Hormone Replacement

Dr. Carolyn Kochert

Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Lafayette, IN

If you’re suffering through hot flashes, mood swings, poor libido, depression, weight gain, or other frustrating symptoms, you may have a hormone deficiency. This is a major issue for both women and men as they enter middle age and senior years. Dr. Carolyn Kochert in Lafayette, Indiana, is committed to helping women through menopause or men with low testosterone in the most comfortable and natural way possible: Bioidentical hormone therapy. To learn more, book your appointment online or by phone today.

Hormone Replacement

What are the symptoms of low hormones?

Hormone depletion is difficult, whether you're a woman or a man. In women, hormone depletion, which typically happens during menopause as estrogen levels decrease, causes:

  • Hot flashes
  • Brain fog or forgetfulness
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

Men who suffer from hormone depletion or low testosterone have problems such as:

  • Mood swings
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Depression
  • Hair loss

Just as women tend to suffer from hormone depletion during menopause, men generally suffer from hormone loss in middle age. This is sometimes called male menopause or andropause.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy replaces your lost hormones according to your individual needs. Dr. Kochert prescribes bioidentical hormones because they’re biologically identical to your body's natural hormones in terms of molecular structure and the way they function within your body.

Bioidentical hormones are infused in tiny pellets for several reasons. Pellets don't affect your liver, cause blood pressure problems, or impact your blood glucose levels.

Other hormone delivery methods tend to cause erratic hormone levels, which can make your symptoms worse. Bioidentical hormone pellets offer consistent dosing over a period of months and don't require constant maintenance.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

Dr. Kochert starts with a comprehensive blood test so she can design the perfect hormone replacement plan for your needs. She administers local anesthesia to ensure the insertion process is pain-free. Dr. Kochert makes a small incision in your abdomen or buttocks and inserts the small pellets, then closes it with surgical grade glue or sterile tape strips.

You may have reduced symptoms within as little as two days. Most patients have significant symptom relief within just a couple of weeks.

How long will my bioidentical hormones last?

Bioidentical hormone pellets deliver your hormones consistently for up to six months. On average, they last three to five months in women, and four to six months in men. To keep your hormone levels steady and feel your best, work with Dr. Kochert to schedule maintenance appointments before the hormones are completely depleted.

Don’t let low hormones make you feel old. You can recapture a vibrant and healthy lifestyle again with bioidentical hormone therapy from Dr. Carolyn Kochert. Call the office or schedule online today for help.