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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist services offered in Clarksburg, MD

Hot flashes, low libido, and mood swings are common signs of hormone imbalances in men and women. At Peridot Primary Care in Clarksburg, Maryland, Princess "Marie" Stephenson, CRNP, and her team offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for adults experiencing uncomfortable hormone imbalances.  Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses pellets that mimic your body’s natural hormones. To learn more, call Peridot Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

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What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones help regulate many functions in your body. From your mood to your body temperature, hormones play a critical role in the way you look and feel. An imbalance in your hormones may disrupt many of your bodily functions. 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are chemically identical to your own to treat these imbalances. Traditional therapy uses synthetic hormones with no customization. With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, your Peridot Primary Care provider can customize your treatment to address your specific imbalance.

What can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treat?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help treat the symptoms of many conditions, including:


Menopause occurs when your reproductive years end and menstruation ceases. This time can also lead to a sudden drop in the female hormone estrogen. Menopause may also cause many uncomfortable symptoms, such as night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, and fatigue. Many women also gain weight and experience dry skin or thinning hair.


Andropause, or low testosterone (low T) happens when men’s testosterone levels start to plummet. After the age of 30, men lose about 1% of their testosterone levels each year. 

Testosterone is responsible for the development of many male characteristics, including facial hair and muscle mass. Increased abdominal fat and erectile dysfunction are common andropause symptoms.

Thyroid disorders

The thyroid is a gland at the front of the neck shaped like a butterfly. It produces hormones that regulate temperature, metabolism, and other common functions. Too little or too much of the thyroid hormone can lead to weight changes, temperature changes, and more.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

Peridot Primary Care offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore balance to your hormones. Your provider implants these small plant-derived pellets beneath your skin, where they release custom-formulated hormones directly into your bloodstream. Your body then absorbs the hormones to mimic the pattern of your natural hormone cycle.

Pellet therapy with bioidentical hormones reduces your risk of experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms that often accompany synthetic hormone therapy. During your initial consultation, your provider orders blood work to customize your pellets. They can then adjust your plan as needed to treat your hormone imbalance.

To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call Peridot Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.