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What Will I Feel Like After Bioidentical Hormones?

By: Dr. James D. Fontaine


Hormones are the driving forces behind numerous bodily functions that make up our overall health. Imbalances in these chemical messengers can lead to serious concerns that impact daily activities and reduce the quality of life. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, we work with men and women throughout San Diego, CA who experience disruption in hormones by getting them back on track. Dr. James Fontaine specializes in anti-aging treatments, aesthetic procedures, and preventive medicine, which includes highly-tailored bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are structured to mimic naturally occurring hormones in your body. Made from plant-based chemicals, bioidentical hormones are synthetically produced and finely ground to absorb effectively into the body. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Fontaine administers each patient’s customized plan according to their unique needs, also referred to as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) used to treat?

BHRT can treat a wide variety of hormone-related issues in both men and women, including:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Reduced mental acuity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Night sweats
  • High cholesterol
  • Thyroid issues
  • Low energy

By taking preventive steps early to balance hormones, patients can potentially reduce their risk for devastating illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and dementia.

Benefits of BHRT

At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, patients can experience the many benefits of BHRT, including:

  • Customized treatment plans
  • Highly-tailored hormone administration (injection, pill, pellets, etc.)
  • Regular consultations to monitor progress and modify therapy plans

Am I an ideal candidate for BHRT?

Individuals may be excellent candidates for BHRT if they:

  • Experience symptoms of hormone imbalance
  • Are 40 or older
  • Have reduced libido or energy
  • Have health issues related to childbirth, perimenopause, hysterectomy, or erectile dysfunction

Dr. Fontaine will review your medical history and personal concerns to ascertain if you can safely participate in BHRT or if alternative treatment methods should be considered.

How are bioidentical hormones administered?

After participating in your initial consultation, Dr. Fontaine will develop your unique BHRT plan, which includes methods to administer bioidentical hormones. Currently, BHRT can be provided via injection, pill, pellet, patch, or topical cream. Patients schedule regular follow-up appointments to note progress in their overall health and for Dr. Fontaine to fine-tune or modify treatment as necessary.

How long will it take to notice results after BHRT?

Since each BHRT plan is uniquely created for each patient, results may vary in type and timing. Patients may notice results in as little as a few weeks after their initial treatment. Consult with Dr. Fontaine for any questions or concerns about what to expect during your bioidentical hormone schedule.

What will I feel like after receiving bioidentical hormones?

With the appropriate treatment schedule, patients may feel any of the following improvements in their overall health:

  • Increased energy
  • Enhanced sex drive
  • Improved mental clarity
  • Easier weight loss
  • Higher quality sleep
  • Better mood
  • Reduced menopausal symptoms

Learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormones

If you reside in or near San Diego, CA, and suspect that hormone imbalances are a potential cause for your health issues, contact us at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine and schedule a consultation today. Dr. James Fontaine will work with you and determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the right approach for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.