Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a safe and proven way to restore hormonal balance and help you feel like yourself again.
As we age, our bodies change in outward appearance, as do our internal physiological processes. Over time, both men and women undergo changes in their hormone levels, often making them unbalanced. Hormones affect many areas of your health, including your mood, your metabolism, and your sexual and reproductive function. If your hormones become unbalanced, whether due to menopause or other factors, it can have a dramatic effect on how you feel and even function, resulting in suboptimal living and wellness. The good news is that we can assist our bodies through this process by replacing the needed hormones and helping to restore proper hormonal balance. This is called Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT.
Unstable hormone levels can lead to chronic symptoms and disorders that can disrupt daily activity such as:
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)/Irregular Menstrual Cycle
- Unexplained weight gain
- Sleep disturbances/Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Loss of libido/Painful sexual intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Digestion problems
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the replacement of hormones that are naturally produced by the body with natural hormones that are chemically derived from soy beans and yams. These hormones are biologically identical in chemical structure and function. The advantage of compounded Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is that it can be adapted specifically to fit each individuals body to restore healthy hormone levels.
The primary hormone of importance in females is estrogen, which exists in three different forms in the body: estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), estriol (E3). Other important hormones include progesterone (P4), testosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA 1). This group of hormones is referred to as “bio-identical” because they are exactly the same as the hormones naturally occurring in the human body.
Since not every woman’s body is the same; we work with you and your health care provider in developing a personalized care plan that may include custom compounded bio-identical hormones and other pharmacy-grade supplements to “fit” your unique needs.
If you are interested in learning more about personalized hormone replacement therapy, talk to your health care provider or call one of our compounding specialists today at (541) 389-3671.