What is Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy?
The term Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) refers to compounds that are derived from the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the body. Bio-identical hormones produce the same physiologic responses as those of our body’s natural hormones.
Based on your hormone levels, a specialized compound can be individually tailored to create a bio-identical hormone regimen specifically designed for you.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
When your hormones are imbalanced, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Lack of energy
- Hair loss
- Mood swings
- Lack of sleep
- Memory loss
- Poor concentration
Who is a candidate for Bio-Identical hormone therapy?
As women and men approach mid-life, many often wonder whether or not hormone therapy is an option for them. If symptoms like the ones above have been affecting your life, you could be a candidate for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. With BHRT, both women and men can find relief from symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
What health problems can an imbalance of hormones cause?
Many factors can contribute to conditions or diseases that result from an imbalance of hormones.
These may include:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Metabolic syndrome
- Thyroid disease
- Sexual dysfunction
What does Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy involve?
Patients who undergo BHRT are first subject to testing that examines the functions of the endocrine system. A patient-specific plan is then customized to help restore natural hormone levels to achieve more energy, greater libido, and better overall health. BHRT plans may include a combination of bioidentical hormones, lifestyle changes and dietary supplements.
What are the benefits of Bio-Identical hormones?
When you give your body the attention and support it needs, you’ll look better and feel better because of it. Bio-Identical hormones are safer than synthetic hormones, and because they are not chemically-based, bio-identical hormones are considered safe, can be used long-term, and carry very little risk of side effects. They have been used for more than four decades and many are FDA-approved. Furthermore, naturally-derived hormones are more tolerable and successful overall than the use of synthetic hormones. Since each compound is specifically designed to match your individual hormonal needs, you can be sure you’re getting the right treatment for your body.
While lowered hormone levels are inevitable with age, our goal is to enlighten our patients to the treatment options they may have not previously thought to be possible. The first step to starting any hormone therapy regimen is a thorough evaluation. Dr. Prabhat Soni has years of experience treating patients with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Schedule an appointment today to learn if hormone therapy is right for you.