Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a natural method for replacing critical hormones in the body and can be used to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions.
In our younger years, women and men benefit from the production of healthy levels of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These hormones promote decreased risk of disease, as well as overall wellness and vitality. However, as we age, these healthy hormone levels begin to plummet, taking much of your feeling of health with them. We may start to experience fatigue or weight gain that is difficult to lose. Some of us suffer from insomnia, irritable bowels, dry skin, and hair loss. And then there’s the drop in our libido as we get older. We can get moody or even depressed, or experience memory loss and poor concentration.
Many times, hormonal imbalance is the root cause of these symptoms. Such imbalance can occur due to natural changes, including menopause in women and a drop in testosterone in men. In addition, environmental and dietary toxins can accelerate hormone imbalance and difficult symptoms. Excessive stress can also play a factor in underproductive hormone levels. But a diminished quality of life isn’t a foregone conclusion. If your hormones are imbalanced, natural bioidentical hormone therapy may be able to effectively treat it.
Then, what is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? Bioidentical hormones are naturally derived. They are chemically identical to those of the human body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses these hormones to help address symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. BHRT most often seeks to increase or balance the hormones estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and adrenal hormones
- Bioidentical hormones act just like your real hormones and are structured the same on a molecular level
- Your body finds no difference between the hormones you produce and any supplementary bio-identical hormones
BHRT can be administered in several ways:
- Implanted Pellets
At Epigenetics Healing Center, we help you find a natural solution to these symptoms with bioidentical hormones. These real and naturally-occurring hormones help promote health, wellness, and vitality. Our patients love natural hormone therapy, as it can help patients with:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of interest in sex
- Pain during sex
- Problems sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Foggy thinking
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
How We Approach BHRT
BHRT serves as an option for individuals experiencing hormone deficiencies. We know that the proper production of these critical hormones is essential to our body’s optimal functionality. As a safer alternative to synthetic hormone therapy, we aim to help our patients achieve a feeling of health and balance.
BHRT treatment includes a comprehensive review of a patient’s current hormone levels, health history, and holistic needs. According to this detailed information, a doctor will prescribe a customized treatment plan. The length of treatment also depends on your individual needs and how you are feeling – some people may require hormone therapy indefinitely while others many only need hormones until their symptoms have subsided. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using urine testing, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs.
Our process includes:
- A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
- Testing –urinary hormone laboratory analysis
- Natural hormone balancing
- Ongoing evaluations
- Quality compounded pharmacy
Bioidentical hormone therapy has a few potential side effects which are classically linked to dosage—as your hormone levels improve, your dosage may need to be adjusted. If you notice side effects, contact your physician.
At Epigenetics Healing Center, we work alongside you and offer personalized attention and extended consultations in order to help you find the right solutions to your hormone level deficiencies.