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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Problems like weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, and low libido often stem from hormone imbalance. At Freedom Functional Wellness, Sujay Kumar, MD, and Louise Higuera, NP, provide anti-aging and functional medicine tailored to your needs and health goals. Bioidentical hormone therapy can restore your hormone levels through implantable pellets that release hormones when your body needs them. To learn more about this natural method of hormone replacement, call the Mount Juliet, Tennessee, office or book your appointment online now. 

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

I can’t lose weight. Could it be my hormones? 

Yes. In fact, difficulty with weight loss is a very common sign of hormone imbalance. Many women experience this problem as they approach menopause, usually in their 40s or 50s, but hormone imbalance can affect both sexes and happen anytime. 

In many cases, hormone imbalance issues don’t appear in isolation, so you might also have problems such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Depression
  • Food cravings
  • Hair loss
  • Infertility

Freedom Functional Wellness helps you find the root causes of your symptoms through functional medicine testing, including the DUTCH urine test and saliva hormone testing through ZRT Laboratory. 

The information gathered in these tests tells your Freedom Functional Wellness provider exactly which hormones (and how much of them) you need to feel like yourself again. 


What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy provides the hormones your body needs, using a more natural approach than traditional hormone replacement. 

With traditional hormone replacement, hormones are derived from pregnant horse urine and other substances that are not very similar to your body’s natural hormones. 

Bioidentical hormone therapy uses plant-derived hormones identical to the natural hormones your body produces. So, with bioidentical hormones, your body can accept and use them immediately, and they have the same effects as your own hormones. 


What is the bioidentical hormone therapy process? 

The main method of bioidentical hormone therapy is pellet implantation. Your provider inserts the tiny pellets, each about the size of a grain of rice, into your hip, buttock, or abdomen through a tiny incision.

Your hormone pellets contain all the replacement hormones your body needs for the next several months. Depending on your hormone levels and your body’s unique chemistry, you’ll typically have hormone pellet implantation a few times a year.


Is there an alternative to bioidentical hormone therapy?

If hormone replacement isn’t right for you, there are natural substances that may help relieve your hormone depletion symptoms. A few examples include Vitamin D3, magnesium, and the B vitamins. Your provider recommends a supplement plan that addresses your specific hormone-balancing needs. 

Hormone balancing can restore the delicate balance of hormones within your body, giving you freedom from disruptive symptoms so you can enjoy your life to the fullest. Call Freedom Functional Wellness or schedule an appointment using the online appointment booker now.