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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

When you need hormone replacement due to hormone imbalance or menopause-related hormone depletion, bioidentical hormones may be the perfect natural choice. Darrington P. Altenbern, MD, in Nashville, Tennessee, uses high quality hormone replacements that are near-identical to the hormones you make naturally to give you reliable excellent hormone balancing. Click the online scheduler or call to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement or traditional hormone replacement therapy now.


symptoms of hormone depletion or imbalance

Hot flashes

Night sweats

Decreased libido


Weight gain


Vaginal dryness

Irregular menstrual cycles


Polycystic ovary syndrome

Stressed Woman

You may have two main choices when it comes to hormone replacement: traditional hormone replacement therapy and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.


Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources like yams and soy. They share an identical molecular structure with your body’s own hormones, which is why they’re often considered the most natural choice. Bioidentical hormones come in prescriptions in the form of pellets.


Traditional hormone therapy can come in many forms, including pills, patches, topical creams, and sprays. Vaginal estrogen rings or creams are also another option for symptoms like vaginal dryness and atrophy, but it’s not effective for whole-body symptoms like hot flashes. Traditional hormone replacements are derived from mainly animal sources but may come from plant sources, too.


Traditional hormone therapy works by replacing your missing hormones and regulating your overall hormone levels. Although it can be very effective, it’s not as highly customized as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.


While both types of hormone therapy can work quite well, your unique needs may make either bioidentical or traditional hormone replacements better for you. Dr. ALtenbern will consider your needs and make the best recommendation for you.


Dr. Altenbern’s decades of experience and compassionate support make him the perfect car provider when you need hormone replacement help. For bioidentical hormones, traditional hormone replacement, or other OB/GYN help, click online booking or call the office of Darrington P. Altenbern, MD, today.

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