Hormone Therapy Specialist

The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine

Shamila Gupta Rawal, MD

Otolaryngologist & Head and Neck Surgeon located in Madison, WI

Everyone knows that hormone levels drastically drop at menopause, but you may not know that 40% of men aged 45 and older have low testosterone because their hormones gradually decline over the years. Shamila Gupta Rawal, MD, at The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine, specializes in hormone therapy, developing customized treatments to restore balance using bioidentical hormones. To learn if your hair loss or loss of libido is related to low hormones, call the office in Madison, Wisconsin, or schedule an appointment online.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy restores low hormones back to their normal, healthy levels. Your therapy begins with a comprehensive blood panel to evaluate your current levels, then your treatment from The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine is customized to contain the precise dose you need to regain hormonal balance. 

Once you start hormone therapy, existing symptoms are relieved, future health problems prevented, and you regain optimal energy and wellness.

Dr. Rawal uses bioidentical hormones made from plants rather than animals for your therapy. Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones normally produced in your body. Since your body responds to them the same way, they’re less likely to cause side effects.

What health conditions does hormone therapy treat?

Women experience a drastic decline in hormones at menopause, but men also develop hormone deficiencies. Starting around the age of 30, testosterone levels in men naturally decline at a rate of about 1% each year. 

Estrogen and testosterone have a significant impact on your reproductive health, but they also regulate systems all throughout your body. As hormone levels drop, women and men experience problems such as:

  • Low libido or sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Memory problems
  • Loss of muscle mass

Men may experience erectile dysfunction, while women often develop vaginal atrophy, which causes painful intercourse. All these problems improve when hormone levels return to normal.

How is bioidentical hormone therapy delivered?

After your precise dose is determined, bioidentical hormones are compounded into one of several forms best suited for your particular concern, such as pellets, creams, gels and injections.  Dr. Rawal ensures that the delivery method she prescribes is one that is effective, easy to use, and has minimal side effects or variability. She follows your response closely and makes adjustments to both dose and delivery method as needed over time.

If you feel sluggish or notice a decrease in your overall well-being, call The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine to discuss hormone therapy or schedule an appointment online.