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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Village Family Medicine PC

Jeffrey D Strickler, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Clinic located in Roscommon, MI

If you’re experiencing hormonal imbalance, finding relief is a top priority. Jeffrey Strickler, MD, FAAFP, and the team at Village Family Medicine PC in Roscommon, Michigan, proudly offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, an approach that can improve how you feel and function. Call or click online today to schedule your personalized consultation. 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Your body produces a range of hormones, each acting as a chemical messenger that “tells” your cells to perform various functions. Some of those hormones are linked to reproductive functions and are often referred to as “sex” hormones.

As the years pass, your body produces fewer of these hormones. That can cause an imbalance in your system and lead to disruptive and uncomfortable changes in both women and men. Hormone replacement therapy helps by using supplemental hormones to restore optimal balance.

Bioidentical hormones resemble the hormones your body produces naturally. Your system can’t tell the difference between your natural hormone supply and the volume added through supplementation.

Plant sources create bioidentical hormones. Other synthetic hormones are created from animal products, including the urine of pregnant horses. Many people are more comfortable choosing plant-based supplemental hormones.

Are bioidentical hormone replacement treatments safe?

Extensive scientific research affirms bioidentical hormones. The products available at Village Family Medicine PC represent some of the best innovations in the hormone replacement industry and are both safe and effective.

Not everyone is a good candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Be sure to let your practitioner know the full details of your personal health history. People with the following conditions might need to seek another treatment option:

  • Breast cancer
  • Stroke
  • Blood clotting diseases
  • Heart disease
  • Cardiovascular disease

During your initial consultation, your provider discusses which treatments best align with your unique needs.

How long does it take to see the results of bioidentical hormone replacement?

It takes time for your body to adjust to supplemental hormones, so be patient as you move through treatment. While some people improve right away, it may take months to see how your body responds to hormone replacement therapy.

You must actively participate in the process. Keep track of any changes you notice, both positive and negative. Let your practitioner know how you feel and make adjustments to your personalized hormone replacement therapy.

When you’re ready to learn more about the offerings of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call the office to schedule a visit or book online in just a few clicks.  

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