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Hormone Therapy Specialist

Subach Spinal Solutions

Spine Surgeons & Back Pain Doctor located in Arlington, VA

As your body ages, the natural hormone levels fluctuate, causing a range of symptoms that include decreased energy, hair loss, and loss of muscle mass. Hormone therapy is designed to keep your hormone levels within a healthy range. Brian Subach, MD, FACS, Diana DeWolfe, PA-C, MPAS, and the team at Subach Spinal Solutions in Arlington, Virginia, are here to help. To receive an initial consultation with the team and learn more about the benefits of hormone therapy, call our use the online booking tool today.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Traditional hormone replacement therapy replenishes your body using synthetic hormones. However, the team at Subach Spinal Solutions offers bioidentical hormone therapy, which is proven more effective with fewer side effects.

Bioidentical hormone therapy relies on plant-based hormones that are biologically identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. The bioidentical hormones created are always customized to match each individual. Common hormones targeted during this process are estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. 

How do I receive hormone therapy?

The team at Subach Spinal Solutions inserts a pellet beneath your skin. This pellet contains bioidentical hormones that are dispersed evenly across your body. The hormones include:

  • Sleep hormones
  • Immune hormones
  • Sex hormones
  • Growth hormones

All members of the team are specially trained to utilize Pellecomeā„¢ technology to increase precision when placing the pellet under your skin. 

What are the benefits of hormone therapy?

As you age, your hormone levels decrease. Both men and women are affected, with women often experiencing symptoms of menopause when this change occurs. Common symptoms of decreased hormone levels include:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Memory loss
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased energy 
  • Anxiety and depression

Hormone therapy is a proven treatment that minimizes or eliminates all of the symptoms you experience due to low hormone levels. 

What can I expect at a hormone therapy consultation?

The team at Subach Spinal Solutions gives you a full evaluation before determining the hormone dosage that is right for you. This examination assesses your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. It includes blood tests that determine your current hormone levels, the type of hormones that are beneficial, and your dosage.

When undergoing hormone therapy, you are watched closely by the team to ensure your body is responding appropriately to the hormones. If needed, your dosage is lowered to the minimum amount needed to achieve the preferred results.

Initial side effects of bioidentical hormone therapy include:

  • Bloating
  • Spotting
  • Acne
  • Indigestion
  • Weight gain
  • Breast tenderness

Fortunately, these side effects typically end once your body adjusts to the increased level of hormones.

To receive an initial hormone therapy consultation at Subach Spinal Solutions and regain control of your body, call or use the online booking tool today.