During the aging process, it is normal for both men and women to begin experiencing night sweats, hot flashes, and a variety of other uncomfortable symptoms as a result of decreased hormone production in the body. At OM Medispa, our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treatments can restore your body’s natural balance without the harsh side effects of other hormone replacement therapies.
Serving Elgin, Illinois and surrounding areas, OM Medispa is led by Dr. Savitha Susarla. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) stands apart from conventional hormone replacement therapies because it is matches your body’s natural hormones molecule for molecule, gently regulating your normal hormone production without fluctuations in hormone levels or harsh side effects to make you feel worse.
Bioidentical hormones can come in several forms such as tablets, pellets, creams, and more. The best form will be chosen for you depending on your individual lifestyle and preferences.
What Can Bioidentical Hormones Address?
BHRT can have several benefits for both females and males.
- Menopause and premenopause
- PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
- Postpartum depression
- Female sexual dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- And more!
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
- And more!
Am I a Good Candidate for Bioidentical Hormones?
As this therapy is able to exactly mimic your body’s natural hormones, a wide range of men and women can qualify for treatment, but the best way to determine if your symptoms can be improved is to schedule a consultation with our medical team and have your health, medical history, and other factors evaluated. We will discuss the treatment options that are available to you and help you develop a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
How Often Will I Need Bioidentical Hormone Treatments?
Your treatment plan will be customized to accommodate your lifestyle and schedule, and the number of follow up treatments you may need may differ depending on the type of bioidentical hormone therapy that you are receiving. Our medical team will let you know what you can expect during the course of your treatment.
Results may vary, and while major complications are rare during BHRT, our medical team will discuss any relevant safety information with you prior to treatment.
Contact OM Medispa today to schedule a consultation and find out how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can alleviate your hormone-related symptoms and restore your body’s natural balance.
Common questions and answers about bioidentical hormones:
1. What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are made in a compounding pharmacy. They can come in a tablet, cream, lozenge, and cream form. Bioidentical hormones are hormones in supplement to the hormones made by your body.
2. How are bioidentical hormones different from regular HRT (hormone replacement therapy)?
Bioidentical hormones are NOT FDA approved unlike traditional HRT. HRT such as Premarin is made from pregnant horse urine and progestins. Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones to mimic the natural hormones in your body.
3. What can bioidentical hormones do for a female?
There are many disease processes in medicine that bioidentical hormones can treat:
-PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
-female sexual dysfunction
-chronic fatigue syndrome
Bioidentical hormones can restore your natural balance for these disease processes. Please see Dr Susarla for more information.
4. What can bioidentical hormones do for a male?
There are several disease processes that can be treated for me as well:
-BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
5. Is it covered by insurance?
Bioidentical hormones most likely are NOT covered by insurance. There are very few carriers that cover these medications, thus you should call our office if you have any questions.
6. How can I get started on the right bioidentical hormone therapy for me?
You should call or email our office at 847 289 8555 and make an appointment with Dr Susarla. Dr Susarla will assess whether you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy or not. It is in your best interest to become Dr Susarla family practice patient. This way if you start bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr Susarla can make adjustments with any other medications you are taking.