Functional Medicine Georgia Dr. Krishna Doniparthi, M.D.
401 S. Main Street
Suite C1, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical Hormones are natural hormones. They are FDA approved class of medications, and have been on the market for over 40+ years. They are called Bioidentical Hormones because their chemical makeup closely resemble that of the steroid sex hormones (estrogen, estriol, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and cortisol) produced naturally by the human body. Synthetic hormones are not nearly as similar to bioidentical hormones, and are the reason why they carry label warnings with adverse side effects, some which can be fatal.
Bioidentical Hormones are derived from soy and yam oils. Further pharmaceutical processing is done to concentrate and purify these molecules that mimic the chemical structure of human hormones in their entirety. Bioidentical Hormones are very close in chemical structure, actions and interaction to our own natural steroid sex hormones.
Bioidentical Hormones have a molecular structure that is similar to human hormones. This is important when the hormone needs to bind to the body's hormone receptors. The more similar to fit in the receptor, the less or no side effects are observed. The reason bioidentical hormones are safe and effective is because they fit so well with the body's hormone receptors.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidenitical Hormones act gently to treat the problem of hormone imbalances by working in the same manner as the human body’s own hormones. If you think of a lock and key, bioidentical is the perfect key for the lock. The results are overall well being and an improvement in health and wellness.
Bioidentical Hormones can help to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, depression, mood swings, anxiety, palpitations, loss of libido, irritability, recurrent urinary tract infections, joint pains, foggy thinking and fatigue.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy for You?
With proper testing and dosage of bioidentical hormones, they can be tailored for your specific needs and symptoms. HRT is not for everyone. A well-trained medical physician can distinguish the difference between hormonal imbalance versus another underlying health condition. It is very important to seek treatment from a medical doctor, undergo an extensive physical examination, discuss the test results, and then tailor a program that is right for you.
What are symptoms of imbalance of steroid sex hormones?
Hot flashes, depression, weight gain, sleep distrubances, mood swings, foggy thinking, decreased muscle mass, acne, excess facial hair, bone loss, fatigue, allergies, sugar cravings, aches/pains, tender breasts, vaginal dryness, memory lapses, water retention, yeast infections, incontinence, and others. Dr. Doniparthi offers state-of-the-art hormone testing, and offers individualized Bioidentical HRT. Make an appointment to discuss further questions regarding testing or treatment.