As we age and begin to approach mid-life, men and women often find themselves thinking about hormone therapy and whether it is the right thing for them to do. While traditional methods of hormone replacement have been shown to increase your risk for certain types of cancer and heart disease, there are more natural options available to you. Many people are choosing to take a more natural approach to hormone health through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT.
BHRT offers patients who are looking for relief from their imbalanced hormones a more natural option and none of the synthetics that are found in traditional hormone therapy.
Bioidentical Hormones Defined
Bioidentical hormones are created to replicate the chemical structure of hormones in your body and come from naturally occurring sources, such as yams and soy. Specialized compounding pharmacists can determine your current hormone level and then create a bioidentical hormone regime that fits with your body and needs. Large pharmaceutical companies are unable to patent bioidentical hormones due to the fact that each patient's regimen is customized. When going through menopause or andropause, bioidentical hormones can be more appealing to patients because they are derived naturally and the body can metabolize them safely.
BHRT at BodyLogicMD
At BodyLogicMD, Dr. Donohue will assess your hormone imbalance symptoms to decide if you are an appropriate candidate for BHRT. Services for BHRT include a comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history, accurate testing: saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis, ongoing evaluations with a highly-trained physician, natural hormone balancing using bioidentical hormones, a customized fitness program, stress reduction plans and nutrition planning.
Common Hormone Imbalance Symptoms
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Hair loss
- Loss of sex drive
- Loss of energy
- Poor mental focus
- Weight gain
Dr. Jeff Donohue
Jeffrey A. Donohue, M.D., is the leading provider of BHRT in the Greater Atlanta Metro area. He is a member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and has completed the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Donohue earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1992 and completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Alabama College of Community Health Services in 1995. Dr. Donohue received the Resident Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994 and was the Chief Resident in 1994-1995. He was Board Certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Family Practice in 1995.
Board Certifications, Associations and Training:
- Member of BodyLogicMD, a national network of highly trained physicians specializing in Natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
- Member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine
- Extensive training in anti-aging provided by the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
- AMA Board Certified Family Practice
- Board Certified in ABOM American Board of Obesity Medicine
- Board Certified in Regenerative and Functional Medicine
BodyLogicMD of Atlanta
2941 Piedmont Rd. NE, Suite C | Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 334-5781 | www.atlanta.bodylogicmd.com