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Women's Health Specialist

YoungerMeMD

Anti-Aging, Regenerative, & Integrative Medicine located in Conshohocken, PA

Your body needs a specific amount of each hormone to maintain your health, yet this balance is easily disrupted by stress, an unhealthy diet, lack of sleep, and illness. On top of that, many hormones naturally decline as you get older. At YoungerMeMD, Kenneth Varano, DO, is a hormone specialist with extensive experience helping women maintain hormonal balance and improve every aspect of their health. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, or use the online booking feature.

Women's Health Q & A

What hormone imbalances affect women’s health?

While all women deal with the hormonal changes of menopause, many also develop problems with their levels of cortisol, thyroid hormones, and progesterone, causing symptoms such as:

  • Weight gain
  • High blood sugar
  • Heart disease
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • High cholesterol
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Irregular menstrual periods

Restoring hormones to their normal levels relieves your symptoms and restores optimal health.

How is women’s health affected by menopause?

Years before you reach menopause, your hormones start to fluctuate, and you can begin having hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. After 12 consecutive months without a period, you’re officially in menopause, and estrogen production drops to permanently low levels.

At menopause, women develop additional symptoms, including fatigue, depression, low sex drive, and painful intercourse. Since estrogen regulates many functions in your body, menopause also leads to:

  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Dry, aging skin
  • Osteoporosis
  • Memory problems
  • Heart disease
  • Hair loss
  • Urinary incontinence

You don’t need to wait until menopause to get treatment. Dr. Varano can test your hormone levels and restore deficiencies at any age.

How are women’s health problems treated?

Dr. Varano offers holistic care that includes lifestyle interventions, nutritional counseling, natural supplements, and a key treatment: bioidentical hormone replacement.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as your natural hormones. Your body responds to these hormones exactly as if they were made in your body, significantly diminishing the risk of side effects.

You’ll have blood work to determine the precise dose of hormones you need to restore normal levels. Then your specific hormone dose is placed in a tiny pellet that Dr. Varano implants under your skin. The pellet releases a steady supply of hormones for 3-4 months.

If you need help with any women’s health problem, call YoungerMeMD or schedule an appointment online.