Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Lindsay  DeHaas, ND -  - Women's Health

Lindsay DeHaas, ND

Women's Health located in Portsmouth, NH & Cambridge, MA

Aging can be a stressful prospect with a surprising variety of hormone-related issues like weight gain, anxiety, depression, infertility, and fatigue. Women in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Cambridge, Massachusetts turn to Dr. Lindsay DeHaas, ND, for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. For relief from aggravating symptoms of a hormone imbalance, schedule an appointment online or call.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

When you experience a hormonal imbalance due to aging, naturally sourced hormones that mimic your body’s natural hormones are used to restore balance. The term identical comes from the fact that the hormones are a perfect chemical match to those your body makes on its own.

Bioidentical hormones are made from plant compounds and come in several forms, such as:

  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Injections
  • Patches
  • Pills

What are some signs that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy should be considered?

When your hormone levels begin their decline in your mid-to-late 30s, you may experience a range of symptoms. The downshift in hormone production affects men and women differently and can lead to

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irregular periods
  • Menopause
  • Thinning hair
  • Weight gain
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of bone density
  • Decreased fertility
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Memory loss

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones regulate essential functions in the body like digestion, muscle growth, and metabolism. Keeping hormones balanced helps men and women feel better overall. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is extremely popular because it has so many helpful benefits, including:

  • Bone protection and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Minimized hot flashes
  • Normalized cholesterol levels
  • Increased vaginal lubrication
  • Improved fertility
  • Stabilized energy
  • Better quality sleep
  • Enhanced libido
  • Maintained erection

In addition, hormones regulate essential functions in the body like digestion, muscle growth, and metabolism.

Who is a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

While women with fertility or menstruation challenges especially benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, research shows that the treatment is also helpful for men and women who suffer from anxiety and depression. Because it is so common, Dr. Lindsay makes a point to assess every patient and correct for hormone imbalance. She believes that proper hormone levels are a key factor in disease prevention and optimal health.

When lifestyle changes like herbs or diet don’t resolve the symptoms of your hormone imbalance, Dr. Lindsay can help get you back in balance. Call either office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire or Cambridge, Massachusetts for a complimentary phone consultation with the doctor or book an appointment online.

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