Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy relieves symptoms of female menopause and male andropause. Learn more.

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Exuberan® by Virtua is a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that relieves menopause and andropause symptoms and restores lost vitality. It's designed to replenish the hormones you lose after you hit your mid-40s.

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

When hormones like estrogen and testosterone drop before, during, and after menopause, it can affect your physical and mental well-being. Menopause symptoms can go far beyond hot flashes—affecting your memory, skin, sleep, heart, joints, mental health and emotions, libido, weight, and metabolism.

Bioidentical hormones have the exact chemical structure of hormones you naturally produce in your body. When you have bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), your provider places customized hormone pellets under your skin that deliver an exact dose of the hormones you need. 

The rice-sized hormone pellets are a solid compound of estradiol and/or testosterone. They’re made from plant-based sources that have the same molecular structure of hormones in your body.

The pellets are inserted under the skin, releasing small amounts of hormones directly into your bloodstream to achieve levels similar to what your ovaries produced during your younger adult years.

Can Men Also Benefit From Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone in men gradually decreases over time, starting in your mid-30s. Symptoms of low testosterone (low-T) in men include bone loss, fatigue, depression, mental decline, erectile dysfunction, and decreased libido.

Carefully following blood levels, BHRT in men can replace testosterone and relieve most of these symptoms.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Virtua

Exuberan® by Virtua is a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that's proven to relieve symptoms of menopause in women and andropause in men. It's designed to replenish the hormones both men and women lose after they hit their mid-40s and restore vitality.

Our providers are experts in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, providing personalized care to relieve your symptoms.

To get started, our team will talk with you about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and will order lab work to see if you’re a candidate for treatment.

If you decide to pursue bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we’ll use your lab results to make customized hormone pellets that fit your unique body chemistry, age, and weight.

In your first in-office visit, we’ll answer all of your questions, talk about what to expect with treatment, and then we’ll insert your pellets.

The pellets are inserted under your skin in the hip area in an in-office procedure. These pellets release small amounts of hormones directly into your bloodstream. They’re effective for 3 to 5 months in women and 4 to 6 months in men.

While your insurance covers lab work, the pellets and insertion of them are not covered by insurance. To learn more about the cost, call 888-982-3726

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Potential benefits of estrogen therapy for women

  • Increased energy
  • Decreased irritability and depression
  • Decreased hot flashes
  • Decreased night sweats
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased joint pain
  • Decreased urinary problems
  • Decreased headaches 

Potential benefits of testosterone therapy for women

  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Improved sleep
  • Relief of migraines or menstrual headaches
  • Decreased depression symptoms
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Increased muscle mass and bone density
  • Decreased soft fatty tissue
  • Improved skin (increased collagen and elastin)
  • Increased concentration and memory
  • Decreased aches, pains, stiffness
  • Improved cognitive clarity
  • Decreased cholesterol levels
  • Improved libido and sexual satisfaction

Potential benefits of testosterone therapy for men

Men may experience all of the testosterone benefits listed above, as well as:

  • Improved sexual function

  • Enhanced erectile ability 

Virtua Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Locations

Exuberan by Virtua offers BHRT at convenient locations in Moorestown and Voorhees.

The Virtua Difference for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Specialized care from experts

Exuberan by Virtua is led by Nermin Lazarus, DO, who brings over 20 years of primary care experience to the practice, explicitly providing primary care to women at Virtua for the last 10 years. She’s joined in the practice by nurse practitioner Wyndham Pursley and OB/GYN Dr. Rachel Kramer, who each bring more than 25 years of experience in caring for and meeting the needs of women.

Specialized care from experts

Exuberan by Virtua is led by Nermin Lazarus, DO, who brings over 20 years of primary care experience to the practice, explicitly providing primary care to women at Virtua for the last 10 years. She’s joined in the practice by nurse practitioner Wyndham Pursley and OB/GYN Dr. Rachel Kramer, who each bring more than 25 years of experience in caring for and meeting the needs of women.

A safe, consistent method of hormone replacement

Medical research has shown that bioidentical hormone pellets deliver a consistent level of hormones into the bloodstream. This method prevents fluctuations from using creams, pills, or patches. The direct delivery into the bloodstream also prevents changes in the liver seen with oral hormone therapy and eliminates the production of increased clotting factors.

A safe, consistent method of hormone replacement

Medical research has shown that bioidentical hormone pellets deliver a consistent level of hormones into the bloodstream. This method prevents fluctuations from using creams, pills, or patches. The direct delivery into the bloodstream also prevents changes in the liver seen with oral hormone therapy and eliminates the production of increased clotting factors.

Exuberan by Virtua BHRT Providers

Our BHRT providers are experts in women’s health care with years of experience in listening to and caring for women.

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Find out if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you.