Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Also known as Natural Hormone Therapy, can be a life-changing treatment. Many women who experience hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping, moodiness, forgetfulness, or low libido chalk it up to menopause. They assume that they’ll just have to live with it. Not true! Natural Hormone Therapy can decrease the severity of these symptoms—and more.
Why Would I Need To Replace My Hormones?
Your glands naturally secrete chemicals, or hormones, which are essential for your body to function. Therefore, hormones like progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, thyroid hormones, or cortisol (the stress hormone) have a huge impact on how you feel. These hormones regulate everything from digestion and growth to brain and sexual function. While we often associate decreased hormones with people in their 40’s and 50’s, everyone is different. The only way to find out if you have an imbalance is to undergo lab testing.
What Symptoms Can Natural Hormone Therapy Treat?
People most often associate BHRT with menopause. However, balancing your hormones can have a significant positive impact on many symptoms, including:
- Premenstrual Syndrom (PMS)
- Stress and Anxiety
- “Brain Fog” and Memory Loss
- Mood Changes
- Weight Gain
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Low Energy
- Sexual Dysfunction or Low Libido
- Trouble Sleeping
- Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
How Is Natural Hormone Therapy Administered?
If you’re suffering from one of the symptoms listed above, it could be caused by a hormone imbalance. First, a quick lab test will tell us what’s going on. Next, we identify your imbalance and set goals for improvement. Finally, we decide which treatment to pursue. BHRT is administered in a variety of painless ways, from topical creams and gels to shots to pills. Throughout your treatment, your hormone levels will be closely monitored. We’ll adjust your dosage will as needed. As a result, you’ll get back to feeling your best.
You can continue Natural Hormone Therapy as long as you have symptoms. Therefore, some people remain on BHRT for years. Others regain hormonal balance after a period of time. It’s important to continue to monitor hormone levels regularly while using BHRT to identify the best therapeutic approach, allowing you to live your best life.
You want to feel like the best possible version of yourself. A hormone imbalance doesn’t need to compromise how you feel or how you live your life. Contact us for a complimentary consultation to explore options for Natural Hormone Therapy.