Anita Petruzzelli, MD
Integrative Medicine located in Glastonbury, CT
The march of time can sap you of energy, affect your sleep, and even hamper your sex life. Such unwanted changes are often hormone-related. As a board-certified OB/GYN and integrative medicine specialist, Anita Petruzzelli, MD, at BodyLogicMD of Hartford in Glastonbury, Connecticut, provides women’s health services that take into account your overall well-being — not just your symptoms. She makes it a priority to help balance and restore hormone levels in women to free you of unpleasant age-related side effects. To get the expert care you deserve, call or book an appointment online today.
Women’s Health Q&A
Why is my health changing?
Menopause is a life stage when your hormone levels start to change. It’s complete when you haven’t had a period for one year.
Even though menopause is a natural occurrence, it can bring a host of unwelcome, life-disrupting symptoms. Plunging estrogen levels are to blame for most of these changes. Testosterone also drops during menopause, often harming your sex drive.
Thankfully, you don’t need to suffer from the ongoing side effects of menopause and other age-related conditions. At BodyLogicMD of Hartford, Dr. Petruzzelli provides targeted women’s health services, including menopause therapy and customized hormone therapy. She works with you to rebalance your hormones and restore your quality of life.
How does hormonal imbalance affect women’s health?
When your hormones are out of whack, you may experience one or more of the following signs and symptoms:
- Memory loss
- Hair loss
- Low energy
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Trouble sleeping
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Painful sex
- Vaginal dryness
More than half of menopausal women also suffer from low sex drive, which may be related to hormonal imbalance.
What are the steps to diagnose women’s health problems?
Expect Dr. Petruzzelli to spend an hour or more consulting with you during your initial visit to BodyLogicMD of Hartford. She reviews your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle factors. She suggests lab work to evaluate your hormone levels and discusses the results with you.
With this information, Dr. Petruzzelli develops a women’s health treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and health issues.
What are the treatments for women’s health problems?
Your customized women’s health treatment plan typically incorporates integrative therapies that promote natural healing. Your plan may feature one or more of the following elements:
- Balanced nutrition
- Stress management
- Custom skin care
In addition, Dr. Petruzzelli addresses any imbalances she finds in your cholesterol, thyroid, and blood sugar levels.
How can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy help?
If your test results show a hormonal imbalance, Dr. Petruzzelli recommends cutting-edge bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This therapy gradually restores the proper levels of estrogen and testosterone in your body.
At BodyLogicMD of Hartford, Dr. Petruzzelli offers bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. This therapy requires a quick procedure where Dr. Petruzzelli inserts a grain-sized pellet of customized hormones underneath your skin. Once there, the pellet releases hormones over time to help optimize your health.
For high-quality women’s health services, rely on BodyLogicMD of Hartford. Call or book your consultation online today.