Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Carolinas Health and Wellness LLC

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetics located in Rock Hill, SC

If the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, or low testosterone affect your energy levels and quality of life, consider hormone therapy. At Carolinas Health and Wellness, primary care specialist Dr. Kristy Alamadine, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, offers hormone therapy to adults experiencing hormonal imbalances. To make an appointment, call the practice in Rock Hill, South Carolina, or click the online scheduling feature today.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

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What is bioidentical hormone therapy BHRT?

BHRT helps manage uncomfortable symptoms of hormonal imbalances caused by perimenopause, menopause, or low testosterone. You might also benefit from treatment if you have an underlying metabolic condition like insulin resistance, fibromyalgia, or osteoporosis.

BHRT uses naturally derived hormones to restore your body to balance and improve your quality of life. It’s safe, effective, and presents relatively few risks.

What types of issues can benefit from hormone therapy?

You might benefit from hormone therapy at Carolinas Health and Wellness if you experience symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep issues
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low libido
  • Pain during sex
  • Erectile dysfunction

Aside from balancing your hormones, research shows hormone therapy can reduce your risk of cataracts, tooth loss, and even diabetes. 

How is hormone therapy administered?

Carolinas Health and Wellness administers BHRT in various ways, including pills, patches, creams, gels, injections, and implantable pellets. The type of hormone therapy that will most benefit you depends on various factors, including your age, medical history, and the severity of your hormonal imbalance.

Following a complete exam and a series of lab tests, your Carolinas Health and Wellness provider can develop a hormone therapy treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

How is a hormone imbalance diagnosed?

Your Carolinas Health and Wellness provider reviews your health history, asks about your symptoms, and conducts a physical exam to diagnose a hormone imbalance. They also order laboratory tests to assess your hormone levels, including blood work and urinalysis. After gathering that information, your provider develops a care plan.

Does BHRT present risks?

Hormone therapy is safe and presents few risks. During the first few weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience acne, bloating, and fatigue, but these symptoms subside once your body adjusts to the influx of new hormones. If your symptoms don’t improve or they get worse, contact Carolinas Health and Wellness right away.

To see if you can benefit from hormone therapy, make an appointment at Carolinas Health and Wellness by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.