Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

We see the world through the lens of our hormones. If we are in balance we feel good and the world is a cheerful place. When out of balance, we may lack energy and our world may be sad, frustrating, or just less enjoyable than it used to be. Lowering levels of important and needed hormones can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, mood swings, depression, weight gain, poor memory, low motivation, and loss of libido – for both men and women.

Symptoms for Men

• Low libido
• Excessive sweating
• Irritability
• Poor sleep
• Anxiety or nervousness
• Depression
• Low energy
• Feeling burnt out
• Joint pain
• Muscle weakness
• Decreased ability to perform sexually
• Lacking vitality

Symptoms for Women

• Hot flashes
• Heart discomfort (heart skipping, heart racing, tightness)
• Sleep problems
• Depressive mood
• Irritability
• Anxiety
• Physical and mental exhaustion
• Sexual problems
• Bladder problems
• Vaginal dryness
• Joint and muscular discomfort

Why Bio-Identical?

Bio-identical hormones are built to have the exact molecular structure as the hormones that are made by your own body. That is really important in order to provide the best symptom control with the least side effects. Your body knows how to use bio-identical hormones and replacement is intended to equal a optimal level. We believe and have seen in practice that this provides better symptom control for hormone deficiency, often with positive side effects. Our goal is to help you achieve youthful hormone levels that will promote optimal aging and help you enjoy your life.

Individualized Care

At Full Life Wellness Center, our Providers use a holistic approach to help you feel better. We have lots of experience and success with the individualized care required for proper management of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. We begin with a comprehensive review of your symptoms. Testing is done with blood analysis drawn at our office. Then you will meet with the provider to discuss the results, and, if appropriate, they will prescribe a dosage of bio-identical hormones which may include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, and/or pregnenolone. We mostly use subcutaneous hormone pellet implants as they provide the most reliable, consistent delivery. Other delivery methods, such as sublingual troches, may be used also depending on the individual's needs and preferences. Each patient is monitored carefully through regular follow up visits and blood testing to ensure symptom relief at the most appropriate dose.
Your consultation is led by Dr. Douglas Woodford with involvement of our other team members as needed. 
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