Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

………Stop suffering. Start living.

Hormone levels decline as we age. For some it could be a nonevent, but for others their quality of life is seriously affected. Bioidentical hormones are different from the synthetic hormones commonly prescribed. Bioidentical hormones resemble the hormones naturally found in the body. These biologically identical hormones are extracted from plants and made in the lab. The end result is a hormone that is exact in chemical and molecular structure to the hormones produced by the human body.

Who Needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

 

All of us over age 40 (and in many cases over age 30) begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins which contribute to the natural decline of hormones as we age.

Women suffering from early menopausal symptoms who are looking to put an end to hot flashes, night sweats, memory fog, mood swings, weight gain and low libido will experience an improvement in symptoms when we replace their declining hormones with bioidentical hormones. We design individualized programs specifically for each woman suffering from early menopausal symptoms, perimenopause, menopause and severe PMS (premenstrual syndrome).

Men experiencing male menopause “andropause” who want to improve lost libido, fatigue, stress, low energy, joint pain, loss of muscle mass and increased body fat will also experience improvement in symptoms when we replace their declining hormones.

Bioidentical Hormone Advantages:

  • A leaner, strong physique
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased bone strength
  • Boost in memory
  • Improvement in skin tone
  • Improved sleep
  • Balanced moods
  • Increased libido
  • Thicker hair
  • Decreased hot flashes
  • Decreased PMS symptoms
  • Fewer headaches/migraines
  • Decreased vaginal dryness

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Services:

  • A comprehensive review of symptoms
  • A complete medical history and physical exam
  • Lab evaluation for hormonal status
  • Bioidentical hormone therapy pellet insertion (balancing)
  • Ongoing evaluation of symptoms and hormone adjustment
  • Quality compounding pharmacy (Pro-Pell – Arlington, Texas)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Estrogen?

Estrogen is a hormone produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands in women, and in the testes, adrenal glands and pituitary gland in men.  There are three types of estrogen – estradiol, estriol and estrone.  In women, estrogen is responsible for the growth and development of sexual characteristics during puberty.  Estrogen stimulates growth of the uterine lining in the first part of the menstrual cycle.  It helps regulate cholesterol metabolism and bone growth.  It has been shown to have neuroprotective effects in the brain.  It relieves hot flashes.  It prevents vaginal atrophy and dryness.  It improves memory.  It relieves night sweats.  It can improve poor sleep patterns.

What is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a hormone also produced by the ovaries. It balances the effects of estrogen. Progesterone and estrogen are the main hormonal control of the menstrual cycle. Estrogen is dominant in the first half and progesterone is dominant in the second half. Progesterone helps the body use fat for energy. It enhances the action of thyroid hormone. It improves sexual drive. It is a natural antidepressant. It is a natural diuretic. It plays a role in maintaining pregnancy.

What is Thyroid Hormone?

Thyroid hormone is produced in the thyroid gland. It regulates temperature, metabolism and brain function. It increases fat breakdown resulting in weight loss and lower cholesterol. This helps protect against cardiovascular disease. Thyroid hormone improves brain cell metabolism and prevents cognitive impairment. It also functions to support the skin, hair and nails. Thyroid hormone affects every cell in the human body.

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is the principle hormone in a group of hormones called androgens. Testosterone is known for its role in sexual function, but it has many other roles. It helps build muscle mass, maintain bone density and decrease abdominal fat. Testosterone plays a key role in the development of the male reproductive tissues such as the testes and prostate. Men make significantly more testosterone than women, and as a result, the effects of testosterone in women are often underappreciated. Testosterone contributes to an overall sense of well-being and energy level. It is critically important for maintaining a woman’s sex drive.