Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatment
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy treatment, or BHRT, uses naturally-produced hormones to treat menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and insomnia. These hormones are synthesized to be biochemically identical to those produced naturally by female ovaries during reproductive years. Estrogen and progesterone are the primary sex hormones in women, and begin to decline in the time leading up to menopause. BHRT successfully helps women overcome the unfortunate symptoms that come with it.
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Other treated conditions
Though BHRT is mostly prescribed to ease the symptoms of menopause, it also can be used to treat a variety of conditions that millions of women in a wide array of ages may experience including Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular menstrual cycle, sleep disturbances, moodiness, infertility, postpartum depression, weight gain and more.
Benefits of BHRT?
Bio-identical treatments can provide relief to menopausal women who are experiencing unpleasant and debilitating symptoms.
Bio-identical treatments are often called “natural hormone therapy” because they interact with the body exactly as natural hormones would. Also, the treatment method allows estrogen levels to be monitored with much greater accuracy.
Hormone therapy is considered to be the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms. You’ll stay cooler, sleep better and experience favorable moods when taking bio-identical treatment. Also, BHRT is considered to be much safer than combined estrogen and progestin treatments.
There are other benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that can help promote a life of health, happiness, and vitality.
Creates more youthful-looking skin
When the collagen bonds break apart as we age, our skin will appear old, wrinkled, and dry. Vitamin C and hormones help regulate the formation of collagen as help keep skin youthful while promoting elasticity.
More balanced and consistent moods
Hormone fluctuations are the biggest cause of mood swings due to its interference with blood sugar and brain chemistry. BHRT can create a greater balance of hormones, which often cure feelings of anger, anxiety, and depression.
Promotes fat loss
Adding regular amounts of estrogen to the body can decrease fat storage.
Higher and more consistent libido
When hormone levels decrease, so is the desire for sexual activity. BHRT can help restore hormonal levels to their normal levels, and thus libido is improved.
Healthier Sleeping Patterns
The body’s internal clock sets sleeping patterns and is located in the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. Hormonal imbalances can interfere with signals in the hypothalamus and create disturbed sleep.
Increased sense of energy and vitality
Constant changes in hormones can cause blood sugar to be processed improperly, which results in feelings of fatigue and general weakness. When hormones are balanced by BHRT, the body can then successfully produce energy necessary to both restore and even increase vitality.
Higher bone density
Both estrogen and testosterone levels play a major part in the way bones absorb calcium. Thus an improper balance of hormones makes for the poor absorption of calcium, as bones will become weak and may lead to osteoporosis. Balanced hormones will be able to properly regulate how calcium is absorbed in order to create strong bone density.
A decrease in hot flashes
Hormonal imbalances often cause signals going to the hypothalamus (the body’s internal thermometer) to get confused, which result in hot flashes and night sweats. BHRT will be able to re-align your hormones properly to help stop the occurrence of hot flashes.
Common questions concerning BHRT Treatment
Is BHRT approved by the FDA?
Bio-identical estrogens are used in a wide-variety of FDA-approved products, but some still haven’t been approved just yet. The product is fairly new and the agency is still waiting on results from a series of long-term tests.
Will I feel better after Treatment?
Yes, BHRT will greatly mitigate unwanted menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. You’re sleep patterns and overall disposition will improve as a result of starting this treatment.
Schedule a Consultation for BHRT
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