Deborah Matthew, M.D. – Bioidentical Hormone Doctor Charlotte NC
Deborah Matthew, M.D. and her team at Signature Wellness strive to help people achieve optimal health so they may enjoy the best quality of life today, minimize risks for chronic disease and preserve an excellent quality of life for the future in Mecklenburg County and Charlotte, North Carolina. Signature Wellness integrates established medical concepts, emerging science and evidence-based nutritional medicine to create a personalized, pro-active plan to enhance health and help prevent disease.
Deborah Matthew, M.D.’s medical area of focus is bioidentical hormone replacement for Men & Women in Charlotte, North Carolina. While well known locally as a pioneer in Medical Wellness, she has also been featured in New You magazine an international publication and she is also frequently invited to participate in Medical conferences nationally and internationally as a lecturer and an expert resource.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been around for over 70 years and has helped many women and men overcome issues related to hormones. Hormones play a role in thousands of functions in the human body, which may include metabolism, reproduction, sexual function, brain detoxification, memory, heart health, blood flow, and emotional well being. While hormones can decline at any age because of poor nutrition, excessive stress, or a lack of exercise, they mostly decline due to aging. Usually, hormone related issues begin during the late 40’s, or 50’s.
The term “bioidentical” means the hormone molecule is structurally identical to the hormones produced by the human body. Bioidentical hormones, contrary to other forms of hormone therapy, are extracted from natural plant sources, like soybeans and wild yams, and because their molecular structure is identical to that of the hormones produced by the human body, they can be easily metabolized. They can also be compounded to suit specific hormone replacements needs, allowing patients to receive individualized treatment.
BHRT has great protective and preventative potential, and it contributes to wellness and improves the quality of daily life.
Some benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:
- Higher Sex Drive
- Weight Loss
- Thicker Hair
- Muscle Growth
- Balanced Moods
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Thicker Bones
- Healthier Metabolism
- Lustrous Skin and Nails
- More Energy
- Improved Sexual Function
Bioidentical hormones are available in many forms including patches, pills, topical creams, vaginal suppositories and pellets inserted under the skin. Some are available from pharmaceutical companies and are FDA approved and some are specially prepared by a compounding pharmacy.
Whether patients have a chronic health issue, want to lose weight, live a healthier lifestyle, or just want to feel like themselves again, Deborah Matthew, M.D.’s multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals is here to design a plan to meet individual needs. From Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to personalized nutrition plans, help with stress management or general life style changes, the clinic provides a holistic, hands-on approach to managing overall health and wellbeing.
Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Deborah Matthew, M.D. in Charlotte, NC starts with a comprehensive medical history and physical exam. In this head to toe assessment, she will address any ongoing problems or symptoms the patient may have, and she will review whether these might be related to hormone imbalances, and will begin to put a plan of action in place.
During this appointment, Dr. Matthew will discuss how hormonal imbalances may be affecting the patients’ health, or may be the root cause of your medical issues. She will review Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, and patients will learn what benefits they might expect from this therapy based on symptoms. Recommendations for a supplement and vitamin regimen (pharmaceutical grade and tailored for each individual) will be made, and lab tests will be ordered based on personal history and health goals.