Hormone replacement therapy doesn’t only give you much-needed relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause; it also restores optimal health and prevents chronic diseases. The experienced team at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology in Atlanta, Georgia, offers safe and effective bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, using long-lasting pellets that deliver the exact dose of hormones you need. To learn more about hormone replacement therapy, call the office or schedule an appointment today.

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What is hormone replacement therapy?

When you have low hormones, your provider at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology prescribes hormone replacement therapy to restore normal levels.

The levels of many hormones decline as women get older, but most women consider hormone replacement therapy to get rid of the symptoms that occur before, during, or after menopause.

What symptoms indicate I need hormone replacement therapy?

The most common symptoms women experience as they go through menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Memory problems

The symptoms in this list develop due to the loss of estrogen. Estrogen has many other roles in your body, so you may notice other changes such as hair loss and thinning skin.

Additionally, the risk of other health problems increases when you have imbalanced hormones. For example, post-menopausal women have a significantly higher risk of developing osteoporosis. Their blood vessels also lose elasticity, increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease.

When you get hormone replacement therapy, your symptoms go away, and you prevent chronic health conditions associated with menopause.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormones mimic your natural hormones. Since they have the same structure as the hormones your body produces, they also affect your body the same. As a result, bioidentical hormones seldom cause side effects.

What is BioTE® hormone replacement therapy?

The team at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology provides hormone replacement therapy using BioTE Medical’s bioidentical hormones. BioTE comes in the form of pellets customized to contain the exact dose of hormone you need to bring your levels back to normal.

BioTE Medical makes the pellets by placing hormones into a cylinder that’s roughly the size of a grain of rice. Your provider at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology implants the pellet under your skin. The pellet stays in place for 3-6 months, continuously releasing hormones.

In addition to providing long-lasting treatment, BioTE pellets maintain your hormones at stable levels. By comparison, hormone shots cause hormone levels to fluctuate as you get one big dose that gradually declines until the next injection.

With safe and effective hormone replacement therapy, you don’t need to put up with the symptoms of menopause. Call KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology or schedule an appointment online today.