Bioidentical Hormones Specialist

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

OB/GYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Winter Park, FL

Suffering through menopause isn’t an ideal way to live. Your symptoms can often be easily managed and improved by getting your hormone levels stabilized. By using bioidentical hormones, offered by Dr. Gene Krishingner Jr., OB/GYN, at Women’s and Maternity Care Specialists in Winter Park, Florida, your hot flashes will be a thing of the past. Dr. K gladly accepts new patients who want to get treated with bioidentical hormones or who want to find another alternative for treating menopausal symptoms.

Bioidentical Hormones Q & A

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are designed to be chemically identical to hormones in your body. They’re made from plant or animal sources (like soy or yams), instead of an artificial creation from a lab. Researchers believe that because bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones you already have in your body, they’re going to work more efficiently than traditional hormone replacement therapy treatments.

How can bioidentical hormones help me?

If you have started menopause, bioidentical hormones will replace the estrogen — and progesterone, if need be — that your body is lacking. Because your hormone levels will stabilize with bioidentical hormone treatment, the unbearable effects of menopause should subside. Bioidentical hormones can help with:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep problems
  • Thinning hair and hair loss
  • Night sweats

Why would I need progesterone, too?

In general, if you haven’t yet had a hysterectomy and still have a uterus, you will need to take progesterone along with your estrogen bioidentical hormone treatment. Otherwise, your risk of developing uterine cancer drastically increases. If you no longer have your uterus, it’s unlikely that you need to take progesterone.

When should I see a doctor?

Ideally, you’ll schedule annual visits — or more often, depending on your health — at the first sign of perimenopause. This is the stage in your life leading up to menopause, when your periods stop altogether. During perimenopause, your period may come every 2-4 months for several years, although some women report menstruating monthly up until menopause fully kicks in.

Dr. K can help you with uncomfortable hot flashes and symptoms that occur during perimenopause and all the way through menopause. You’ll also need to talk with him about birth control. While it’s more difficult to get pregnant during perimenopause, it can still happen, so you need to plan accordingly.

Which type of bioidentical hormone is right for me?

Dr. K will evaluate all of your symptoms and give you a few options for bioidentical hormone therapy treatment. Bioidentical hormones come in multiple formularies and dosages, so it just depends on your needs. You can get bioidentical hormones through:

  • Pellets
  • Pills
  • Vaginal creams
  • Patches
  • Transdermal gels
  • Vaginal tablets

*Individual results may vary

Most Major Insurances Accepted

At Women's and Maternity Care Specialists, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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Aetna
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Florida Hospital
Humana
Tricare
United Healthcare