Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute

Medical Aesthetics Clinic & Hormone Specialists located in Tampa, FL

Both women and men can experience the negative symptoms of hormone imbalances caused by aging or stress. If you have unexplained fatigue, decreased libido, and weight gain, hormone replacement therapy may help you regain your energy and health. Dr. Linette Rivera and Dr. Pina Panchal evaluate your symptoms to determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Residents of Tampa, Florida, and the surrounding area can contact Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute of Tampa for an appointment, or use the online booking agent to schedule your visit.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute

What symptoms indicate a woman may benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

After the age of 40, or even earlier for some, women may experience symptoms that indicate a decline in hormones.Symptoms that often improve with hormone replacement therapy include:

  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression and foggy brain

Bioidentical hormone treatment also helps you deal with the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness. You can balance your hormones so you don’t have to experience these “typical” effects of aging, and instead you can feel younger and healthier.

What symptoms indicate a hormone imbalance in men?

Men can experience testosterone deficiency due to a natural decline in levels, obesity, certain medications, or stress. Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Decreased libido and poor quality erections
  • Decreased muscle mass or strength
  • Weight gain, especially in the abdomen
  • Increased fatigue and irritability

How are hormone imbalances treated?

At Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute of Tampa, Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal can run tests to see if you’re suffering from low hormone production and rule out other possible causes of your symptoms. They use bioidentical hormones -- which are derived from plant ingredients and exactly match the makeup of your hormones -- to create a customized treatment plan that improves your symptoms and enhances your quality of life.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones match the molecular structure of hormones produced by the human body. Synthetic hormones are associated with serious health complications, including endometrial cancer and heart attacks, and they can also cause side effects, such as weight gain and acne. These potential unwanted effects are less likely with bioidentical hormone treatment.

Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal customize bioidentical hormones for your symptoms and lifestyle. The doctors at Bella Mia Medical have a concierge-style practice where you can see the doctor at every visit and have them answer any of your questions at any time.

How are hormones administered?

The doctors determine the best delivery system for your hormone needs and your lifestyle. Bioidentical hormones are available as pills, creams, pellets, patches, and vaginal preparations.