Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Catherine A. Fisher, MD -  - Cosmetic Dermatologist

Fisher Medical & Aesthetics Center

Catherine A. Fisher, MD

Cosmetic Dermatologist & Primary Care Physician located in Peoria, AZ

Are you tired, overweight, depressed? You may be suffering from hormone deficiency or hormone imbalance. Hormones play a crucial role in the functioning of your body. Their levels and balance are extremely important to your health, mood and well-being. As you age, your body becomes less effective at producing these vital hormones which can lead to symptoms such as depression, weight gain, and fatigue. Dr. Catherine Fisher can assess if you’re hormone deficient and create a custom plan to restore your natural hormonal balance. Contact Dr. Fisher from Fisher Medical & Aesthetics Center in Peoria, Arizona to learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it could restore your sense of wellbeing.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

by Catherine A. Fisher, MD

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for women and how does it work?

BHRT uses hormones which are created in a laboratory, but are identical to the natural human hormones produced in a woman’s body.  BHRT can help to restore natural hormone balance and correct deficiencies when the body is no longer producing adequate levels due to aging.  Supplementing your body’s production of hormones can restore healthy levels and hormone balance or “harmony”, relieving associated negative symptoms and improving quality of life.

How can BHRT benefit women?

Optimal hormone levels are essential for the body to adequately combat disease and function at its best.  In women, BHRT is a safe and effective treatment to prevent osteoporosis and treat pre and post menopause symptoms including vaginal dryness, mood swings, hot flashes, fatigue and loss of sex drive.  Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia and poor memory can also be improved with customized formulas of BHRT in individual women.

Women who undergo hormone replacement therapy typically notice:

  • Improved energy levels
  • Enhanced mood
  • Restored sex drive
  • Better memory
  • Decreased hot flashes
  • Decreased vaginal dryness

 

This therapy can truly improve a woman’s quality of life, her confidence, and her sexual intimacy.

How can hormone replacement therapy benefit men?

When a man’s body does not produce enough testosterone, human growth hormone, estradiol, cortisol, or progesterone, they can experience unwanted symptoms, such as:

  • Decreased libido
  • Hypogonadism
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle loss

 

The goal of BHRT for men is again to restores the hormone levels back to healthy levels and to achieve the balance necessary to alleviate symptoms. Some of the benefits include:

  • Increased sex drive
  • Increased energy
  • Restored muscle mass
  • Improved mood
  • Increased stamina

 

Other lifestyle factors both men and women should implement to aid in their journey to hormonal balance, include:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Smoking cessation
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight

 

If you’ve been feeling some of these symptoms and wonder if you might be hormone deficient, call or book online to visit Dr. Fisher and discuss bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.