Bioidentical Hormones


Hormone optimization is key to healthy aging. Prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and dementia with optimal hormone balance. Feel and look great, too. Imagine no more brain fog, weight gain, or fatigue. Bioidentical hormones are the most efficient way to reach your goals. Men and women in Phoenix can contact Norterra Family Medicine to explore this natural hormone treatment. Call to make an appointment with providers Dr. Kristine Sarna, Mollyann Allen, PA or Nicole Walker, PA or use the online booking agent.

Bioidentical Hormones Q&A

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormones?

Aging is a natural process controlled by your endocrine and immune systems. As these system functions decline, so do your energy and quality of life. Maintain your hormone levels and boost your immune system with natural hormone supplementation. Research shows that maintaining your hormone levels and boosting your immune system naturally can prevent the debility and illness that accompany the aging process.

Replacing diminished hormones, such as thyroid, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in men and women slows the aging process and reduces your risk of age-related chronic diseases, including diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and heart disease.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Natural, or bioidentical, hormones are biologically the same in chemical structure as your body’s hormones. They’re derived from plants and compounded, or created, at special pharmacies. These hormones, as the name suggests, naturally boost your hormone levels to improve your sleep, energy, weight maintenance, mood, and overall quality of life.

Compare these with synthetic hormones, which are made by pharmaceutical companies and are not chemically identical to your body’s hormones, lessening their benefits and perhaps proving harmful.

Who is a candidate for bioidentical hormones?

You may begin to experience hormone imbalances after age 40, when your hormone levels naturally shift and decline. Men and women experience the effects of declining hormones, which include:

  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Sleeplessness
  • Memory loss
  • Low sex drive

Women who are perimenopausal or menopausal and suffer symptoms including hot flashes and vaginal dryness also benefit. Men may benefit from bioidentical testosterone replacement, which improves muscle mass and libido.

What benefits will I feel from taking bioidentical hormones?

Natural hormones curb many of the symptoms men and women associate with aging or menopause. The more obvious effects of natural hormones are:

  • Increased strength and vitality
  • Freedom from hot flashes
  • Weight loss
  • Improved memory and libido
  • Prevention of chronic illnesses and pain syndromes

What bioidentical hormones are available?

At Norterra Family Medicine, the doctors offer Biote pellets. The pellets are put just under the surface of your skin so your body can absorb it naturally over three to six months. You may also be prescribed traditional hormone creams or lozenges to achieve optimal results.