Hormone replacement therapy reduces the symptoms of hormonal imbalances
Women dealing with hot flashes, low libido and vaginal dryness can benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Our San Antonio GYN, Carlos Cardenas MD, treats his patients using bioidentical hormones rather than conventional synthetic ones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) replicates the hormones a woman’s body produces naturally.
Hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones is natural and holistic
Dr. Cardenas focuses on patients who need gynecological services, including menopause management and hormone replacement. He combines his vast knowledge of traditional medicine with his interest in holistic medicine, which is why he uses bioidentical hormones created from plant sources. BHRT naturally replaces estrogen and progesterone, the hormones that decrease as women age.
Hormone optimization benefits women during perimenopause and menopause
When hormone levels are too high or too low, it causes bodily changes. As a woman ages, the amount of estrogen and progesterone in her body decreases and causes unpleasant symptoms. Hormone optimization rebalances a woman’s normal hormone levels.
Hormone replacement therapy with our San Antonio GYN benefits women by relieving several symptoms caused by hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause.
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Mood changes, including depression and anxiety
- Vaginal dryness
- More frequent vaginal and urinary tract infections
- Pain during sex
- Changes in libido
- Bone loss and increased risk of bone fractures
- Increased risk of stroke or heart attack due to decreased estrogen
Most women who use bioidenticals experience reduced symptoms and have minimal side effects.
BHRT is available as a cream, patch and pellet
There is a form of bioidentical hormone to suit every woman’s hormone replacement therapy needs. Using creams and patches on the skin releases estrogen or progesterone into the bloodstream.
If a woman chooses pellet therapy, she comes into the office approximately three times a year to have the tiny pellets inserted subcutaneously (under the skin). The pellets remain in place, releasing the treatment into the bloodstream. Our staff numbs the skin with a local anesthetic before inserting the pellets. The procedure is fast and easy, allowing patients to forget about treatment for months at a time.
Dr. Cardenas provides compassionate guidance through the menopause years
In addition to hormone replacement, our San Antonio GYN also provides comprehensive menopause management. Dr. Cardenas is a good listener who encourages women to openly discuss their problems so that he can address them effectively and compassionately. Women who would like to explore the benefits of bioidentical hormones or discuss their menopause symptoms should contact us for an appointment.