Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) MD, DC, VA
Bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as natural hormone therapy, is a term referring to the use of hormones that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous (inside ones own body) hormones in hormone replacement therapy. It may also be combined with blood and saliva testing of hormone levels, and the use of pharmacy compounding to obtain hormones in an effort to reach a targeted level of hormones in the body. BHRT is a form medicine that has been used to treat many endocrine related diseases from thyroid hormone imbalances to low testosterone. These personalized treatments have been successful in relieving the symptoms of menopause, fatigue and low Testosterone (Low T).
How Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help You?
This treatment is designed to balance any of your hormone levels that have dropped. For women, estrogen and progesterone are the hormones that cause the most significant symptoms. If either of those hormones is not where they should be, they can really send you into a tailspin.
A drop in estrogen causes the most noticeable symptoms. You may feel like you no longer have any energy. You could be tired all of the time. Your libido may disappear as you experience vaginal changes that make you uncomfortable. Your moods can be all over the place. Hot flashes and night sweats are another problem. Insomnia is common during this stage of life. You may also experience unexplained weight gain.
By choosing to have bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can bring your hormones back to where they should be. When your hormones are balanced, you should notice an improvement in your symptoms. You should feel like you have control of your body again.
Why Choose Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
When you opt for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you will be given a prescribed dose of hormones that have the same type of chemical makeup as your body. Bioidentical hormones are taken from natural sources, such as soybeans or yams. They are more easily absorbed by your body than other types of hormone replacement therapy.