Metro Health and Wellness LLC
Kirstie Cunningham, MD, FACOG, NCMP
OB-GYN located in Marietta, GA
You no longer have to struggle with balancing erratic hormone changes and the symptoms that follow. Bioidentical hormone therapy at Metro Health and Wellness in Atlanta can help aid in providing relief for night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other effects of menopause. With over 22 years of experience in the field, OB/GYN Kirstie Cunningham, MD, FACOG, provides a warm and welcoming approach to finding you relief. Call today to schedule an appointment or book online to learn more about how bioidentical hormone therapy can help you.
BioIdentical Hormone Therapy for Men and Women Q&A
What is bioidentical hormone therapy?
Women over the age of 35 tend to experience symptoms that can affect their daily lives because of an imbalance in hormones. Bioidentical hormone therapy is a type of treatment that uses hormones to help balance hormone production and improve symptoms.
Some of the specific hormones that bioidentical hormone therapy targets are:
In the years leading up to and during menopause, the body tends to produce less of these hormones.
This treatment can not only restore balance in hormone production, but can also help protect bones, improve energy levels, decrease menopause symptoms, and improve sex drive.
What types of bioidentical hormone therapy are available?
There are many different ways that hormone imbalances can be treated. Dr. Cunningham offers bioidentical hormone therapy in the form of:
These forms of treatment are designed to raise your hormone level back up to a more youthful state in a noninvasive manner. Dr. Cunningham will assess your specific needs and find the best form of therapy for your specific condition.
Who can receive bioidentical hormone therapy?
As women age, their hormone levels naturally begin to drop. This is an unavoidable occurrence in women around their mid-30’s to early 40’s or those that are approaching menopause. During menopause, your body ceases to produce essential hormones, causing symptoms in other parts of the body to arise. With bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr. Cunningham can help make this transition easier on your body.
How do I know if I need bioidentical hormone therapy?
Hormone changes are different for each woman, but there are a few signs that you can look for that are direct correlations of hormone changes. Symptoms of declining hormones include:
- Irregular or diminishing menstrual cycles
- Thinning hair on the body or head
- Lower sex drive or vaginal dryness
- Abdominal weight gain
- Reduced energy and chronic fatigue
- Dry skin
What should I expect during my appointment?
During your visit, Dr. Cunningham assesses your current health and wellness to ensure that bioidentical hormone therapy is best suited to give you relief. Dr. Cunningham will perform a few simple tests, such as a saliva or blood test, to gather your hormone levels and prescribe you the best treatment for your unique needs. Dr. Cunningham is committed to finding the best possible treatment to ensure your hormone levels are restored and your health improves.
Menopause and the decline of hormone production can cause unnecessary strife and discomfort in your life. Call Dr. Cunningham or book an appointment online to start discovering the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy.