What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT is the use of supplemental doses of hormones that have the same chemical structure as hormones that our body naturally produce. As we age, our hormone levels begin to drop. The theory is, if we maintain the same hormone levels as our 20’s and 30’s, we will feel like we did in our 20’s and 30’s. Bioidentical Hormones are designed to treat the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause and postmenopause in women and andropause in men.
Compounding pharmacies formulate the dose your doctor believes is relevant to you, to your symptoms and based on your blood work. Many bioidentical hormones are produced from soybeans and wild yams, which contain unique compounds, processed chemically and made into identical replicas of hormones that our body produces.
Hormones That Can Be Replaced With BioIdentical Hormones
- Testosterone if you suffer from LowT
- Estrogen if you are suffering from menopause, perimenopause or postmenopausal
- Progesterone if you are suffering from menopause, perimenopause or postmenopausal
- Human Growth Hormone if you are suffering from low levels
Bioidentical hormones come in a variety of applications via a cream or a suppository, taken orally or are injected. Everyone reacts differently to each application. If one is not working for you, visit with your doctor and they can switch you to another application. The goal is to get you feeling better!
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