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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Ramon Vazquez, MD -  - Board Certified General Surgeon

Ramon Vazquez, MD

Board Certified General Surgeon & Vascular and Endovascular Surgery located in West Palm Beach, FL

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) restores your body to optimal functioning when hormone levels decline. Board-certified general surgeon Ramon Vazquez Jr., MD, provides bioidentical hormone pellet therapy at his practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. Call Ramon Vazquez, MD, PA, or book an appointment online today to find out if bioidentical hormones are right for you.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones facilitate communication between cells in your body and coordinate most major functions, including your growth and development, mood, libido, and metabolism. Hormone levels often decline as a result of increasing age or events like menopause. This decline often leads to a variety of unpleasant physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy alleviates these symptoms with artificial hormones. Bioidentical hormones come from a lab, just like the traditional type. The difference is that bioidentical hormones have the exact same chemical structure as the hormones your body produces naturally. 

What are the signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Hormone imbalance affects both men and women, but symptoms vary based on the specific hormones that are out of balance. Testosterone is the primary male hormone, and estrogen and progesterone are the main female hormones. 

Common hormone imbalance symptoms that may affect men or women include:

  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Low sex drive
  • Thinning hair
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased muscle mass or tone
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sexual dysfunction

These symptoms can interfere with many aspects of your life, including work performance, athletic pursuits, and romantic and social relationships.

How do I know if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for me?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for BHRT, Dr. Vazquez discusses your specific concerns and reviews your medical history. He performs a physical exam and takes blood tests to check your hormone levels and rule out medical conditions that may cause your symptoms. Then, he discusses your treatment options and develops an individualized BHRT plan.

What does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy entail?

Dr. Vazquez prescribes BHRT pellet therapy, an easy-to-use treatment that provides a steady, continuous release of bioidentical hormones into your body. He sends your blood tests to a lab, where expert technicians create customized bioidentical hormone pellets based on your specific needs. 

Then, Dr. Vazquez inserts tiny pellets, the size of a grain of rice, beneath your skin during a painless in-office procedure. The pellets release your customized bioidentical hormones for 3-6 months. Then, they dissolve into your body. BHRT treats the root cause of hormone imbalance, not just the symptoms. 

Call Ramon Vazquez, MD, PA, or book an appointment online today to find out how bioidentical hormone replacement can help you.