Sherry Neyman, MD
Gynecology & Wellness Specialists located in Austin, TX
Women’s hormones fluctuate throughout their lives ― during adolescence, pregnancy, and the stages of menopause. In Austin, Texas, and the surrounding communities, women trust Sherry Neyman, MD, MS, FACOG, a leading gynecologist and women’s health expert, for bioidentical hormone therapy to help regulate hormone levels and alleviate uncomfortable symptoms. To find out if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you, call Dr. Neyman’s office or use the online booking tool to request the next available appointment.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT)?
BHRT replaces hormones and helps to regulate them when your natural levels drop or become unbalanced. This typically happens to women during perimenopause and menopause. Bioidentical hormones are different from other types of hormone treatments in that they are derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those your body makes naturally.
Bioidentical hormones come in different forms, including:
- Creams and gels
Dr. Sherry Neyman discusses your perimenopausal symptoms with you and conducts routine blood tests to determine your hormone levels so she can advise you which type of BHRT is right for you. Her nurse practitioner Brittaney Swift MSN, WHNP-BC has advanced training in BHRT and can use your lab testing to create a custom plan for you.
What symptoms can bioidentical hormone therapy help relieve?
Women in perimenopause and menopause often experience unpleasant symptoms as a result of a significant decrease in their body’s estrogen and progesterone production. Low hormone levels cause symptoms such as:
- Vaginal dryness
- Night sweats or hot flashes
- Painful sex
- Low libido
- Sleep disruptions
- Lack of energy or fatigue
- Weight gain
- A decrease in muscle mass
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Brain fog
These symptoms can affect your quality of life, cause problems in your intimate relationships, or sometimes lead to depression. BHRT can regulate your hormone levels so you feel more like yourself again.
How are bioidentical hormones different from other synthetic hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones that are the exact chemical and molecular structure of your body’s natural hormones. Synthetic hormones are typically made from the urine of pregnant horses and other components produced in a lab. There are FDA approved bioidentical hormones available to help relieve menopausal symptoms and they are usually covered by insurance.
How can bioidentical hormone therapy help with perimenopause symptoms?
BHRT can reduce your fatigue, increase your sex drive, and reduce hot flashes. It can also help you sleep better, improve your memory, and alleviate brain fog. If you’re going through perimenopause, and you’ve tried taking vitamin supplements, eating a balanced diet, or exercising to relieve symptoms with little or no improvement, bioidentical hormone therapy may be right for you. Since it’s a personal decision, Dr. Neyman can help you determine if BHRT is a good solution for your symptoms.
Call the office or request an appointment online to learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy.
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