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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

If mood changes, irritability and fatigue are holding you back – we have solutions.

“I can’t tonight honey…I um…have a headache.”

“Is it hot in here?”

“Where did I put my keys?”

“I just snapped at my daughter…the look on her face….”

“I just want to sleep the whole night through without waking up sweaty.”

“I can’t believe I forgot my dental appointment.”

“And after one day on bioidentical estrogen, I felt the veil lift…after three days, the sky was bluer, my brain was no longer fuzzy, my memory was sharper. I was literally singing and had a skip in my step…I encourage you to take charge of your own health.”                                                                      OPRAH WINFREY

At Aguirre Specialty Care, we specialize in treating hormonal imbalances in women using bioidentical hormone therapy, which is true hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones have the exact molecular structure of the hormones that a woman's body produces naturally. In other words, these hormones are no different from the hormones that a woman's body produces from about age 12 through 51.  Bioidentical hormones are individually formulated at compounding pharmacies, made from ingredients found in nature, to have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your own body.  The FDA has approved many of these hormone products and continues to approve them after ongoing research.

“The female body is constantly in flux.  From the onset of puberty to the cessation of menses at menopause, hormones are always changing in our bodies. The main challenge is how you choose to take care of your body and mind as you transform.” -Shawna Stephan, P.A.-C, Aguirre Specialty Care, Denver, CO

Many women suffer needlessly for years with hormonal imbalance.

Symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, insomnia, facial hair, loss of hair, weight gain, loss of sex drive, vaginal dryness, dry skin, sagging breasts, panic attacks, depression, heart palpitations, decreased memory and other symptoms of hormonal imbalance, often go untreated. As these symptoms continue unmedicated, the risk of bone loss, heart disease, sleep disturbances, neurologic deficiencies and urogenital atrophy increases.

At Aguirre Specialty Care, we look at the individual.

Under the supervision of Medical Director and Surgeon, Dr. Oscar A. Aguirre, who is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hormonal Therapy Expert, Shawna Stephan, P.A.-C, has devoted her life’s work to treating women who suffer from hormonal imbalance. After meeting with Shawna, who will listen to you and thoroughly review your history, you will be asked to participate in a few diagnostic tests (thyroid levels, hormone panels, etc.) to establish your personalized, bioidentical hormone therapy regime. 

After 2-3 weeks of taking bioidenticals, you will begin to experience decreased symptoms. Soon thereafter, as your hormones continue to stabilize, you will experience the dramatic changes that our patients at Aguirre Specialty Care speak so passionately about. 

“I am sleeping better than I have for years.”

“I feel like I’m me again.”

“My hot flashes don’t bother me anymore.”

Facts About Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

  • Bioidenticals are often prescribed in a transdermal cream, as well as oral troches and transdermal patches. This allows the hormones to go directly into the bloodstream rather than having to pass through the liver in pill form. This also results in fewer hormonal peaks and valleys.
  • Some patients are not good candidates for bioidentical hormone therapy, depending upon their medical history. During your consultation we will determine together, if bioidenticals are right for you.
  • By contrast, synthetic hormones are intentionally different. Synthetic hormones are derived from a variety of sources and differ dramatically from the natural hormones they are supposed to mimic. Pharmaceutical companies can’t patent a bioidentical structure, so they invent synthetic hormones which could be more accurately described as hormonal substitutes.
  • Herbal remedies, anti-depressants, and/or the birth control pill may offer some temporary relief but are usually short lived. Additionally there are considerable side effects to these treatments, including worsening hot flashes, worsening libido and weight gain.
  • Good nutrition, proper fluid intake, and exercise are all helpful in maintaining healthy, stable hormones.

If you are suffering from hormonal imbalance, Bioidentical Hormones at Aguirre Specialty Care can help. Call us today at 303-954-4114 or  888-470-9035 and let us help you get some balance back in your life.

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