Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Family Medicine & Wellness located in Henderson, NV

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Hormones are crucial in regulating metabolism, sleep, immune function, and other essential bodily processes. If you experience signs of a hormone imbalance, like weight gain, inability to lose weight, fatigue, mood changes, sleep disturbance or hot flashes, bioidentical hormone replacement at TruWellness may be right for you. As an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner, Kelly, offers mobile and telehealth visits to patients in Henderson, Nevada, and surrounding communities. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a telehealth visit.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q&A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement?


Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy minimizes symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Hormones are chemical messengers that help control bodily functions like mood, temperature, digestion, and libido. 


When hormones aren’t balanced, you can experience uncomfortable symptoms that affect your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.


Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to your natural hormones. They offer a safe, effective solution to restore balance to your hormones.

How is bioidentical hormone replacement different from hormone therapy?

Traditional hormone therapy uses hormones sourced from animals or synthetic materials. It offers a one-size-fits-all approach that is difficult to customize. 


Derived from plant sources, like yams and soy, bioidentical hormones closely resemble the molecular structure of those the body produces. This resemblance enhances the likelihood of a more natural and harmonious integration within your body.


Bioidentical hormones are also compounded to match your hormonal profile, meaning the formulation replicates the unique balance of hormones in your body.

How do I know if bioidentical hormone replacement is right for me?

Candidates for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy typically show signs of a hormone imbalance from menopause or andropause (low testosterone). 


Signs you may benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:


  • Hot flashes 
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Sleep disturbances, especially insomnia
  • Decreased libido
  • Weight changes
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Joint pain and muscle aches
  • Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse (for women)
  • Erectile dysfunction (for men)


The signs of a hormone imbalance may be subtle at first. As the imbalance gets worse, your symptoms can become more disruptive in daily life.

What can I expect from bioidentical hormone replacement?

Kelly runs comprehensive diagnostic testing before recommending hormone replacement therapy. 


After reviewing your medical history and discussing your symptoms, she orders bloodwork to test your hormones. She uses this information to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific hormonal profile.


Bioidentical hormone replacement is available in creams, patches, gels, injections, and implantable pellets. These pellets are smaller than a grain of rice. Kelly can implant one in your abdomen or upper buttocks. Over time, the pellet gradually releases the specific level of hormones you need.


Kelly tests your hormone levels every few months to determine whether your treatment plan needs adjustments. Most people notice improvements in their symptoms within three months.


Call TruWellness today or use the online booking tool to schedule a telehealth bioidentical hormone replacement therapy consultation.