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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Austin Springs Women's Health

OBGYNs located in Austin, TX

Many of the signs and symptoms you experience as you get older, such as weight gain, low libido, and mood changes, are most often due to hormone imbalance. At Austin Springs Women's Health, Martha Schmitz, MD, and Barbara Howard, WHNP-BC, offer bioidentical hormone therapy to help women to restore hormone balance naturally, relieve symptoms, and reduce the signs of aging. To schedule a consultation to learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy, call the office in Austin, Texas, or book an appointment online.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a more natural form of hormone replacement. The hormones are identical in chemical structure to the hormones naturally produced by your body.

The bioidentical hormones created include estrogens (estrone, estradiol, estriol), progesterone, testosterone, melatonin, pregnenolone, adrenal hormones such as DHEA and cortisol, and thyroid hormones.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

The team at Austin Springs Women's Health uses bioidentical hormone therapy as one of their many tools to combat the effects of aging. Some of the benefits of the natural hormone replacement option include:

  • Helping with weight loss
  • Improving body composition
  • Alleviating perimenopause and menopause symptoms
  • Regulating the menstrual cycle
  • Lessening premenstrual syndrome symptoms
  • Decreasing symptoms caused by uterine fibroids
  • Restoring sex drive
  • Reducing the risk of heart disease, dementia, and osteoporosis
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Enhancing energy levels

Bioidentical hormone therapy may also slow down the aging process and improve your muscle tone and the look and health of your skin.

Am I a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy?

To get started on bioidentical hormone therapy, you need to schedule a consultation with the team at Austin Springs Women's Health.

Though the treatment offers many benefits, you need to undergo a comprehensive evaluation that includes hormone testing to determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the best treatment for you.

If your hormone levels are out of balance, the team custom formulates your bioidentical hormone therapy to match your specific needs.

Once initiated, the team tests your hormone levels every three months until you’ve achieved optimal levels, and then your hormones are checked annually.

Bioidentical hormone therapy offers many benefits with very few side effects. The length of your therapy depends on your individual needs and health condition.

To learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy and whether they make a good treatment for you, call Austin Springs Women's Health. Call the office or book an appointment online today.