Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Women
Tired of feeling…tired? Your hormones may be the reason! Declining or imbalanced hormones can affect virtually every part of your body, making you feel less than optimal and can have a negative impact the quality of your life.
The good news is, there are solutions. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can help bring your body back into balance by giving your body the hormones it is no longer able to produce naturally.
Faith M. Whittier M.D. is a Board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona school of Integrative Medicine under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. She specializes and has a passion for treating women with hormone decline or imbalance.
Faith M. Whittier M.D. helps women regain hormonal balance with in depth treatment plans that incorporate mind, body and spirit practices. She offers patients a variety of practical solutions that are tailored to a women’s particular needs includingthe use of natural bioidentical hormones. Her approach is not to treat and cover up symptoms but instead is comprehensive and very individualized with the goal of finding the source of your imbalance and addressing those with the principles and therapies of Integrative Medicine, helping you create sustainable solutions for life naturally.
Faith M. Whittier M.D. will review your symptoms and hormone profile to create a wellness plan that allows you to regain control over your body!
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Women
- Better Moods
Hormones affect nearly every aspect of our bodies, including the brain. When the hormones in your body become imbalanced, your brain chemistry is affected as well. This can leave you feeling down and moody even during times when you would normally be happy. BHRT can help regulate your hormones and your moods to improve your outlook and overall wellbeing.
- Improved Libido
Low libido is a complaint that many women have, and often the underlying cause is low testosterone. While testosterone is an androgen, it is vital for maintaining a healthy libido in both men and women. Testosterone hormone replacement therapy can help improve your libido so that you can enjoy a healthy and active sex life.
- Fat Loss
If you are experiencing a decline in estrogen, this can significantly impact your ability to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. This is because estrogen is stored in fat cells, and when your body senses a decline in estrogen production it tries to hold onto it wherever it can. BHRT can provide your body natural estrogen hormone in order to signal that it is safe to let go of unhealthy fat deposits.
- Improved Bone Density
Many women experience issues with bone density, especially during and after menopause. The reason this becomes a problem during menopause is that estrogen plays a large role in maintaining strong, healthy bones. When estrogen production drops during menopause, women are at much greater risk for osteoporosis and injury because of weakened bones. BHRT can help to supply regular estrogen to support healthy bones and prevent injury.
- Greater Energy, Focus and Concentration
Hormones like estrogen and testosterone play critical roles in maintaining an active metabolism. You need an active metabolism for optimal mind and body function, so hormone deficiencies can leave you feel fatigued, lethargic, unfocused and confused. Bringing your hormones back into balance means bringing your mind and body back into balance as well!
- Balanced Hormone Levels
Perimenopause and other hormone-related conditions can cause your hormone levels to fluctuate wildly. This can result in sudden mood changes, inconsistent sleep patterns and even depression. By supplementing the body with hormones on a regular basis, you’re able to take control and no longer live at the mercy of sudden hormone changes.
- Reduced Symptoms of Menopause
The sudden decline of estrogen and progesterone produce many of the symptoms associated with menopause. These may include hot flashes, night sweats, drastic mood shifts, low libido and weight gain. BHRT provides these hormones gradually to reduce these symptoms so that you can regain control of your life.
- Available In Many Forms
One of the reasons many women love BHRT is that it is available in a number of forms. This means that you can receive treatment in a way that fits your lifestyle. You control your treatment rather than being controlled by it. Some forms in which bioidentical hormones may be administered include pills, skin patches, subdermal pellets, creams, injections and more.
A Natural Hormone Replacement Solution
The bioidentical hormones in BHRT are derived from natural plant sources. And, unlike synthetic hormones, they are an exact chemical match to the hormones naturally produced in your own body. This means you’re likely to experience fewer side effects than with synthetic hormones, which contain additional chemical components.
Bioidentical Hormone Programs for Women
The approach to treating hormonal imbalances should always be individualized and comprehensive. Dr. Whittier understands treating your hormonal imbalances require addressing key areas in your life such as nutrition, exercise, stress and sleep disturbances. In addition, when indicated she customizes and recommends supplements or herbal remedies as part of a comprehensive treatment plan helping you restore and regain your vitality and wellbeing
Faith M. Whittier M.D. is now offering cutting edge Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at her Houston office as well as through the latest advancements in Telemedicine. Through HIPPA compliant secure videoconferencing she is able to diagnose a variety of hormonal imbalances, prescribe medications, recommend supplements and order home collection and wellness kits. Offering her patients comprehensive treatment plans that encompass Mind, Body and Spirit practices.