Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health
Gynecology & Aesthetics located in Midtown Memphis, Memphis, TN
Hormone issues can affect both women and men. If you have a hormonal imbalance or are approaching menopause or andropause, you might experience distressing symptoms ranging from abnormal menstrual cycles to hot flashes, weight gain, depression, and decreased libido. At Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee, Susan Lacy, MD, FACOG, and her team provide thorough hormone evaluations and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to restore your hormonal balance and quality of life. Call Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health or schedule a consultation online today to find out if BHRT is right for you.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is BHRT?
BHRT is a highly personalized treatment that restores your hormonal balance with man-made hormones that are identical to the hormones produced by your body. Your hormones are the chemicals that regulate your body functions, including your metabolism, menstrual cycles, heat regulation, energy levels, and mood.
While the hormonal decline associated with menopause might be the best-known cause of hormonal imbalances, patients of all ages and genders experience hormone deficiency symptoms. BHRT helps relieve these symptoms and helps restore your health and quality of life.
What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?
Your hormones regulate your body functions, so the symptoms are varied. Some of the common signs of a hormonal imbalance include:
- Weight gain
- Muscle mass loss
- Low energy and lethargy
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Mood swings and irritability
- Depression and anxiety
- Disrupted sleep cycles
- Abnormal menstrual cycles
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Dry skin
- Thinning hair
- Intolerance to heat and cold
- Vaginal dryness
- Reduced libido
While you might be tempted to brush these symptoms off as a sign of aging, you should bring them up during your next wellness exam. In many cases, Dr. Lacy can provide treatments to restore your health and well-being.
How do I know if BHRT is right for me?
Dr. Lacy and the team at Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health provide comprehensive testing to evaluate your hormone levels. They talk to you in detail about your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. They also order extensive blood tests to measure several hormones and other critical health factors.
BHRT might not be right for you if you have a history of blood clots; liver disease; or breast, ovarian, testicular or endometrial cancer. If hormone therapy isn’t right for you, Dr. Lacy and her team can provide other treatments and recommendations for reducing your symptoms and managing your health.
What should I expect during BHRT?
Dr. Lacy has over 20 years of experience in providing personalized hormone management services. She works in partnership with BioTE® Medical and Regel Pharmalab, a local compounding pharmacy. This allows her to offer highly customized and effective BHRT treatment plans.
You begin with comprehensive testing, which provides Dr. Lacy with the information needed to prescribe the precise bioidentical hormones your body needs. When you start treatment, you have frequent appointments for Dr. Lacy to monitor your symptoms and hormone levels. She might need to adjust your medication to optimize your results.
As you progress through treatment and your health stabilizes, you have less frequent appointments, although you should have blood work and a comprehensive review at least once a year.
Call Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health or make an appointment online today to discover how BHRT can improve your health.