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Catherine Kodama, MD, FACOG -  - Board Certified Bioidentical Hormone Specialist

BioAge Health

Catherine Kodama, MD, FACOG

Board Certified Bioidentical Hormone Specialist & Weight Loss Specialist located in Eagan, MN

From the way your body metabolizes food to your mood and energy, and your sexual and reproductive health, your hormones have a powerful impact on your daily life. Dr. Catherine Kodama at BioAge Health in Eagan, Minnesota and the surrounding areas of the Twin Cities, offers customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help men and women feel their best again. To learn more about the various forms of hormone replacement therapy, call BioAge Health today or schedule a consultation online.

HRT Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

BioHormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps to restore hormones that your body might have stopped producing. This often occurs around the time of menopause for females and during andropause in men. Hormone replacement helps to restore declining hormones from aging, or changing hormone levels from weight gain, to optimal levels for wellness and longevity.

Bioidentical HRT uses hormones that are identical to the versions of these hormones that our body makes, rather than the synthetic varieties that have been linked to increased risk of disease. These bioidentical forms have been proven to be safe, and all of our bodies have already been exposed to them.

Loss of hormones can lead to symptoms like:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Memory loss
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Osteoperosis
  • Heart disease
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Loss of skin tone

What are the benefits of bioidentical HRT?

HRT can reduce the incidence and severity of various menopausal symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes. It also helps to decrease the risk of osteoporosis since estrogen helps protect against bone loss. If used appropriately, the addition of hormones like estrogen or testosterone can improve the following in both men and women:

  • Muscle tone
  • Emotional health
  • Sexual well-being
  • Energy level
  • Mental sharpness

What are the different types of HRT?

Dr. Kodama provides a customized approach to HRT based on your body's specific needs based on a complete medical history review, interview, and education on treatment process. Based on this, we can determine if hormone management is right for you and your overall health.

A complete treatment regimen can include: DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormone, as well as supplements.

Prior to establishing an HRT plan, Dr. Kodama evaluates your labs and blood work to determine which type of HRT may be right for you.

HRT options include:

  • Pellets
  • Creams
  • Injections
  • Pills

How does SottoPelle® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

SottoPelle® is a form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that helps to restore hormone levels to normal ranges in both men and women. Made from botanicals, this natural hormone therapy comes in the form of a small pellet, no larger than a grain of rice. Implanted under your skin, the bioidentical pellets release the specific amount of hormone your body needs. As a result, the pellets safely and effectively resolve the symptoms associated with your low hormone levels.

Dr. Kodama determines the dosage you need to meet your specific needs. She can adjust the dosing as your body changes. She may recommend some women to eventually take a progesterone pill once daily as well for complete hormone balance.

To learn more about the benefits of HRT, call Dr. Kodama or schedule a consultation online.

 

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