Bioidentical Hormones Specialist

Front Range Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Medical Aesthetics Specialists located in Colorado Springs, CO

Are you suffering from perimenopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness? The most effective way to treat such symptoms is hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones are hormones made from natural sources that act like your body’s natural hormones. We also offer bioidentical hormones for men experiencing hormone imbalances. If you’d like more information about bioidentical hormones, call Front Range Family Medicine in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or book an appointment online.

Bioidentical Hormones Q&A

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers that help your body control certain functions, such as reproductive health, hair growth, weight, and hunger, as well as emotions, mood, and sleep.

As we get older, production of certain sex hormones slow down. The reduction of estrogen in women and testosterone in men can cause unpleasant symptoms, such as moodiness, low sex drive, and thinning hair. To reduce these symptoms, the specialists at Front Range Family Medicine may prescribe bioidentical hormones.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as hormones produced in your body. They’re made from natural sources, such as plants and animals. Because they have the same molecular and chemical structure, your body can’t distinguish these types of hormones from the ones it produces.

What forms of bioidentical hormones are offered?

Bioidentical hormones come in a variety of forms. The specialists at Front Range Family Medicine create a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plan personalized to your body and symptoms. We offer topical creams and pellets -- which a provider typically places under the skin in your hip area. Pellets come in estrogen form or testosterone form and last for three to six months.

What female issues can bioidentical hormones treat?

Women most often experience hormone imbalance issues around perimenopause, the period leading up to menopause. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and last from a few months up to a decade.

The average length of perimenopause is four years, but the more severe symptoms occur toward the end, as you get closer to menopause. Common hormone imbalance symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Sleeplessness
  • Moodiness
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Brain fogginess
  • Thinning hair or hair loss

Bioidentical hormones can reduce these symptoms, so you can return to your normal self.

What male issues can bioidentical hormones treat?

Hormone imbalance in men can be triggered by bad eating habits, stress, an injury or illness, or getting older. Male hormone imbalance symptoms are often misdiagnosed.

The providers at Front Range Family Medicine are experts at diagnosing and treating all types of men’s health issues. Symptoms of male hormone imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Weight gain
  • Brain fogginess
  • Low sex drive
  • Increased body fat
  • Depression

Bioidentical hormones can help reduce these symptoms, so you can live a healthier, happier, and more active life.