Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

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Hormones are essential chemical messages sent between your body and your brain. They regulate processes such as your metabolism, your body temperature, sexual arousal, and your fight or flight response. Bioidentical hormone replacement can be used to treat endocrine disorders or to help men and women ease the symptoms of normal decreases in hormone production that comes with age. The NY Center for Integrative Medicine in Brooklyn offers hormone replacement therapy for patients in Brooklyn, NY.

Natural Hormone therapy is commonly used to ease the symptoms of menopause or hypogonadism and to help balance thyroid disorders. It can also be used to treat insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes, ease adrenal fatigue symptoms, and help manage osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. Bioidentical melatonin can help patients struggling with insomnia get rest.

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance

Because your hormones are responsible for regulating so many aspects of your health, an imbalance can present in numerous ways. Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Mood swings
  • weight gain
  • dry skin
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • pain or muscle aches
  • increased appetite
  • depression or anxiety
  • decreased libido
  • excess sweating

Our clinical team can check for hormone imbalance using blood, saliva or urine tests to check for most hormone imbalances, including estrogen, testosterone, insulin, cortisol, and thyroid hormone. If an imbalance is found, we can prescribe a personalized treatment plan that may or may not included compounded bioidentical hormones custom made by a pharmacy. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the ones your body produces.

Restoring balance can help you feel like yourself again

BHRT can help you get control of your mood, restore your physical connection with your partner, and make hot flashes more bearable. They can also help you battle stress, sleep more soundly at night, and improve your metabolism.

Drs. Shapsis and Kachko can also work with you for diet and lifestyle changes that can optimize your health. Our practice offers DNA screening and microbiome testing for personalized health care that considers the whole picture. Contact our office in Brooklyn, NY, at (718) 866-3695 to schedule an appointment and learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.