Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Unique Wellness Center

Women's Health and Wellness & OBGYNs located in Coral Springs, FL

Hot flashes, sleeplessness, and less interest in sex: While the effects of hormone loss occur with age, Nisseth Urribarri MD, FACOG, at Unique Wellness Center in Coral Springs, Florida, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to relieve these uncomfortable symptoms and many more. The practice is the sole provider of BioTE®, bioidentical hormones that more closely match your own hormones than synthetic ones. The compassionate staff at Unique Wellness Center lets you know whether you’re an appropriate candidate for the therapy. Find out more by calling or booking a consultation online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Why do I need hormone replacement therapy?

Women typically go through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55. In the months and years leading to menopause, your ovaries gradually make less and less estrogen. Changing hormone levels may increase your risk for chronic health conditions, such as osteoporosis. The loss of estrogen also can lead to an array of unwelcome and uncomfortable symptoms. 


What are the signs of low hormone levels?

As you go through perimenopause and menopause, you may experience some of the symptoms below:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Lack of energy
  • Insomnia
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Memory problems
  • Painful intercourse
  • Irritability
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Dry, thinning hair and skin
  • Less interest in sex
  • Urinary tract infections


Some of these symptoms may lessen or disappear entirely when you enter menopause, while others may continue.


What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy helps to combat the effects of hormone loss from menopause and other health conditions. The therapy helps to restore and rebalance your hormone levels with bioidentical hormones, which closely resemble your natural hormones. 

Treatments generally include precise doses of progesterone, estrogen, and sometimes other hormones your body needs. 


How do I take bioidentical hormones?

Unique Wellness Center administers bioidentical hormones in a pellet form. The grain-sized pellets are inserted underneath your skin in a quick, in-office procedure. 

A typical regime of BioTe hormones includes 2-4 pellets per year. Once inserted, the pellets gradually release hormones into your body, rebalancing your hormone levels.


Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

The therapy may carry a risk if you have certain health conditions. Before recommending hormone replacement therapy for you, your Unique Wellness Center provider thoroughly evaluates your health and lifestyle. 

They take a comprehensive medical history to determine if hormone replacement therapy is appropriate for you. They measure the hormone levels in your blood. 

They may advise against hormone replacement therapy if your medical history includes:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Problems with vaginal bleeding
  • Certain cancers
  • Blood clots
  • Liver disease


BioTE hormones are believed to have fewer and less severe side effects than synthetic hormone therapy. If you opt for hormone replacement therapy, your provider suggests starting you on the lowest dose that helps relieve your symptoms. 

Hormonal imbalances can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms and raise your risk for chronic health conditions. Restore your hormone levels with bioidentical hormones at Unique Wellness Center. Call today or schedule a consultation online.