Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy


Faride Ramos, MD

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment approach for hormone loss that happens at any age but accentuates as you get older. Whether you’re a man or woman, your hormone levels will vary depending on many factors.

While they generally decline, you might have hormone fluctuations along the way that cause bothersome symptoms that can affect your life in several ways. This is because the hormones in your body are responsible for controlling your metabolism, mood, energy, appetite, libido, and more.

Bioidentical hormones work in the same ways as the natural hormones in your body and are molecularly the same. They’re made from natural plant estrogens, but bioidentical hormones can replenish your estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone.

Integrative Hormone Replacement Therapy in Florida

Dr. Ramos is a Board Certified Functional and Internal Medicine Physician located in South Florida. She gives you a personalized dose of hormones based on your blood and salivary results, starting with the lowest possible dose to take for the time needed based on your condition, in order to ease your symptoms and reach your treatment goals.

In addition, she can work with you on lifestyle and other supplement recommendations to help address your symptoms at the root.  And she is also certified in pellet injection, if needed.


Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help relieve you of symptoms associated with perimenopause, menopause, andropause, adrenal disorders, or general hormone imbalances.

If you’re a woman, menopause happens when your menstrual cycle stops for at least 2 consecutive years. During the period of time leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, you might experience a range of symptoms affecting your mood, energy, sleep, and libido. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can treat the various symptoms that happen during this time, including:

  • Mood swings
  • Memory problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Pain during sex
  • Disinterest in sex
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Hair and skin problems
  • Fatigue

For men, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help treat symptoms of testosterone loss or imbalance, like erectile dysfunction, prostate enlargement, loss of interest in sex, hair loss, fatigue, and loss of muscle and bone mass.

Dr. Ramos, who offers hormone replacement therapy in Fort Lauderdale, FL, dedicates time to review all your symptoms and helps you decide whether or not bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is your best option for treatment.

Sometimes, other steps, like lifestyle changes and fixing underlying issues in the body, can be implemented first to see if improvements in symptoms occur. If not, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be the best option for you.

Dr. Ramos helps you decide which way to take your hormones for the best results. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy comes in several easy-to-take forms, including:

  • Intramuscular injections
  • Patches
  • Pills
  • Topical creams and gels
  • Pellets

During your treatment, Dr. Ramos monitors you to make sure the treatment is working through Functional Medicine hormone lab tests and to make sure you don’t experience unwanted side effects. You should let her know right away if your symptoms worsen or if you experience new symptoms.

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