Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

BHRT is a way to fight the aging process and balance your hormones. It does this with the use of chemically and biologically identical hormones. This makes BHRT a better choice than conventional hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones are derived from natural sources such as soy or yams and are designed to be structurally identical to the natural hormones produced by the human body. This exact match structure improves the quality and outcomes of the treatment while also reducing or eliminating the risk of side effects. Hormone levels are monitored through a series of blood test.

The natural hormones used in BHRT can be administered with a number of delivery methods. Theses forms include:

  • Pills
  • Lonzengers
  • Injections
  • Pellets
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Skin patches

Many factors can contribute to conditions and diseases that can occur at any stage in life, resulting from an imbalance of hormones:

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

As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:

  • Weight gain
  • Limited energy
  • Hair loss
  • Low sex drive reduced libido
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sleeplessness / Insomnia
  • Night sweats
  • Poor concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy services include:

  • A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
  • Testing, which could include saliva, urine and / or blood laboratory analysis
  • Natural hormone balancing
  • Monitoring and ongoing evaluations
  • Quality compounded pharmacy's
  • Highest quality supplements
  • Fitness programs
  • Nutrition planning
  • Stress reduction plans

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy generally falls in to two categories: BHRT for Women and BHRT for Men.

Women

Many people believe that hormone levels in women remain normal until menopause occurs after the age of 50. In reality, these hormones may decrease as early as age 30 and will progressively decrease through the commonly accepted age of menopause. Women experience a variety of hormonal fluctuations throughout the lifecycle, from puberty and PMS to pregnancy and childbirth through perimenopause, premenopause and menopause. As women age hormones are naturally depleted. Symptoms of hormone deficiency can occur at any age and may include: hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, mood swings, weight gain, vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy (a loss of muscle tension), migraines, palpitations and thinning of the bones. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help women restore hormone balance and alleviate symptoms as well as the risk of disease.

Men

Men experience declining levels of testosterone which begin in their 20’s and reach peak levels of decline by their 40’s and 50’s. As testosterone levels plummet, men may begin to experience depression, irritability, hair loss, weight gain, low libido, muscle loss and a host of other symptoms that may deteriorate their quality of life and overall wellbeing. Testosterone therapy has been shown to address the symptoms of low testosterone and aid in the prevention of diseases and health risks associated with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. BHRT is also extremely helpful for men during andropause, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, during which a man's testosterone levels may fall, leading to a reduction in vigor and sexual drive. Also called male menopause.

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