Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

HMS Aesthetics

Sridhar Chatrathi, MD

Medical Spa & Wellness & Aesthetics located in Greenbelt, MD

Lack of hormones can cause frustrating symptoms for a number of women and men today, but many aren’t aware of the issue. If you’re having symptoms like weight gain, poor libido, concentration problems, mood swings, and tiredness, Sridhar Chatrathi, MD, at HMS Aesthetics in Greenbelt, Maryland, can check your hormone levels and help with bioidentical hormone therapy, an all-natural treatment. Bioidentical hormone therapy can relieve all of your hormone depletion symptoms to help you feel normal and happy again. Book an appointment online or by phone now.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What are the symptoms that I have low hormone levels?

Low hormone levels can affect both men and women negatively. Some of the signs that you might have low hormone levels include:

  • Weight gain
  • Muscle loss
  • Thinning hair
  • Hot flashes
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Poor libido
  • Lack of physical stamina
  • Confusion and lack of focus (aka brain fog)

In women, these symptoms often mean estrogen levels are too low, while in men, it’s indicative of low testosterone. But there are gender-specific symptoms you may experience with low estrogen or low testosterone, respectively. 

In women, low estrogen might cause problems like vaginal dryness, tender breasts, and osteoporosis, and in men, low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction and testicle shrinkage.

Your HMS Aesthetics care provider can do simple blood tests to determine whether you have a hormone imbalance and could benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy. 

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural therapy that restores your hormone levels. Both men and women who visit HMS Aesthetics can benefit from BHRT. Bioidentical hormones are different than traditional hormone replacements because they’re identical molecular duplicates of the hormones your body makes naturally. 

Also, bioidentical hormones are unique because they’re made from plant sources, including yams and soybeans, while traditional hormone replacements are made from animal sources. If your body’s not making the hormones you need to feel and be your healthiest, bioidentical hormone replacement is essentially the same as suddenly producing your hormones again. 

How does bioidentical hormone replacement work?

Bioidentical hormones come in several forms, including adhesive patches, pills, topical creams, injections, and implanted pellets. Most patients use implanted pellets because they offer complete blood absorption and maximum effect. 

Your HMS Aesthetics care provider inserts the pellets in a quick outpatient procedure that lasts only a few minutes. Then, the pellets gradually send the hormones you need throughout your body for symptom relief. The schedule for pellet insertion varies by patient, but most patients need treatment every few months, and sometimes less often than that. 

How do hormones relate to weight loss?

When your hormones are low, your body goes into a fat-storing mode, and your metabolism can suffer. This means it’s easier to gain weight. Often, bioidentical hormone therapy can go hand-in-hand with a medical weight loss program. 

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is a hormone women make during pregnancy, can actually help you lose weight. The registered dietician nutritionist at HMS Aesthetics can help you start an HCG diet that can boost HCG levels for peak fat burning and weight loss. 

Use online booking or call HMS Aesthetics to get bioidentical hormone therapy today.