Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D.

Primary Care Physician & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in Johns Creek, GA

Night sweats, brain fog, low sex drive, these are common signs of hormonal imbalance that Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D., in Johns Creek, Georgia. treats with bioidentical hormone therapy. The treatment uses plant-based hormones that are molecularly identical to the ones your body makes. Whether you’re suffering the effects of menopause or andropause, Dr. Gaskill helps to rebalance your hormone levels. Find out whether you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy by calling or booking a consultation online.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

What is the role of hormones in my body?

The glands in your body produce hormones to carry out a variety of essential functions. Hormones are chemical messengers derived from proteins, amino acids, and cholesterol. They are critical for day-to-day energy and for your metabolism to function normally. 

Women’s hormones tend to go out of balance during menopause. Men also go through a similar process known as andropause. 

What are the side effects of hormone loss?

Symptoms and side effects of hormone loss include the following:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog and poor memory
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Urinary difficulties
  • Weight gain

Bioidentical hormone therapy can restore the appropriate level of hormones in your body.

 

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy offers a number of benefits, namely:

  • Increased energy and muscle strength
  • Greater mental clarity
  • Higher sex drive
  • Easier weight loss 
  • Improvement in mood and happiness

The treatment also may ease symptoms of depression and anxiety.

 

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones your body makes. These hormones are made from natural sources. Bioidentical hormones restore the hormones your body lost, including:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Cortisol 

Replacing and replenishing these hormones helps restore optimal functioning and alleviates uncomfortable symptoms that affect your day-to-day life. Dr. Gaskill discusses the risks and benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement when you come in for a consultation.

 

How do I take bioidentical hormones?

Dr. Gaskill recommends pellet therapy to optimize your hormone levels. She inserts the tiny pellets directly under your skin in a quick in-office procedure. 

The pellets gradually release doses of bioidentical estrogen or testosterone into your bloodstream. The hormones are plant-based and molecularly similar to the natural hormones your body makes. 

You typically have pellets inserted 3-4 times a year to keep your hormone levels balanced.

Find out if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you by calling or booking a consultation online today.