Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

OBGYN & Cosmetic Gynecologist located in Manhasset and Forest Hills, NY

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy offers patients numerous benefits, from relieving menopause symptoms, improving clarity of mind, improving sleep, and restoring physical energy levels to improving sexual intimacy. E. Jacob Simhaee, MD, FACOG, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at his New York offices in Manhasset, Long Island, and Forest Hills, Queens. BHRT is suitable for most people, provided it’s managed by an experienced physician like Dr. Simhaee. He can determine your suitability for hormone therapy and identify the correct bioidentical hormone supplementation you require. Call Dr. Simhaee’s nearest office to learn more about hormone therapy or request a consultation online today.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormones are chemicals your body uses for multiple purposes, from digestion to reproduction. Hormonal imbalances can significantly disrupt many functions and processes, reducing your overall well-being. Hormone therapy addresses the imbalance to restore health and function.

Hormones may become imbalanced for various reasons, including natural aging and thyroid or other hormone disorders. Women are also vulnerable to changing hormone levels during their menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. Common hormonal problems include:

  • Irregular menstruation
  • Dry skin
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Thinning hair
  • Loss of libido
  • Weight changes
  • Brain fog
  • Difficulty sleeping

Dr. Simhaee assesses your current hormone levels with a simple blood test before prescribing the perfect hormone supplementation for your body chemistry.

What does bioidentical hormone therapy involve?

Hormone therapy is available in several forms, including pills, patches, and creams. Dr. Simhaee offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) from BioTE®, which comes in pellet form. BHRT is made from wild yams and soy, plants containing chemicals that exactly match human hormones.

BioTE has a proven track record spanning 25 years. It enables Dr. Simhaee to offer testosterone (male sex hormone), an essential but often neglected hormone for women, in addition to the female sex hormone estrogen.

Dr. Simhaee makes a small incision in the skin over your hip and implants the pellet (which is roughly rice grain-sized) in the fat beneath. You won’t need stitches. The pellet steadily releases hormones into your body for several months before requiring replacement — typically 3-4 months for women and 4-6 months for men.

What benefits does bioidentical hormone therapy offer?

BHRT offers several life-changing benefits:

  • It’s safe, quick, and effective
  • It requires no downtime
  • It’s customized to your needs
  • The hormones used precisely match your own
  • It restores optimal testosterone and estrogen levels
  • It improves libido (intimacy)
  • It heightens mental focus and clarity
  • It can help ease depression and anxiety

The individualized approach Dr. Simhaee uses ensures hormone therapy is safe and effective.

It can also help those who may not be candidates for traditional hormone therapy, including people who’ve had breast cancer and women using hormonal contraceptives. You can transition safely from conventional hormone therapy to BHRT under Dr. Simhaee’s expert supervision.

Call E. Jacob Simhaee, MD, FACOG, to learn how hormone therapy could benefit you, or request an appointment online today.

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