Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

Pain Management Specialists & Addiction Specialists located in Scottsdale, AZ & Flagstaff, AZ

If you’re experiencing negative side effects as a result of the natural aging process, consider bioidentical hormone therapy. This safe, effective treatment eases uncomfortable symptoms like fatigue and hot flashes using plant-based compounds that mimic the hormones your body produces. At Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine in Scottsdale and Flagstaff, Arizona, Raymond Ketcham, FNP-C, and the team regularly prescribe bioidentical hormone therapy to both men and women. To request your appointment, call the office nearest you today.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q&A

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

The hormones in your body control a wide range of day-to-day functions, including your appetite, heartbeat, immune system, and sex drive. However, if your hormones fall out of balance, you’re more likely to experience uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms that can negatively affect your quality of life. 

Bioidentical hormone therapy is an all-natural treatment method that works to restore your hormone levels to their natural state of equilibrium. It’s usually recommended for women suffering from the uncomfortable effects of menopause or perimenopause, but the team at Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine also uses bioidentical hormone therapy to treat:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Adrenal disorders

Bioidentical hormones come from plant estrogens. They’re chemically identical to the hormones your body produces, lowering your risk of side effects. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are just a few of the hormones that bioidentical replacements can mimic. 

How is bioidentical hormone therapy different from traditional hormone therapy?

Traditional hormone replacement therapy uses hormones derived from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic substances. Bioidentical hormones come from natural sources, like yams and other vegetables. Because they’re plant-based, they’re similar to the hormones your body produces naturally. As a result, they’re less likely to cause complications or health problems associated with traditional hormone replacement therapy.

What symptoms does bioidentical hormone therapy help relieve?

The team at Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine regularly prescribe bioidentical hormone therapy to both men and women. However, it’s especially helpful for women going through menopause. 

Menopause signifies the end of a woman’s reproductive life cycle. It’s perfectly natural but causes several hormones to drop in production. As a result, you may experience:

  • Memory loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep issues
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes

If you’re going through menopause, you might also experience a loss of interest in sex or pain during sexual intercourse. Bioidentical hormone therapy works to relieve these and other symptoms. Clinical studies show that bioidentical hormone therapy can also improve the thickness and elasticity of your skin, limiting wrinkles and fine lines.

As men get older, they also experience a drop in testosterone production. Low testosterone may cause irritability, erectile dysfunction, and muscle loss. Bioidentical hormone therapy can address these issues as well.

Am I a good candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy, your Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine provider conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms. After gathering the necessary information, your provider can recommend a treatment plan for your individual situation.

To request your bioidentical hormone therapy appointment at Absolute Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, call the office nearest you today.