Hormone Optimization in Women

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Hormone Optimization in Women services offered in the Ashland, KY area

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s aging process, but it often presents uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, it’s possible to find relief with hormone optimization. At AIM Wellness, hormone replacement therapy specialist Jeannine Parikh, MD, provides hormone optimization in women ages 20 and older. To make an appointment, call the office in Ashland, Kentucky, or book online today.

Hormone Optimization in Women Q & A

What is hormone optimization in women?

Hormone optimization in women is a minimally invasive procedure designed to treat hormonal imbalances. 

AIM Wellness provides hormone optimization in women with BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. As the leading BioTE provider in the region, AIM Wellness is skilled in understanding how to relieve your symptoms and help you feel better.

When should I consider hormone optimization?

Make an appointment at AIM Wellness for hormone optimization if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Painful sex
  • Increased headaches
  • Weight gain 
  • Fatigue
  • Osteoporosis (weak, brittle bones)

You might also benefit from hormone optimization, if you have an underlying health problem that affects hormone production, like a thyroid disorder (an autoimmune disease), or low testosterone. 

How does hormone optimization in women work?

At AIM Wellness, a hormone optimization visit begins with a review of your medical records, and a discussion of your symptoms, including when they first started, their severity, and if certain activities, like exercise, make them worse.

Next, your AIM Wellness provider conducts a physical exam. They also order lab tests, including blood work and urinalysis, to assess your current hormone levels. If your test results confirm a hormonal imbalance, your provider implants one (or more) BioTE hormone pellets. 

To do that, they have you change into a gown and lie face down on an exam table. Then, your provider cleans and sterilizes an area of skin on your lower back, just above your buttocks. Your AIM Wellness provider makes a small incision, inserts the BioTE pellets, and closes the incision with steri strips and a dressing.  

After BioTE pellet placement, there’s no recovery period or downtime. You can return to work and other activities right away. 

How long do implantable hormone pellets last?

The length of time that implantable hormone pellets last depends on several factors, including your weight and your body’s absorption rate. Often, BioTE pellets last between three and six months.* 

Over the course of treatment, you visit AIM Wellness regularly. At each checkup, your provider monitors your hormone levels and adjusts your treatment plan as necessary.

To learn more about hormone optimization in women, make an appointment at AIM Wellness, by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary