Bioidentical Progesterone Replacement Therapy in North Charleston, SC
Women face a number of unique health challenges. Many of these stem from the processes of menstruation and pregnancy. These functions of the female body are regulated in part by the hormone progesterone. When the body produces too much progesterone, it can lead to a decrease in estrogen (oestrogen) levels. Producing too little progesterone causes problems, as well.
Bioidentical progesterone replacement is a treatment created to help women overcome these issues and enjoy a better quality of life. Request more information about bioidentical progesterone replacement therapy today: Call (843) 242-0454 or contact Dr. John Stavrakos online.
Progesterone Imbalance Symptoms
Progesterone is a steroidal hormone that has many functions, most of which are related to the menstrual cycle. Whether progesterone levels are abnormally high or low, there are many symptoms created by this imbalance.
Possible symptoms of low progesterone include:
- Low libido
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes (hot flushes)
- Night sweats
- Irregular menstruation
- Ovarian cysts
The symptoms above stem not just from low levels of progesterone, but very high levels of estrogen (oestrogen). In a female body, there is a delicate balance between progesterone and estrogen (oestrogen). The amount of one hormone affects the body's ability to create the other.
Possible symptoms of high progesterone include:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes (hot flushes)
- Urinary tract infections
Most women experience some form of progesterone or estrogen (oestrogen) imbalance as a part of menopause. In rare cases, it can happen earlier due to a hysterectomy or serious medical problem.
Bioidentical Progesterone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical progesterone refers to a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The objective of this treatment is to restore the body's natural hormonal balance through the use of molecularly identical hormones.
Bioidentical progesterone treatment has been used to:
- Reduce mood swings
- Boost fertility
- Eliminate cramps
- Cut down on hot flashes (hot flushes)
- Restore energy
- Fight fatigue
- Raise sex drive
The list above is just a small portion of the many benefits of bioidentical progesterone. Bioidentical progesterone can be delivered as a:
- Progesterone Pill
- Progesterone Patch
- Progesterone Pellet
- Progesterone Gel
- Progesterone Cream
It’s important to note that a provider typically won’t utilize all of these hormone delivery methods. The best one for a given situation depends on the needs of the patient and the preference of provider. Treatment typically begins only after a progesterone level test has revealed abnormal progesterone levels. Progesterone imbalance can be detected in a urine, blood or saliva test.
Request Bioidentical Progesterone Information Now
Bioidentical progesterone has provided countless women with the youthful feeling they've lost in menopause. This treatment provides a natural, non-synthetic way to achieve wellness. Request more information about bioidentical progesterone today: Call (843) 242-0454 or contact Dr. John Stavrakos online.
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