Bio Identical Hormones

What is Bio identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

As men and women age, the levels of some key hormones in the body go down. These include estrogen, progesterone and testosterone and thyroid function. This results in a variety of symptoms and conditions, which can be improved by replacing the hormones. This decrease in hormones typically becomes noticeable in your late 30’s and into your early 40’s. Traditional doctors use synthetic hormones. These have been shown to cause various types of cancer and are typically harder to tolerate, causing bloating and mood changes. Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to those that the body produces naturally. BHRT aims to restore your hormones to your more youthful levels, and can help to restore energy, improve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms, improve weight gain and libido and provide other health benefits including improved bone strength and heart health.

For Women

Hormone replacement is not just for women in menopause. Many women begin to experience peri menopause symptoms starting in their late 30’s and early 40’s. These symptoms can include increasing headaches, weight gain, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, increasing anxiety and depression, abnormal bleeding and many other symptoms

Other symptoms that can be improved with bioidentical hormones include: Hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, memory loss weight gain, fatigue, sleep issues, loss of libido, vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse

For Men

Decreasing hormones, particularly testosterone, can lead to fatigue, low libido, irritability, lower motivation, abdominal weight gain, and decreased strength

Hormone replacement can increase endurance and strength, help with abdominal weight loss, erectile dysfunction, sleep enhancement and improved cardiovascular health

Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including pills, patches, creams, injections and pellets.