Bio-Identical Hormones Specialist

The WAE Clinic, PLLC

Susan Prather, FNP-C, ABAAHP, FAAMM

Integrative Medical Clinic & Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner located in Downtown, Cleveland, MS

If you’re suffering from mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes, and weight gain, you can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at The WAE Clinic, PLLC in Cleveland, Mississippi. Susan Prather, FNP-C, helps you balance your hormones and regain your sense of well-being. Call the office to book a consultation or use the online scheduling option.

Bio-Identical Hormones Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Your hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They move through your bloodstream and help regulate many of your critical functions, such as:

  • Metabolism
  • Mood
  • Reproduction
  • Sex

Hormones are also imperative for normal growth and development. When your hormones get out of balance, you are susceptible to a number of health conditions like diabetes, weight fluctuations, adrenal fatigue, erectile dysfunction, low libido, and thyroid disorder.

To alleviate the symptoms of hormone imbalance, you have access to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at The WAE Clinic, PLLC. Derived from plants and made in a lab, bioidentical hormones mimic the way natural hormones function in your body.

The WAE Clinic, PLLC prefers bioidentical hormones over synthetic ones because they’re safer, easily received by your body, and cause fewer side effects.

How do hormones get imbalanced?

Hormone balancing is a keystone offering in the clinic’s wellness packages because it’s a common problem for men and women and affects your overall health. When you have too much or too little of a hormone an imbalance occurs. There are a variety of reasons why:

  • Medications
  • Stress
  • Chronic disease

It’s crucial to keep your hormones in balance because they regulate almost all of your body’s major functions.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Symptoms vary from person to person and depend on which hormones are out of balance. Some of the telltale symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Anxiety
  • Blood pressure fluctuations
  • Blurry vision
  • Brittle bones
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Infertility
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain

Talk to your medical team about your individual concerns, so they can customize your wellness package to address your hormone imbalance.

How does my provider administer bioidentical hormones?

The WAE Clinic, PLLC offers bioidentical hormones in a number of formats:

  • Patches
  • Creams
  • Pellets
  • Gels
  • Injections
  • Lotions

A sample of your saliva, urine, or blood helps your provider understand your hormone levels. The WAE Clinic, PLLC, uses the DUTCH Complete™ test to ensure that you are safely metabolizing your hormones. Based on the findings, the team can tailor a mix of bioidentical hormones just for you.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy benefit men and women?

Both men and women can get relief from a wide range of symptoms that occur when hormones are depleted or unbalanced.

Many women report improvement from the following problems:

  • Brain fog
  • Hair loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps men with:

  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Memory loss
  • Sleep disorders

With the clinic’s whole-person approach to health care, your provider develops your hormone replacement plan in conjunction with your overall health and wellness goals.

How many hormone replacement appointments do I need?

After you begin bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you’ll meet with the nurse practitioner a few times a year to monitor your progress and adjust your dosage if necessary. Of course, you have access to the team at The WAE Clinic, PLLC through the online portal, so you can connect anytime you have questions or concerns.

To get started with your hormone evaluation and see if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you, call the clinic to schedule an appointment or use the online scheduling option.