms. Before you begin treatment, she performs functional testing to evaluate your hormone levels and every aspect of your whole-body wellness.
Functional testing allows her to customize your therapy in the most effective way possible, and it gives you maximum safety. Depending on the situation, Dr. King may prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as a pellet implant, patch, cream, tablet, or other forms.
The frequency of your bioidentical hormone replacement appointments depends on what kind of replacements you use. For pellet insertion, patients often have appointments a few times a year. If you’re using oral or topical bioidentical hormone replacements, the frequency depends on your particular situation. Dr. King advises you regarding an ideal hormone replacement schedule.
For an all-natural answer to hormone depletion, call Abraham’s Mark Comprehensive Wellness Center or book your bioidentical, hormone replacement therapy assessment today.