Bioidentical Hormones

Serving the St. George, Utah Area
Menopause can be very difficult for a lot of women, which is why more and more women in St. George, Utah resort to bioidentical hormones to relieve menopausal symptoms.

What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are prescription medications containing hormones that exactly match the chemical structure of those that are naturally made by our bodies. This therapy is often recommended for those with menopausal symptoms. Some of these treatments are manufactured by drug companies and are FDA-approved. They are also sold in standard doses while other preparations are created by special pharmacies, also known as compounding pharmacies, wherein the treatments are customized for every patient.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormones?
Compared to the standard hormone therapy, bioidentical hormones are derived from plant chemicals (soy and yam). Moreover, they are produced in doses that are different from those that are FDA-approved and meet your specific needs as a patient. The therapy is able to relieve bothersome menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats (to name a few).

What are the different forms of bioidentical hormones?
This hormonal replacement therapy comes in different forms. One manner of delivering the treatment is called static dosing. Another is rhythmic cycling, in which the cycles of nature serve as a basis for the course of treatment. The rhythmic method, which is a relatively new approach, is performed to imitate the time when a woman was at her reproductive peak.

What can I expect from a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
During your initial consultation with one of our providers at Riverside Medical Arts, you will be assessed to see if you are in a hormonal decline. If you are indeed experiencing a decline in hormone levels, the doctor will administer static dosing. You are assured that our providers will only provide you high quality care and prescribe you with the right dose of bioidentical hormones to mimic what your body has previously made.

Bioidentical hormones can be taken orally or may be administered through injections, topical creams, patches or suppositories.