Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT) is the science of returning your body’s hormones to optimal levels. (Declining hormone levels may cause unfavorable symptoms such as low libido or sexual interest, vaginal dryness, discomfort with intercourse, fatigue, mood swings, excessive sweating, decreased libido, etc.
These symptoms arise as a part of the natural aging process, genetics, other medications, and as a result of certain disease processes. BHT providers address these symptoms with medications that closely mimic or are identical to your body’s own naturally occurring hormones. Our providers specialize in using the most current knowledge, medication, and testing to manage your imbalance.
Optimal success is achieved by careful analysis of the following:
– hormone level and symptoms
– disclosure of any current disease processes
– family history
– your personal goals
After evaluation, appropriate medication(s) can be prescribed and closely monitored for necessary changes.
Recent medical research has proven that prudent use of these medications can improve your quality of life by relieving undesired symptoms and potentially reversing diseases that feed off the imbalance of your hormones. We look forward to helping you start your wellness journey!
• Although they should be used in specific situations and under the careful watch of your provider, their benefits have been proven in numerous studies. since
• Not just for sweats and vasomotor symptoms of menopause
• Bio-identical hormones are molecularly identical to the same hormones in your body
• Signs and symptoms as well as lab analysis are used to guide your treatment.
• Although some symptoms and problems are relieved quickly with replacement of needed hormones, the hormones continue over time to provide protection from other diseases such heart disease, strokes, osteoporosis, that arise, in part, from hormonal imbalance
• There are many options for delivery of hormones including patches, creams, pills, and injections
• Hormones are critical messagers used in your body for daily organ function and metabolism.
• Optimal hormone balance is a major factor in quality of life
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Optimal hormones levels are of vital importance to all men and women. Declines in these levels can cause many symptoms that negatively affect your quality of life and longevity. Declines are naturally occurring as we age; however many other factors can play a role in declining hormone levels, such as genetics and other disease processes.
Identifying and replacing these hormones can greatly reduce the symptoms of their decline and mitigate the long term effects of their absence.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the science of returning your body’s hormones to optimal levels. Thus avoiding and minimizing unfavorable symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, excessive sweating, decreased libido, and many more.
BHRT providers address these symptoms with medications that closely mimic or are identical to your body’s own naturally occurring hormones. Our providers specialize in using the most current knowledge, medication, and testing to manage your imbalance.
Success is achieved by careful analysis of your current hormone levels, symptoms, careful evaluation of your personal medical history, risk mitigation by analysis of family history, and close attention to your personal goals.
After evaluation, appropriate medication(s) can be prescribed and closely monitored for necessary changes to improve symptom relief and avoid unwanted side effects.
Recent medical research has proven that prudent use of these medications can improve your quality of life by relieving undesired symptoms and potentially reversing diseases that feed off the imbalance of your hormones.
To learn more please contact our office for a free consultation.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
A. The use of medications that are identical or closely mimic your body’s naturally occurring hormones to optimize your health. Your natural hormones will decline due to genetics, age, or disease processes.
Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
A. Anyone suffering from the decline of their natural hormones, based on exam, diagnostic testing, and symptoms.
What is the difference between Bioidentical Hormones and other prescriptive medication?
A. Although both are made in laboratories that have to meet stringent quality standards, Bioidentical Hormones are identical or closely mimic your body’s hormones and are as identical to your hormones as current medical science can achieve.
How long will it take to tell the benefits of Bioidentical Hormones?
A. Some symptoms will be relieved quickly; however other symptoms will require adjusting the doses of medication that you will take based on symptoms and diagnostic testing.
Could my decreased sex drive be related to hormones?
A. There are many reasons for a low sex drive or erectile dysfunction. A normal libido is mediated by a balance in hormones. Any change in this balance can have detrimental effects on your sex drive.
What are my treatment options?
A. Should you be found to need hormone replacement there are several options. Prescriptions could be issued for an FDA approved medication with patented doses that you can pick up at your pharmacy. Other options include use of a compounding pharmacy to allow more dosing options, injectable forms, or pellet therapy.
Do you evaluate more than my hormone levels?
A. Yes, our providers may offer to monitor other aspects of your overall health with diagnostics, exams, and symptom monitoring depending upon your situation and needs. Options will be given to you should there be other needs outside of hormones such as vitamins, supplements, or other lifestyle changes required to maximize your health.
Will I need these hormones forever?
A. This will be individually determined from patient to patient. Some patients will certainly need longer treatment than others. This will be based on your symptoms, health, and need for long-term management.