AFTER 26 YEARS in practice as an OB/GYN, Dr. Mark Morrison is now focusing his practice toward gynecology. His area of specialty is menopause and bioidentical hormones. Dr. Morrison takes great pride in being able to help post-menopausal women, whether naturally or due to surgery, feel their ultimate best. There is no need for women to suffer when they can feel like they are 35 again.
During menopause, the ovaries cease functioning. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, the hormones the ovaries produce, will eventually diminish to zero if not replaced. There are more than 400 functions hormones are responsible for and if they are not replaced, these functions go untreated and the severity of menopausal symptoms increases.
Dr. Morrison eliminates or greatly reduces menopausal symptoms by reintroducing hormones back into the system with bioidentical hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones our bodies produce. Without producing these, women can suffer from a multitude of symptoms including decreased sexual desire, vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, and difficulty concentrating, to name just a few.
The three hormone levels are tested through simple blood tests. After evaluating the results, Dr. Morrison will prescribe a combination of a patch, cream, gel, and/or tablet to raise the hormone levels. Symptoms and levels are reevaluated frequently until they are back to optimal working levels at which time the patient should have an overall better feeling of wellness and quality of life.