Boca Raton Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Dr. Mark Scheinberg at The Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Gynecology in Deerfield Beach has been practicing medicine for over 35 years and is considered an expert in his field. He has been treating patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) since 1985 and has treated hundreds of patients. Boca Raton Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Mark Scheinberg, M.D. believes that each patient deserves individual attention and fine tunes their BHRT formula to their specific needs. He believes in strong communication and in giving his patients as much knowledge as possible so that they can partake in the decision-making process for their overall health.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Structurally and functionally identical to human hormones, Bioidentical Hormones are unique to any other form of hormone replacement therapy; their identical nature allows them to be quickly accepted and used in the body. They fit like a lock and a key with the body’s cell receptors, whereas non-identical hormones are often partially recognized in the body and often take up cell receptor sites that they should not be attached to. Because Bioidentical Hormones are an exact fit to cells and mimic the body’s hormones, most patients do not experience unpleasant side effects.
Another positive side to Bioidentical Hormones is that they can be dosed to meet exact and specific needs. Previous forms of hormone replacement often prescribed the same dosage of a particular hormone to different patients, each with a varying degree of an imbalance. For example, a woman with a mild estrogen deficiency going through perimenopause may have received the same dosage of a hormone as a post-menopausal woman with a much greater deficiency. The excess estrogen would have put the woman with a mild estrogen deficiency at risk for estrogen dominance, and the insufficient dosage for the post-menopausal woman would not have been enough to reduce her symptoms of hormonal imbalance. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, each person’s unique levels are taken into account and the exact amount of a hormone that is needed is prescribed.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve numerous conditions related to hormonal decline. While imbalances typically occur with aging, wildly high levels of stress and poor lifestyle factors can lead to disproportionate hormone levels. Some of the age-related conditions that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve include perimenopause, menopause, and andropause. Stress related conditions that can be improved include Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Autoimmune conditions that can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s disease, and fibromyalgia. Restoring hormone balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy can reduce the many symptoms associated with conditions related to hormonal imbalances.
Some of the symptoms that can be alleviated include:
- Weight gain
- Wrinkling skin
- Thinning bones
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Facial flushing
- Intolerance to cold
- Reduced immune function
Personalized Programs for Women
While hormones can become imbalanced at any age in women, they most often become imbalanced during the reproductive years, perimenopause, and menopause. During the reproductive years, hormones commonly become imbalanced due to stress, lifestyle habits, lack of sleep, and overwork. However, in youthful women, imbalances often correct themselves because younger bodies heal faster and can rectify imbalances more effectively. As women age, it becomes more difficult for the body to fix innate issues, and as hormone levels drop, women often experience symptoms of age related hormone decline.
Initial phases of ovarian hormone decline bring about the phase of Perimenopause, which leads to symptoms that include fatigue, lack of motivation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility, anovulation, headaches, increased PMS symptoms, bloating, water retention, and migraines. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone can be restored with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to reduce the symptoms of Perimenopause.
Three years to a decade after perimenopause begins, women enter into Menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. During menopause, the adrenal glands are supposed to take over the production of estrogen and progesterone, and because most women have burned out their adrenals long before their fourth and fifth decades, the adrenals are unable to meet the body’s demands for hormone production.
Dr. Scheinberg’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs can replace essential hormones and reduce the symptoms associated with menopause. Countless women have been able to gracefully transition through menopause as a result of hormone supplementation. Once patients begin their hormone replacement therapy, patients come back to the office after 2 weeks. Blood work is done and then hormones are individualized and then rechecked every 6-12 months or sooner if there are issues, which is rare. Dr. Scheinberg offers bioidentical hormones in troches (gummy bears) form that dissolve in the mouth. They have 50 different flavors. Patients have access to Dr. Scheinberg and his nurse. They are in the office 5 days a week and are very responsive in answering phone messages and online questions.
“This put the spice back into my marriage, and now it seems as though my husband can’t keep his hands off of me! I am so grateful to Dr. Scheinberg and his staff; they took the best care of me on this journey. Any doctor who gives me their personal cell number for emergencies is a keeper in my book!”
As a Boca Raton Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy specialist and anti-aging medicine doctor, Mark Scheinberg M.D. works hard to give his patients as much knowledge as possible so that they can partake in the decision-making process for their overall health in order to improve the quality of their life and to help them regain their lost vitality. He has helped hundreds of patients improve their lives and relationships through hormone therapy and regain their youth and stamina. To learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for women, and to learn more about how Dr. Scheinberg can help you, contact him at The Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Gynecology in the Broward County area today to schedule a consultation!