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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Vishaal Veerula, M.D. -  - Integrative and Internal Medicine Physician

Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine

Vishaal Veerula, M.D.

Integrative and Internal Medicine Physician located in Fort Wayne, IN

Bioidentical hormones directly match hormones produced by your body on a molecular level. Part of the aging process causes a decrease in hormones, replacing lost hormones with bioidentical hormones can positively impact a person’s life. Testosterone, Progesterone, Estradiol, Thyroid and DHEA can be customized for each patient’s needs. Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine offers both Tele-Health and In-Person Office Visits. Please call our office at 260-999-6924.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical Hormones are identical in their molecular structure to those made by a man or woman’s body. Hormones control almost all functions in the body. For instance, your sex and brain function, growth and the breakdown of food. Therefore, when hormones are out of balance, uncomfortable symptoms can occur. Bioidentical hormone therapy consists of replacing the specific hormones within the body to achieve the desired outcome. These include: Testosterone, Estradiol, Progesterone, Thyroid and DHEA.

Am I a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Veerula will request lab testing to determine your current hormone levels. Once results have been received, he will discuss with you and determine the next steps. Hormone imbalances affect both men and women. Out-of-balance hormones can cause symptoms like low energy, anxiety/depression, poor libido, forgetfulness, headaches, vaginal dryness, irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats just to name a few.

For women it can be during Peri-Menopause (Premenopause), Menopause and Post-Menopause that they experience mild to extreme hormone fluctuations. It can begin as early as their late 30’s and last thru post-menopause. For men they can experience loss of muscle mass, low sex-drive, depression/anxiety, lack of focus, erectile dysfunction and more. This usually starts around the ages of 40-45 and decreases each year, this is called Andropause. These changes can negatively impact a person’s quality of life.

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How are Bioidentical Hormones Administered?

Bioidenticals are offered in the form of creams, troches, capsules, patches, injections and pellets. Dr. Veerula prefers pellet therapy due to the consistent level of hormones pellets offer, which in turn benefit the patient. Medical literature has shown that pellets deliver a consistent level of hormones into the bloodstream, avoiding the fluctuations that occur when using creams, pills or patches. The direct delivery into the bloodstream avoids changes in the liver seen with oral hormone therapy and eliminates production of increased clotting factors. In women, the pellets last 3 to 4 months; in men, 4 to 6 months.

Providing an optimal level of hormones can reduce or eliminate disruptive symptoms from low hormone levels. Don’t continue to suffer the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.

How to find us

To obtain optimal Hormonal Balance and improve your quality of life, please call our office at 260-999-6924 or go online to contact us to make an appointment. Additionally, Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine offers both Tele-Health and In-Person visits.

Our Mission Statement

Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine (FWIM) exists to provide a relationship-focused setting in a healing environment. We provide both integrative and conventional therapies for patients in order to engage the whole person in reaching their full capacity for health and well-being.