Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist

Dearborn Family Clinic, PC

Family Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Dearborn, MI

If you’re struggling with hot flashes, sleep disturbances, or loss of interest in sex, you may have a hormone imbalance. At Dearborn Family Clinic, PC in Dearborn, Michigan, experienced family physician, Howard M. Wright, DO, and the medical team offer on-site hormone testing and innovative bioidentical hormone replacement therapies. You can find long-term relief of symptoms that result from a hormone imbalance, especially during menopause or if you have a thyroid disorder. Learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by calling the office today or booking a consultation online.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces naturally. They are made from plant estrogens and can effectively treat a variety of issues that result when you have a hormone imbalance.

The medical team at Dearborn Family Clinic offers customized hormone replacement therapies using bioidentical hormones.

Why do I need bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical therapy can be useful in treating the effects of a hormone imbalance in both men and women. It’s a common therapy for addressing a variety of symptoms that result from perimenopause and menopause-related drops in estrogen and progesterone or following a hysterectomy.

The medical team at Dearborn Family Clinic can also use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to address conditions like:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Insulin resistance

After a full evaluation of your overall health and the severity of your symptoms, your Dearborn Family Clinic doctor may recommend hormone therapy with bioidentical hormones.

Does using bioidentical hormones have any risks?

Bioidentical hormones are chemically similar to what your body is producing naturally, relieving symptoms by supplying your body with what it needs to remain balanced.

Your Dearborn Family Clinic doctor can determine if the use of hormones is a safe option for you based on your age, medical history, and existing health.

There are some risks that your provider discusses with you before starting treatment, including an increased risk of conditions like:

  • Stroke
  • Blood clots
  • Heart disease
  • Breast cancer

You may also experience weight gain, acne, and mood swings while taking bioidentical hormones, and your Dearborn Family Clinic provider works closely with you to minimize your side effects.

It can take some time to find the appropriate type of hormones and the right dosage for your needs. Bioidentical hormones are available in pill form, creams, patches, and injections, and not every delivery method is right for everyone. Once you find the right method and achieve the right dosage of hormones, you can expect quick and long-lasting relief of your symptoms.

Find out if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you by calling Dearborn Family Clinic today or request a consultation online now.