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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone imbalance can cause weight gain, sexual dysfunction, low libido, and fatigue. If you’d like to avoid unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause or “manopause” (andropause), a simple solution is available at Argento Wellness & Aesthetics in Glendale, Arizona. Board-certified family physician Maria Berlari MD, FAAFP, and her expert wellness team offer bioidentical hormone therapy to reduce your symptoms and restore hormone levels. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to get started today.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses bioidentical hormone, which are identical to your body’s natural hormones, to better balance hormone levels and reduce unpleasant symptoms associated with low estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, or thyroid hormone.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

If your body’s natural hormone levels are imbalanced, hormone replacement therapy can help:

  • Improve energy
  • Increase sexual libido and sensation
  • Decrease vaginal dryness and hot flashes in women
  • Improve erectile dysfunction in men
  • Enhance weight loss
  • Decrease body fat
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Minimize hair loss
  • Improve mood
  • Reduce osteoporosis and heart disease

Hormone replacement therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can produce dramatic improvements in the way you look and feel.

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

If you experience negative symptoms of menopause or “manopause” (andropause in men), Dr. Berlari first discusses your medical history and review your symptoms.

She completes a physical exam and uses saliva testing and blood testing to measure hormone levels in your body. If your hormones are found to be out of balance, she can work with you to develop a personalized hormone replacement therapy treatment plan. She might also complete bone density tests to determine if you’re at risk of osteoporosis.

If you’ve previously had certain cancers or unexplained vaginal bleeding, hormone therapy might not be right for you.

What should I expect during treatment?

During hormone replacement therapy, you take synthetic hormones in one of the following forms:

  • Oral pills
  • Injections
  • Skin patches
  • Gels
  • Creams
  • Sprays
  • Subdermal pellets

Dr. Berlari works with you to find a treatment that matches your preferences and lifestyle. She periodically tests hormone levels to make sure yours stay within a healthy range. Dr. Berlari can adjust your dosage when necessary.

In her own words, Dr. Berlari describes the key to hormonal replacement therapy as the 4 “R’s:” The Right hormone, the Right route of administration, the Right dose, and the Right balance.

What are other ways to reduce symptoms?

To minimize hormone imbalance and symptoms associated with it, maintain a healthy weight, eat healthy foods, get plenty of sleep and exercise, keep stress levels low, and don’t smoke.

When you’re ready for a better quality of life and relief from symptoms associated with menopause or low testosterone, see the expert wellness team at Argento Wellness & Aesthetics. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.