Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a form of hormone supplementation that uses naturally derived plant estrogen, instead of synthetic versions, to treat the signs and symptoms associated with menopause.
BHRT for perimenopause and menopause is becoming increasingly popular because it has been shown to be just as effective as conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), but without the adverse side effects that can be caused.
Bio-identical hormones are safer than conventional drugs because they mimic the effect of natural hormones such as estradiol and progesterone found in the human body. In addition, they don’t cause liver damage or blood clots. They also have fewer side effects than conventional synthetic hormones or other drugs used in hormonal therapies.
Relieving menopausal symptoms
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy helps relieve many common menopausal symptoms. These symptoms are caused by the sharp decline in hormone levels that naturally occur as we age. By supplementing with the correct levels of bioidentical hormones, these menopausal symptoms are alleviated and your risks for health conditions such as osteoporosis are lowered as well.
The wide range of symptoms of hormonal imbalance can make life difficult for women who experience them. It can be difficult to maintain fulfilling relationships when a hormonal imbalance impacts sexual function, and your physical and mental health are exhausted. The good news is, along with relief from the symptoms of menopause, we are able to boost your mood and overall sense of well-being.
With treatment, the goal of using bioidentical hormones is to restore your vitality and quality of life so you can get back to living how you want to.
Symptoms of menopause
Menopausal symptoms can be debilitating for many women, lowering their quality of life. As your levels of natural hormones decline, more severe symptoms may arise and your risk of developing more serious conditions increase. This makes it important to seek treatment of symptoms sooner than later to avoid major health risks.
Women often wake up feeling cold at night due to low levels of Estrogen.
Many women report mood changes during menopause. These include irritability, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems.
Many women experience weight gain during menopause and may find it harder to maintain muscle mass. This is exasperated by a lower level of activity.
During perimenopause, vaginal lubrication naturally decreases. This makes intercourse uncomfortable for both partners.
Low Sexual desire
In addition to vaginal dryness, many menopausal women often experience loss of interest in sex. Treatment can help to improve sexual function as well as mood to rekindle relationships.
Osteoporosis occurs when bones become weak and brittle. It increases your risk of fractures as your bone density is lowered. Undergoing treatment early can prevent this condition from occurring.
Uterine fibroid tumors grow in the uterus. They can cause heavy periods, pelvic pain, and difficulty having children.
Incontinence happens when you leak urine involuntarily, and is common in menopausal women. It is most likely to occur while sleeping.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is right for me?
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, then Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be right for you. It’s important to note that even without current severe symptoms, you still may be suffering from hormonal imbalances that can become detrimental to your health.
As you seek treatment of symptoms, your provider will assess your health history and any health risks you may have. During your consultation your level of hormones will be tested to determine the appropriate dosage of hormones you will receive.