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Wellness Center

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Hormone levels decline as we age; bioidentical hormone therapy replenishes the hormones that your body needs to function optimally. The molecule of the bioidentical hormone is identical in structure to the hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and thyroid ) naturally found in the body. We at the wellness center of Springfield, use bioidentical hormones instead of synthetic hormones. We will assess your individual needs and help you bring your hormone levels into an optimal, more youthful range.

Where do bioidentical hormones come from?

These biologically identical hormones are extracted from plants and made in the lab. The end result is a hormone molecule identical to the molecule that is made in the human body. Some experts refer to these hormones as “natural”, where we at the wellness center of Springfield believe the term “natural” can be misleading because the only thing natural about these hormones is the fact that they are made in a compounding pharmacy lab to be identical to our own natural human hormones.

Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Women suffering from early menopause symptoms looking to put an end to hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, mood swings, weight gain, and low libido will experience improved symptoms when we replace their declining hormones with bioidentical hormones. We design individualized programs specifically for each woman suffering from early menopause symptoms, menopause, perimenopause, and severe PMS. Men experiencing male menopause or andropause who want to improve lost libido, fatigue, stress, low energy, loss of muscle mass, and increased body fat will also enjoy success with BHRT. For men, andropause happens gradually and when diagnosed, the symptoms are successfully treated using bioidentical hormones.

What Is Estrogen

Estrogen is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands in women and in the testes, adrenal glands and pituitary gland in men. There are three types of estrogen in a woman’s body: Estrogen, Estradiol, and Estriol. In women, estrogen is responsible for the growth and development of sexual characteristics. Estrogen stimulates growth of the uterine lining in the first part of the menstrual cycle, helps to regulate cholesterol metabolism and bone growth. In addition, estrogen also boosts libido and sexual desire. 

The levels of estrogen falls dramatically at the onset of menopause. Symptoms of low estrogen include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decreased libido and sexual desire
  • Bladder problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Breast tenderness
  • Thin, dry, wrinkled skin

If you have experienced some of the above symptoms, a simple blood test will help us determine if your estrogen levels are low. If so, bioidentical Estrogen hormone replacement may help relieve these symptoms.


  • Decrease risk of developing osteoporosis and fractures
  • Lower blood cholesterol and raise HDL
  • Protect blood vessels of the heart decreasing risk of heart disease
  • Protect blood vessels of the brain decreasing incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Eliminate hot flashes
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve concentration
  • Increase vaginal lubrication
  • Improve libido and sexual desire
  • Improve sense of well-being

Bioidentical Estrogen may be just what you need. DO not equate natural estrogen with synthetic estrogen (Premarin). Premarin has been shown to increase blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Bioidentical estrogen (Estradiol) has shown to have none of these harmful effects in numerous research studies. Replenishing estrogen to levels similar to what you had when you were younger will help you feel and function as you did before menopause and will prevent the significant deterioration that occurs from loss of estrogen. And when Estrogen is taken continuously at the right dose designed for you, you will not experience a return of your menses.

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