Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone therapy, is the use of hormones that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones in the body. Both men and women are affected by hormonal imbalances. These changes can occur at any age, though they are especially common beginning at age 35 and up.
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms in Women
Women may be deficient in one or more hormones and experience some of the following symptoms:
- Hot flashes or Night Sweats
- Premenstrual Symptoms
- Menstrual Issues and Irregularity
- Low Sex Drive
- Mood Swings
- Anxiety or Depression
- Weight Gain
- Low Libido and Vaginal Dryness
- Fibrocystic Breasts
- Bone Loss (Osteoporosis)
We do optimize your hormonal levels using our specialized treatment plans. Each treatment plan is based on individual goals, lab results and symptoms. This makes the treatment custom tailored and more effective.
Physical Advantages of HRT
Treatments are tailored to deal with your personal problems, so your own physical symptoms are addressed. Most patients experience a dramatic increase in energy, as hormonal imbalances are corrected, and the body is returned to a better equilibrium. Higher energy levels also renew your sex drive.
Other physical advantages include the decrease of your risk for heart disease and certain forms of cancer. As your physical capabilities are renewed, regular exercise is important for maintaining your muscle mass and strength. Symptoms like hot flashes can be repressed by hormone therapy, which greatly improves the comfort level of a peri or postmenopausal individual.
Many people who undergo bioidentical hormone therapy report an improved ability to concentrate. In addition, short-term memory is often found to be enhanced. This shift is thought to be due to the increase of oxygen rich blood flow to the brain which in turn encourages cell growth.
One of the most common problems during peri and postmenopause is feeling out of control emotionally. Consistent bioidentical hormone therapy helps patients reclaim their positive perspective, which reduces the depression, sadness, irritability, or even anger that often comes with menopause. As hormone levels are re-established, raging emotions are calmed, allowing women to feel rejuvenated and relaxed.