Vanessa Bennington FNP-BC ARNP – Sarasota Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Bio-identical hormones are exactly what they sound like. They are hormones that are biologically identical to the hormones your body naturally makes. They look like the hormones your body is accustomed to seeing, so your body knows exactly how to use them so the chance of side effects are dramatically decreased.
As we age, have babies, undergo stress, and have drastic changes in our lifestyles and health, our hormone levels decline or become erratic. Treatment with biologically identical hormones can alleviate many of the signs and symptoms we often just accept as part of ageing. Our goal is to restore hormone levels to optimal levels so that our patients can live full, happy, and optimized lives. You don’t have to accept fatigue, low libido, weight gain, brain fog, poor memory, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, joint pain and all of the other symptoms commonly associate with getting older!
Who needs BHRT?
Hormones rejuvenate, regenerate, and restore. They serve as powerful chemical messengers sent to specific cells throughout the body to orchestrate many of the body’s internal functions and how the organs behave. Even a small fluctuation in levels can cause big changes in cells or even disrupt the balance throughout the entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences.
Any endocrinologist knows that hormonal balance equates to health. Research continues to indicate that hormones are key to the intricate interrelationships of the body’s parts and systems. They play a pivotal role in overall health. For this reason, hormone fluctuation and depletion during perimenopause, menopause, and male andropause can wreak havoc in the body. It’s actually considered the norm for men and women to experience a decline in health at this stage of the aging process. Patients that have even one of the following symptoms, regardless of age, might be a good candidate for Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy:
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Weight Gain
- Hair Loss
- Joint Pain
- Low Libido
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Mood Swings
- Memory Problems
- Difficulty Concentrating
- “Foggy Brained”
- Low Motivation
Countless women and men have now made the switch to natural bio-identical hormone therapy. These human identical hormones have long been preferred for hormone therapy in Japan, France and other European countries. They’ve been the subjects of many research studies on hormone therapy in which significant health benefits have been reported for both women and men.
Data also continues to indicate that receiving hormone replacement therapy at the start of menopause can be very important to a woman’s ongoing health. Research evidence repeatedly points to the relationship between the hormonal imbalance of menopause and andropause and an increased risk for developing cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid malfunction and other age-related disorders.
About the Provider:
Vanessa Bennington RN, ARNP, FNP-BC has been working with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) since 2009 when she began working as an RN in Fort Worth at The Fem Centre. Vanessa is currently working at LA Plastic Surgery alongside Melinda Lacerna MD, FACS. She has experience treating menopause, andropause, PMS, thyroid disorders, and has worked with many on nutrition and weight loss. She has used creams, gels, patches, and various other methods of hormone replacement in the past but now prefers pellet therapy for her patients.
We have two clinics in the Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida area where we also provide MedSpa and Plastic Surgery services.
Questions? Call Vanessa Bennington, FNP-BC, ARNP directly at 800-775-4902 Ext. 162 to schedule your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.