Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
in The Villages, FL
As we age, our hormone levels tend to decline, which can lead to a host of unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, and decreased libido. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones produced by our bodies to alleviate these symptoms.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plant estrogens. They are designed to be identical in structure and function to the hormones naturally produced by the human body. This makes them different from synthetic hormones, which are not identical to the natural hormones produced by our bodies.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment for hormone imbalance that uses these hormones to help balance hormone levels in the body. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions related to hormonal imbalance, including menopause, perimenopause, andropause, thyroid disorders, and adrenal fatigue.
How is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Administered?
BHRT can be administered in a variety of ways, including:
- Creams or gels applied to the skin
- Pellets inserted under the skin
- Pills or capsules
The method of administration will depend on the type of hormone therapy being used and the individual’s specific needs.
BHRT vs. Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy
Traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses synthetic hormones to replace the hormones that the body stops producing as we age. While HRT has been shown to be effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms and other conditions related to hormonal imbalance, it has also been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
BHRT, on the other hand, uses hormones that are identical in structure and function to the hormones produced by our bodies. This makes it a safer and more natural alternative to traditional HRT.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective way to alleviate symptoms of hormonal imbalance, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and decreased libido. While it does carry some risks and side effects, it is generally considered safer than traditional hormone replacement therapy. If you are considering BHRT, it’s important to discuss your options with a healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for your specific health conditions and needs.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy FAQ
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that involves replacing hormones in the body with bioidentical hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones produced naturally in the body. BHRT can be administered in the form of creams, gels, patches, or pills.
BHRT helps alleviate a wide range of symptoms for many women with hormone imbalances, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. It can also improve bone density, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve cognitive function.
BHRT may be beneficial for both men and women who are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalances, including andropause or menopause symptoms. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if BHRT is the right treatment option for you.
Like any medical treatment, BHRT carries some potential risks and side effects. These less common symptoms can include breast tenderness, bloating, mood swings, and headaches. In rare cases, BHRT can increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, or certain types of cancer.
If you think you may be a good candidate for BHRT, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a healthcare professional who specializes in hormone replacement therapy. They will evaluate your symptoms, medical history, and overall health to determine if BHRT is right for you and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Schedule Your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultation Today
Fatigue, exhaustion, and sexual problems are not unavoidable parts of getting older. There’s a way to regain your vitality and well-being.
Total Nutrition & Therapeutics provides a hormone replacement therapy program to reinstate ideal hormone levels, enabling individuals to experience their genuine selves once more. Each personalized plan equips patients with the resources required to reverse the aging process, leading to enhanced energy, boosted libido, and a more youthful look. Contact us today to get started!
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