Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist

Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics -  - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics

Obstetrics and Gynecologist & Aesthetics located in Cranford, NJ & Irvington, NJ

Hormonal changes happen constantly throughout a woman’s life. When there is an imbalance, symptoms occurs that can affect a woman’s health and wellbeing. At Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics in Jersey City and Cranford, New Jersey, Edsel Antonio, DO, and Farzana Alekseyeva, DO, offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as a natural way to rebalance your hormone levels. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you can restore hormonal and feel like you again.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormones are an all-natural way to restore and balance your hormone levels.  Traditionally prescribed hormone replacement medications consist of chemically derived or animal-derived hormones, given in excessive doses to what the body naturally produces.  The therapy is not limited to hormones but also vitamin supplementation, counseling on diet, caffeine intake, and sleep habits.

After taking a thorough history and physical and addressing treatment goals, blood work as well as a saliva test is taken to get an accurate hormonal profile and to see what deficiencies need to be addressed.

Who is a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

Women who are perimenopausal or in menopause may benefit from hormone replacement therapy as their levels of estrogen and progesterone are diminished.  Hormone replacement therapy may also benefit women of reproductive age, women who still get their periods, as they may have similar symptoms as below.

Drs. Antonio and Alekseyeva may recommend hormone therapy to help with specific symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Diminished libido
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular periods
  • Menstrual migraines
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mental fog and irritability

If you’re bothered by any of these symptoms, you may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy may be more effective than conventional hormone therapy as the hormones match your natural hormones levels directly.  By balancing the estrogen and progesterone levels, as well as the testosterone, cortisol, and thyroid levels, your body will feel refreshed and ready to take on the world with the energy like you were 20 years old.