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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Yetunde Sannoh, MD -  - Internist

Total Wellness Healthcare Clinic

Yetunde Sannoh, MD

Internist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Upper Marlboro, MD & Waldorf, MD

When you start to experience hormonal symptoms like hot flashes due to menopause, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Yetunde Sannoh at Total Wellness Healthcare Clinic in Upper Marlboro and Waldorf, Maryland, can give you natural symptom relief. Use the online appointment tool or call the office to schedule your visit now.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormone replacements that come from natural plant sources like yams and soy. They're identical in molecular composition to natural hormones. The other hormone replacement option, manufactured hormones, are completely synthetic. They're derived from animal sources, such as horse urine.

When you make insufficient levels of hormones, whether it's due to menopause or another reason, bioidentical hormones restore your hormone levels in the most natural way possible.

Who needs bioidentical hormones?

Both men and women may need bioidentical hormones as they age. Women often need bioidentical hormones during menopause due to natural hormone loss. Bioidentical hormones can relieve common menopause symptoms, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of libido
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Depression
  • Brain fog

Men can experience significant problems due to testosterone depletion, which is common with aging but can also happen in younger men. Some of the symptoms of testosterone depletion that bioidentical hormones can help with include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Poor libido
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression

If you're dealing with these type of symptoms, discuss it with Dr. Sannoh. You don't have to feel like this anymore. Bioidentical hormones might just be the perfect solution for you.

How do I take bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones come in several different forms, including:

  • Pills that you take every day
  • Pellets that Dr. Sannoh injects under your skin for gradual release
  • Topical gels that you apply each day
  • Vaginal ring that releases hormones gradually for 90 days
  • Transdermal patch that you wear for three weeks at a time, with one week off

Dr. Sannoh discusses all your options with you so you can get the right dosage using the best delivery method for your specific needs. Sometimes, Dr. Sannoh may need to adjust your bioidentical hormone delivery method or dosage a few times until you get maximum symptom relief.

Hormone depletion can be more than challenging. It can actually leave you with a poor quality of life. Fortunately, you don't have to suffer. Call Total Wellness Healthcare Clinic or use the online booking tool to make your appointment with Dr. Sannoh today.