There are many different health and wellness services offered here at The Skin and Body Refinery. One of them is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is referred to as BHRT. BHRT has been on the market for years but many men and women are not familiar with what it can do for them.
Hormonal Imbalance Treatment
The hormones in your body control many of your basic bodily functions. Your hormones help communicate between cells throughout your body. They help coordinate your digestion, growth, appetite, immune function, mood, and libido. Consequently if your hormones are not balanced or your hormone levels become low it can have a large impact on your health and well-being.
Menopause Hormone Levels
As women age their hormone levels begin to drop. As women enter into perimenopause or menopause they may begin to experience hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, memory loss, weight gain, sleep issues, loss of interest in sex, pain during sex, fatigue, and bloating. As symptoms become more frequent women begin looking for some options to help them get feeling better.
Bioidentical VS Synthetic Hormones
When women begin searching for options many times they find information about BHRT. BHRT is a more natural solution to other hormone therapies on the market. BHRT are medications that contain hormones that are an exact chemical match to the hormones naturally made by humans. Bioidentical hormones come in many different forms including pills, patches, creams, gels, and injections. Bioidentical hormones are safer and more effective than synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones duplicate the structure of our hormones exactly as they are found in our bodies. Synthetic hormones do not fit the original design that our cells recognize. Some patients complain that they just do not feel or act quite right when taking synthetic hormones. Some of the side effects of synthetic hormones are annoyance and discomfort. These two side effects are not common with bioidentical therapy. When women start taking bioidentical hormones they are frequently replacing estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), estriol (E3), progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in Waco, Texas
In January 2009 Oprah Winfrey said that she was caught off guard by her menopause. She started taking bioidentical estrogen and reported that “after three days, the sky was bluer, my brain was no longer fuzzy, my memory was sharper. I was literally singing and had a skip in my step.” In addition to treating women for perimenopause and menopause BHRT can be used for men and to treat symptoms of cancer treatment, insulin resistance, adrenal and thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. If you think that you might be a good candidate for BHRT please make an appointment with The Skin and Body Refinery today. When you schedule a consultation, we will do a physical exam and labs. We will discuss your results with you and determine if BHRT is the right option for you. Contact us to learn more today!