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Bio-identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)

There are many uses now for natural hormones:

  • Male andropause -fatigue, low energy/motivation, decreased sex drive/performance      
  • Dysmennorhea (painful periods) - BHRT can be very helpful to teenage girls and can be very good when birth control pills want to be avoided.
  • Menstrual migraine headaches
  • Hot flashes/night sweats
  • Poor sleep/anxiety
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Premenopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Fibrocystic Breast Tissue link
  • Uterine fibroids link
  • Menopause
  • Low sex drive/performance
  • Fatigue

Hormone changes can be very complicated and can cause many symptoms in the 30-50 year old age range.  A saliva test is the best way to evaluate female hormones as it checks the free or active hormone level, unlike blood work that gives you the total hormone count( active and inactive).  Menstruating women do this test on day # 21 and non-menstruating women can do it any day.  Once we know your hormone level a supplement can be made according to your needs.  The success and patient feedback has been phenomenal.  Check out the links below, then schedule an appointment to explore how BHRT can help you.  Dr. Schweinshaupt has significant interest and training in gyn problems.  He can handle most gyn problems non-surgically, unlike many gynecologists that are prone to recommend surgery or procedures as the first option.

Here are some great information links:

Estrogen Progesterone Facts



    Hormone overview

    Why Saliva testing?

www.johnleemd.com - a pioneer in BHRT

    Suzanne Somers - The Sexy Years - a recent book about BHRT

    Progesterone FAQ

    Natural Progesterone

Eldred Taylor, MD - a renowned authority on BHRT


    How to use Progesterone Cream


Thyroid Treatment


     What others have to say:   Link  http://www.thyroid-info.com/topdrs/florida.htm


Steven Schweinshaupt MD, Primary Care, Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL, 813-969-2030. A reader writes: He listened to me and my concerns. I was being treated on T4 only (Synthroid) and my labs were close to normal, although I was feeling awful with an array of symptoms. My endocrinologist would not even listen to my requests to try another drug and chastised me for trying to play doctor. Dr, Schweinshaupt listened, ran additional tests and is now giving me a trial on Armour Natural Thyroid. He did not have the typical "just because I graduated med school I know all" attitude. I think he is a great caring doctor and would recommend him to anyone. (Added 6/05)

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