Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Who Can Benefit from Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
Millions of women around the world are affected by Hormone imbalances — being “at-risk” for a hormonal imbalance means you are a woman over the age of thirty. That is, virtually any woman of any ethnicity over the age of thirty leaving them subject to a myriad of symptoms that may be created by a hormonal imbalance. Menopause remains the most common cause of hormone imbalance, however, there are other causative factors that can also lead to serious issues. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), perimenopause and adrenal fatigue, can potentially lead to significant hormone deficiency at a much earlier stage in life.
Because your body’s hormones serve as an internal communication system between cells throughout the body, your hormones control most of your basic bodily functions. As a result, they coordinate cross-system functions:
- immune function
When your hormones are even slightly out of balance, they can have a considerable impact on your overall health and wellness. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT is the Because aging results in a myriad of declining health issues, BHRT has the potential to restore declining hormone levels, while slowing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and restoring vigor and vitality. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a more recent treatment that promises a “natural” solution with the use of hormones that mimic the natural hormones produced by our bodies. These hormones are derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to the hormones produced in the human body with the ability to restore normal physiological pathways to optimize bodily responses. Age can play a key causative factor in this deficiency.
BHRT can be used to treat men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. It’s most frequently used to ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. The most commonly replicated and utilized BHRTs are Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone. BHRT can also be used to improve symptoms of cancer treatment or to treat conditions to achieve:
- Better Maintenance of Muscle Mass and Strength
- Better Mood
- Heightened Concentration and Memory
- Better Sleep
- Improved Libido
- Reduced Risk of Depression
- Improved Cholesterol Levels
- Reduced Osteoporosis and Restoration of Bone Strength
- Reduced Hot Flashes and Vaginal Dryness
- Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Reduced Risk of Endometrial and Breast Cancer
The short and long-term benefits of BHRT can be extensive and can include:
- Heightened libido
- Improved look and feel of hair, skin, and nails
- Reduced risk of breast cancer
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Fewer hot flashes
- Easier to maintain muscle mass
- Healthier cholesterol levels
- Heightened libido
- Reduced risk of depression
- Improved sleep
- Better mood, concentration, and memory
For women, at or near menopause (and sometimes for even younger women suffering from key hormone deficiencies) BHRT can be life-changing and the minimal adverse effects and the safety of BHRT has been well-documented.
With any medical treatment, there’s always the possibility that patients can experience unpleasant adverse effects while taking hormones. It is important to consult with a Physician as Dr. Deepti who has spent years developing knowledge of this therapy.