Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Srinivas Kota, MD, FMNM, ABAARM -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Premier Physicians

Srinivas Kota, MD, FMNM, ABAARM

Integrative Medicine Specialist & Internal Medicine located in Bolingbrook, IL

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist
Dr. Srinivas Kota and the rest of the staff at Premier Physicians offer an assortment of bio-identical hormone replacement therapies (BHRT) at their medical facility in Bolingbrook, Illinois. If you are looking for relief from the symptoms of menopause, thyroid issues, adrenal issues, or low testosterone, visit their on-site medical spa in order to learn more about the BHRT options that are available.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a form of hormone replacement therapy that uses hormones that are identical on a molecular level with those produced within an organism, tissue, or cell. It is used to reduce the symptoms of menopause and other health issues, and can also be used for anti-aging purposes.

How Does the Team at Premier Physicians Use BHRT?

Dr. Kota and his team use BHRT primarily for the purposes of:

  • Addressing low testosterone levels
  • Easing adrenal fatigue
  • Relieving symptoms of menopause
  • Treating hypothyroidism

How Might Low Testosterone Levels Affect You?

Testosterone levels decrease naturally as you age. You may experience a decrease in your sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and plummeting energy levels. Testosterone replacement therapy can bring those testosterone levels back to where they were before.

What are the Symptoms of Menopause?

Common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes and vaginal dryness. In addition, those going through menopause may also experience:

  • A reduced sex drive
  • Anxiety
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability and moodiness
  • Night sweats
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain during intercourse

These symptoms result from declining levels of estrogen and progesterone in a woman's body over time. BHRT can relieve the most common symptoms, and also address the long-term biological changes that often occur during menopause, such as bone loss.

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. Symptoms can include:

  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Coarse, dry hair
  • Cold intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Decreased libido
  • Depression
  • Dry, rough, pale skin
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is intended to compensate for the lack of hormone being secreted by your thyroid gland.

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-related condition that occurs when your adrenal glands, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland are functioning less than optimally. The most common symptoms of adrenal fatigue are:

  • A weak immune system
  • Cravings for salty foods
  • Difficulty getting up in the morning
  • Inability to handle stress
  • Insomnia
  • Mild depression
  • Overuse of stimulants, like caffeine
  • Regular and unexplained fatigue

BHRT can help.

If you’re interested in considering a form of BHRT for any of the above conditions, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kota today.

*Individual Results May Vary

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