Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Specialist

Agresti Health and Wellness

Internists & Integrative Medicine Specialists located in Nutley, NJ & Chester, NJ

Bioidentical hormone replacement helps your body adjust to the natural decrease in hormone production that occurs as you age. Men and women are susceptible to the effects of low hormones, including sexual dysfunction, low energy, and weight gain. At Agresti Health and Wellness, Dr. James Agresti helps residents in Chester and Nutley, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas, with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Q & A

What are symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Specific glands in your body produce hormones, which help regulate many body functions, including your sexual function and metabolism. You may be familiar with the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, where a woman’s level of the hormones estrogen and progesterone dips considerably. Women often experience:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mental fog
  • Vaginal dryness

Low levels of the hormone testosterone can have similar negative effects on men in terms of:

  • Sexual desire and function
  • Ability to maintain muscle mass
  • Energy and stamina

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormones match those your body makes naturally. Bioidentical hormones are composed of ingredients found mainly in plants, such as wild yams or soybeans, and have a structure identical to the estrogen, progesterone, or androgen hormone your body makes. This means your body cannot distinguish between supplements and the hormones your body makes.

Dr. Agresti offers estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in pill, injection, and topical form. All forms have been thoroughly tested for purity and safety.

How do I know if I need hormone therapy?

To determine if you’re a candidate for hormone therapy, Dr. Agresti thoroughly reviews your medical history and takes into consideration your age and stage of life. He’ll also take into account the severity of your symptoms.

Bioidentical hormones can help your body restore natural function so you feel more like yourself, restoring energy, mental clarity, and sexual function.

Women experience a decrease in menopausal symptoms, as well as better control of their weight. Bioidentical hormones can also help reduce the risk of osteoporosis in women. Men may experience a boost in energy and find it easier to lose weight.

Are there risks to taking hormones?

Bioidentical hormones offer many benefits that outweigh any possible side effects for most people. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Agresti who can thoroughly explain the pros and cons of bioidentical hormone therapy in terms of your personal health history. If you decide to undergo hormone treatment, Dr. Agresti will monitor you closely to ensure your dose is optimal.

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