Moses Swauncy, M.D. – Nashville Bioidentical Hormones
Signature takes great pride in its dedication to providing you and your family with top quality healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee. Our goal is to consistently meet and exceed patients’ medical and wellness needs by offering outstanding expertise and service to them. We are committed to our patients and the community. We strive to address each patient’s specific healthcare needs, community health concerns, and to follow through with specific and general preventative measures to work towards maintaining the health and well-being of our patients and the community. At Signature we strive to effectively manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, digestive disorders, allergies, asthma, headaches, arthritis, skin disorders, thyroid abnormalities, and other chronic conditions. Women’s healthcare services include, annual exams, PAP smears, scheduling your annual mammogram, birth control, as well as sex education for women from adolescence to post-menopausal age. Another important therapy that we offer for men and women is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which helps people experiencing hormone decline to overcome the symptoms associated with waning hormone levels.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormones are derived from a natural plant source of soy and yams and professionally compounded to be biologically identical to human form of estradiol and testosterone. The body is given what can no longer produce. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can give the quality of life given back to every man or woman.
Some of the benefits of BHRT can include:
- Increased energy levels
- Restore or increase sexual drive
- Consistency in moods-no more roller coaster effect
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Decreased body fat
- Increased mental clarity and focus
- Greater capacity for getting the body in shape
Bioidentical Hormones for Women
Ten to Fifteen years before onset of menopause, women may experience the loss of testosterone. Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women include hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, low to no libido, low or no energy, mood swings, depression, anxiety, and vaginal dryness. In studies, when compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have been shown to be extremely effective for relief of menopausal, maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, and improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response, and performance. Good hormone balance will greatly improve sexual desires.
Bioidentical estrogen pellets have been used to treat migraine and menstrual headaches. They also help with vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency. Estrogen has over 400 functions in the body including but not limited to:
- Controlling hot flashes
- Maintaining bone density
- Helping maintain memory
- Reducing the risk of colon cancer
- Maintaining collagen in your skin
- Increasing serotonin and dopamine
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Men
Testosterone levels begin to decline in men beginning in their early 30’s. Most men need to be tested around 45 years of age. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving, or sustaining an erection. It is never too late to benefit from hormone therapy. Long term benefits include bone, brain, and heart protection.
The frequency of needing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy depends on the person, but a person may need this therapy anywhere from 4-6 months. Most people do not experience side effects with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, but two percent of patients experience mild acne or facial hair, and less than 1% experience hair thinning. All of these mild side effects are easily treatable
Bioidentical hormone therapy has had great success with hormone-related headaches.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Delivery Methods
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy. Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy, which produce “rollercoaster” hormonal levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient, Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy, is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4 to 6 months, without any “rollercoaster’ effect. Because the hormones used are completely natural, pellet therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of a natural hormone.
Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. The estrogen or testosterone utilized in the pellets is compounded by a professional compounding pharmacist using strict federal guidelines.
These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice are then placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and act as if an ovary or testicle is present. The implantation procedure is easily performed in the office.
Questions? Please call Nashville Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Moses Swauncy, M.D. of Hormonal Health & Wellness of Tennessee directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 283 to schedule your consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment.