Are you feeling the effects of hormonal imbalance? Many people are, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an increasingly popular solution. BHRT can help restore hormone levels to a more balanced state and improve many symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Let’s take a look at what BHRT is and how it works.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy involves delivering hormones — typically estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone — that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones produced by the human body. These hormones are derived from plant sources like wild yam and soybeans, so they’re natural and not synthetic as with traditional hormone replacement therapies.
How Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
The first step in beginning BHRT is a comprehensive evaluation that includes a physical exam, health history assessment, and bloodwork to determine your current hormone levels. Your doctor will then develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This usually involves the use of creams or pellets delivered subcutaneously which release small doses of hormones into your body over time. The goal is to restore balance by providing just enough hormones to alleviate symptoms without overdoing it—so you don’t have too much or too little circulating through your system. Depending on your needs, additional treatments may be recommended such as nutritional counseling, lifestyle changes, exercise regimens, or psychotherapy.
What Are the Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The benefits of BHRT depend on each person’s individual needs but may include improved energy levels, better mental clarity and focus, improved sleep patterns, fewer mood swings, reduced hot flashes during menopause in women, increased sex drive in both men and women, improved muscle mass in men who are aging or experiencing low testosterone levels (hypogonadism), and improved bone density for both sexes due to increased estrogen production during menopause in women or age-related decreases in testosterone production in men. It can also help reduce cholesterol levels due to its positive effect on metabolism which helps prevent heart disease and stroke risk factors for both sexes.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become an increasingly popular option for those seeking relief from symptoms associated with age-related hormonal imbalances such as fatigue, depression/anxiety/moodiness swings etc., poor concentration/memory issues etc., hot flashes during menopause in women etc., decreased sex drive for both sexes etc., reduced muscle mass/strength in aging men etc., increased cholesterol levels etc.. It offers an individualized approach that uses natural plant-based hormones specifically tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs while allowing them to receive maximum benefit with minimal side effects associated with traditional hormone replacement therapies using synthetic hormones. If you’re interested in learning more about how this might be able to help you feel better then contact us today! We would love to discuss all your options with you!