Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

Discover the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) restores hormone levels to natural states. The therapy uses hormones with identical molecular structure to the natural hormones found in the body. BHRT is a therapy commonly used for women experiencing menopause or men experiencing decreased testosterone levels.

Other diseases or conditions that could benefit from BHRT include:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Adrenal fatigue

Why use BHRT?

As women age, they may notice differences in the balance of their hormones, especially before, during, or after menopause. Men can also have similar experiences with hormonal imbalance later in life. BHRT is often used to address those imbalances.

Those with hormone imbalances suffer from a variety of symptoms or conditions. For women, these symptoms can include but are not limited to:

  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Osteoporosis
  • Adult acne
  • Memory changes, including memory loss
  • Joint pain
  • Night sweats
  • Anxiety and fatigue

For men, these symptoms can include but are not limited to:

  • Irritability
  • Body fat gain
  • Loss of strength
  • Depression
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Memory changes, including loss
  • Fatigue
  • Weakening strength and bones

What are the benefits of BHRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can restore the body’s hormone levels, which can decrease frequency and intensity of the menopausal symptoms or conditions. In some cases, BHRT can even stop these symptoms or conditions entirely.

Restoring hormone levels can help you regain energy and sexual function so you can return to a normal life. Because BHRT utilizes a bioidentical method, the hormones used in the therapy match the chemical structure of the hormones from a younger age. This natural approach reduces the amount of side effects, unlike using synthetic hormone therapy.

How do I plan BHRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is best discussed in consultation with a specialist. Consultations with our specialists will determine the best plan for your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Blood tests reveal hormone deficiencies and enable us to develop the best customized plan for your therapy.

If you are interested in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call us to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.