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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Faride Ramos, MD -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Faride Ramos, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Functional Physician located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Even a minor hormone imbalance can cause unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, mood changes, memory impairment, loss of interest in sex, and many more common symptoms. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Faride Ramos treats hormone loss with natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. To book a consultation for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call Dr. Faride Ramos or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a treatment approach for the hormone loss that happens at any age but accentuate as we get older. Whether you’re a man or woman, your hormone levels will vary depending on many factors. 

While they generally decline, you might have hormone fluctuations along the way that cause bothersome symptoms that can affect your life in several ways. This is because the hormones in your body are responsible for controlling your metabolism, mood, energy, appetite, libido, and more. 

Bioidentical hormones work in the same ways as the natural hormones your body produces and are molecularly the same. They’re made from natural plant estrogens, but bioidentical hormones can replenish your estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone. Dr. Ramos gives you a personalized dose based on your blood and salivary results, starting with the lowest possible dose to take for the time needed based on your condition, in order to ease your symptoms and reach your treatment goals. 

When should I consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help relieve you of symptoms associated with perimenopause, menopause, andropause, adrenal disorders, or general hormone loss. 

If you’re a woman, menopause happens when your menstrual cycle stops for at least 2 consecutive years. During the period of time leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, you might experience a range of symptoms affecting your mood, energy, sleep, and libido. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can treat the various symptoms that happen during this time, including:

  • Mood swings
  • Memory problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Pain during sex
  • Disinterest in sex
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Hair and skin problems
  • Fatigue

For men, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help treat symptoms of testosterone loss or imbalance, like erectile dysfunction, prostate enlargement, loss of interest in sex, hair loss, fatigue, and loss of muscle and bone mass. 

Dr. Ramos dedicates time to review your symptoms and helps you decide whether or not bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is your best option for treatment. 

How should I take my hormones?

Dr. Ramos helps you decide which way to take your hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy comes in several easy-to-take forms, including:

  • Intramuscular injections
  • Patches
  • Pills
  • Topical creams and gels

During your treatment, Dr. Ramos monitors you to make sure the treatment is working and to make sure you don’t experience unwanted side effects. You should let her know right away if your symptoms worsen or if you experience new symptoms. 

To find out more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and if you’re a candidate for it, call Dr. Faride Ramos or book a consultation online today.