Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is used to replenish hormones that the ovaries have stopped making at optimal levels. The decrease in the hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone, that accompany menopause can cause challenging symptoms, including: hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, headaches, decreasing libido, fatigue, and insomnia. For many women, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy provides dramatic relief. As a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and certified menopause clinician specialist with over two decades of experience, Dr. Kornreich is uniquely qualified to assess whether it’s right for you. If you’re suffering from uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, call Dr. Kornreich’s office for a consultation.
Yes! Estrogen is FDA-approved for the prevention of the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. However, medications called bisphosphonates are commonly prescribed for treating osteoporosis. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be recommended for some women who have lost bone mass and would prefer to avoid bisphosphonates.
Dr. Kornreich begins by taking a complete medical history, discussing your symptoms and lifestyle in detail, conducting a thorough physical examination, and performing any necessary tests that may include various laboratory and hormonal studies, a bone density evaluation, a mammogram, a pelvic ultrasound, and/or a colonoscopy if indicated. Armed with this information, she will discuss treatment options with you and formulate an optimal treatment plan. Once that’s achieved, Dr. Kornreich will continue to monitor and assess how you’re responding and will make changes as needed.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is administered in many ways. Dr. Kornreich discusses the pros and cons of each option to help you make the best personal choice.