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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Total Women's Care

Priyabala Ramaiah , MD

Gynecologist & Robotic Surgeon located in Canton, OH

As women age, estrogen and progesterone hormone levels tend to drop, which can lead to unwelcome side effects associated with menopause. At Total Women’s Care in Canton, Ohio, gynecologist and robotics surgeon Dr. Priyabala Ramaiah and her team use bioidentical hormone therapy to ease menopause symptoms. Call today to learn more, or use the online scheduling tool.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a treatment for low estrogen or low progesterone often associated with menopause in women. Bioidentical hormones are synthesized from natural plant extracts, but are identical to the hormones your body naturally produces.

Hormone therapy for women helps increase estrogen or progesterone to reduce unwanted side effects associated with menopause and aging. Two types of hormone therapy exist, including:

Estrogen-only therapy

Estrogen is the female hormone that provides the most relief for menopausal symptoms and may be a good match if you’ve had a hysterectomy.

Estrogen plus progesterone therapy

Estrogen plus progesterone therapy combines estrogen and progesterone together into one treatment and is used for women who still have a uterus. This hormone combination helps protect against uterine cancer.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

There are numerous benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy for women, such as:

  • Less weight gain associated with aging
  • Fewer hot flashes
  • Improved vaginal dryness
  • Better bladder control
  • Less sexual dysfunction
  • A lower risk of osteoporosis
  • Better energy
  • Improved mood
  • Better oral health
  • Lower heart disease risks

When hormone levels are restored to an ideal range. you may look better, feel better, and improve your overall quality of life.

How are bioidentical hormones administered?

There are numerous ways Dr. Ramaiah administers bioidentical hormones. She’ll discuss which option best matches your individual needs and may include:

  • Gels
  • Creams
  • A vaginal ring
  • Patches
  • Transdermal pellets
  • Oral pills
  • Injections

Dr. Ramaiah works with you to determine which method is the best based on the options with which you’re comfortable and how low your estrogen or progesterone levels are.

Oral pills, patches, sprays, gels, and injections help fight night sweats, hot flashes, osteoporosis, and vaginal symptoms. Rings, creams, and tablets are often effective for vaginal symptoms related to menopause.

What are compounded hormone prescriptions?

Customized compounded hormone prescriptions are developed to meet your body’s unique needs based on your individualized hormone levels. This hormone therapy is made to order and contains various hormone combinations. Dr. Ramaiah lets you know if this option is right for you.

When you’re ready to ease symptoms associated with menopause to improve the way you look and feel, call Total Women’s Care today, or book online with Dr. Ramaiah.