There comes the point in the women’s life cycle when their bodies are unable to produce enough hormones to maintain healthy hormone levels. Aging causes hormonal imbalance, which affects women’s overall quality of living. There are many ways to keep your hormone levels balanced, and one of them is through a procedure called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Hormones are special chemicals that the various glands in your body produce. Using BHRT, you can match your hormones with similar man-made ones. There have been numerous discussions, studies, and people who turned to it as a solution to ease symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance.
Hormone KC is a medical facility that provides safe and effective hormone therapy that can restore your original hormone levels. We’ll also help you learn about the essentials you need to know before and throughout your time undergoing BHRT.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
BHRT is a hormonal replacement procedure that uses manufactured hormones that are very similar to the human body’s natural ones. Women frequently use this treatment to ease perimenopause and menopause symptoms. It also helps erase plenty of acute and chronic conditions that women experience when their hormone levels drop.
Benefits of BHRT for Women
Menopause is affiliated with aging, and aging is an agent of hormone deficiency and imbalance. Women typically rely on BHRT when they experience moderate to severe symptoms of menopause. BHRT can reverse several menopause symptoms, which includes:
- Hot flashes
- Heart palpitations
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Increase in body fat, particularly in the waist and abdominal area
- Night sweats
- Anxiety and fatigue
- Memory changes and reduced mental focus
- Pain in the joints
- Trouble sleeping and staying asleep
- Severe headaches
- Adult acne
- Higher LDL cholesterol
What are the components of BHRT?
Bioidentical hormones can either be made by a drug company or custom-made by a pharmacy under doctor’s orders. The process that pharmacies use to make bioidentical hormones used for BHRT is called compounding. This process involves altering or combining ingredients to meet the specific needs of an individual.
How are bioidentical hormones given?
BHRT is administered in many different ways, including:
- Implanted pellets
Your doctor will decide which one is the best for you. You may have to try one or two and see the results to see which one works well for your hormonal needs. Most often, doctors adjust the dosage for each method depending on the patient’s symptoms and conditions. It’s important to note that women’s hormone levels fluctuate regularly, so the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strongly recommends against using it as the basis of changing doses for BHRT.
How to start your BHRT?
First, we will sit down with you and discuss your symptoms and health history. You’ll receive a thorough examination and, most likely, a blood test that will help us determine your current hormone function. Together, we’ll choose a customized treatment plan that will be used for you and you only. It may include estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, testosterone, and DHEA. Once you begin your course of treatment, you’ll return for weekly or monthly follow-up appointments so that we can gauge your plan’s success and ensure that you are getting the full benefits of BHRT.
Give us a call so you can set up an appointment to learn more about how BHRT can improve your health and daily living.
Results of the therapy may vary from individual to individual.