Benita Phillips, D.O. – Nashville Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Nashville Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Benita Phillips, D.O. has over 13 years of experience in the medical field, and her advanced training has allowed to her help countless patients to greatly improve their levels of health and wellness. Benita Phillips, D.O. specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Anti-Aging Regenerative Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Integrative Medicine in the Mid State Tennessee including the Nashville—Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia metro areas.
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Dr. Phillips is a patient herself of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and she has experienced first-hand the amazing benefits of integrating multiple approaches to wellness.
As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, she is open to many forms of Integrative Medicine, and she feels that her training in different integrative modalities has made a huge difference in the effectiveness of her treatment plans and in her patients’ lives.
Dr. Phillips has helped many patients at Tennessee BodyLogicMD that have gone to several other doctors and had multiple tests run, which all came out completely normal; however, despite the normal test results, the patients knew that they still did not feel well. In many cases, lab tests and traditional medicine protocols fail these types of patients, but through Dr. Phillips’ fellowship training, she has learned to look at the whole body and examine all of the systems to get to the root cause of her patients’ conditions. She also depends on preventative medicine, as she wants to keep her patients looking healthy and feeling vibrant.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a large part of Dr. Phillips’ practice because most of her patients come in for hormone balancing. She has treated men going through andropause, women experiencing perimenopause and menopause, and younger women with PMS. While Dr. Phillips initially treats hormonal imbalances, she looks at the whole picture in order to provide her patients with comprehensive treatment plans. Her customized plans have helped countless men and women to greatly improve their levels of health and wellness.
Conditions Treated With Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
As a Nashville Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Benita Phillips, D.O. can treat numerous conditions in women and men that develop as a result of aging and hormonal decline or imbalances. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can get to the root of a health concern or symptom and help to eradicate it. Some of the conditions that women and men experiencing hormonal imbalances can improve include:
Hormone decline in women usually begins around the age of 35, and this initial phase of hormone decline is known as perimenopause. During this phase, estrogen and progesterone begin to decline, and women can experience symptoms that include fatigue, depression, acne, weight gain, mental fogginess, low libido, and irregular periods. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to slow down the process of hormone decline by replacing deficient hormones. It can help women to regulate their periods, have more energy, improve mental cognition, lose weight, and increase their sex drive.
Menopause results in the decline of ovarian function in women. This reduces the body’s reserves of progesterone and estrogen, which are both essential for many areas of mental, sexual, and physical health. Some of the common symptoms women experience during menopause include mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, night sweats, vaginal dryness, anxiety, and the atrophy of vaginal and uterine tissues. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with progesterone and estrogen, helping to reduce the symptoms of menopause and reducing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
As men approach middle age, testosterone levels begin to decline naturally. As testosterone declines, men often notice a reduction in libido, reduced muscle tone, weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, men often feel like they have lost their virility, which often results in self-consciousness and anxiety. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may prove helpful for men dealing with androgen imbalances. By supplementing testosterone, men can regain libido and improve muscle tone, which offers many mental and quality of life benefits.
The thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones that control the efficiency and speed of the body’s metabolism. Hypothyroidism, which is often referred to as an underactive thyroid, often causes low blood pressure, cold sensitivity, goiter, weight gain, depression, thinning hair, and lethargy. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be used to effectively treat thyroid problems, particularly hypothyroidism.
An excessive production of thyroid hormone is known as hyperthyroidism, and this condition can have adverse effects of the heart if it is not treated. In cases of hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone speeds up the heart rate, which can lead to myocardial infarcts. Other symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include bulging eyes, excessive weight loss, muscle atrophy, nervousness, panic attacks, anxiety, and insomnia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to greatly reduce the effects of hypothyroidism and help the body to maintain optimal thyroid hormone balance.
- Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is often overlooked and misdiagnosed by traditional doctors. The adrenal glands in the body are responsible for producing hormones that help men and women manage stress from physical, social, and emotional triggers. It also helps the body to fight off infectious diseases. When a person experiences high levels of stress, the adrenal glands cannot keep up, and they literally become fatigued. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include cravings for salt and sugar, extreme tiredness, frequent infections and minor illnesses, rapid mood shifts, feeling depressed, lack of focus and concentration, and a low sex drive. Maintaining optimal hormone balance in the adrenal glands with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to treat adrenal fatigue syndrome and promote healthy energy levels in men and women.
- Insulin Resistance
Insulin is a hormone that works to balance blood sugar in the body, attaching to cells and helping cells use sugar in the blood for important metabolic processes within the body. Individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes often suffer from insulin resistance or a lack of insulin secretion. For many diabetics Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with insulin to manage and treat this condition.
Nashville Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Benita Phillips, D.O. has helped countless men and women to overcome the conditions and challenges that manifest with hormonal deficiencies, imbalances, and dominances. Dr. Phillip’s patients in Nashville, Tennessee have greatly benefited from customized programs that are designed to meet individual needs and imbalances. Exceptional amounts of training in anti-aging medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy have allowed Benita Phillips, D.O. to improve the lives of her patients by helping them to recapture optimal levels of vitality.