BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT)

Do you suffer from fatigue, low libido, unexplained weight gain, mood swings, or hot flashes? You could be suffering from unbalanced estrogen or testosterone levels, which can prove detrimental to your quality of life. BHRT can help bring balance back to your life.

Why Are Hormones So Important?

Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through your bloodstream and reach every organ in your body. Your hormones help regulate every system and affect:

  • Reproduction
  • Growth
  • Libido
  • Mental health and mood

When it comes to BHRT, we specifically administer estrogen and testosterone. Both of these hormones play a key role in your physical and mental health. It’s important to remember that men and women both need optimal levels of each hormone.

Testosterone is important for:
  • • Proper bone density
  • • Muscle mass maintenance
  • • Normal libido
  • • Mood stability
Estrogen is important for:
  • • Skin and nail health
  • • Heart and bone health
  • • Mood stability
  • • Serotonin production (serotonin is the “happy” hormone)

Levels that are too high or too low can significantly impact your mood, weight, and health. With low testosterone levels, for instance, men and women may experience fragile and brittle bones.

BHRT vs. Traditional Hormone Therapy


Why is it that we advocate for BHRT instead of traditional hormone therapies?

Bioidentical hormones are made from plant sources and chemically identical to the estrogen and testosterone our bodies naturally produce. That means your body is unable to distinguish these hormones from the ones it already creates.

Traditional hormone therapies are extracted from animal sources, such as urine from pregnant mares. Unfortunately, many who have gone down the route of traditional hormone therapy have reported adverse side effects or found no changes in their symptoms altogether. If you are one of those patients, then BHRT is an option worth looking into.

What Does That Process Look Like?

Once your practitioner examines your bloodwork and determines that you’re a good candidate for BHRT, you can usually get the procedure done that same day.

1.

Your practitioner will clean the area where the procedure will happen and create a small incision in your skin. Usually, the injection site is in your hip or glute area. You can also choose to numb the area with a local anesthetic.

2.

They then insert the bioidentical hormones under your skin using a sterile needle. Bioidentical hormones come in pellets the size of a rice grain—fairly small.

3.

Your practitioner should then apply a bandage and provide you with aftercare instructions.

Some patients experience relief more quickly than others, but allow two to six weeks to pass to see if your symptoms improve. Keep in mind that the pellets dissolve within three to six months—you will need to continue your sessions to keep seeing results.

What Does That Process Look Like?

If you suspect that you have a hormone imbalance, we can run your bloodwork, examine your hormone levels, and treat you right in our office. For a free consultation, speak to our qualified BHRT practitioners today.