Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Women
As women age, their hormones become unbalanced as certain hormonal levels begin to drop. As a result, women suffer a host of symptoms relating to deficiencies and imbalances of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone, among other hormones. This can cause women to experience hot flashes, weight gain, decreased libido, insomnia, etc. Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine provides a safe and effective hormone therapy that can restore your original hormone levels, while helping to erase the many acute and chronic conditions that women experience due to drops in hormone levels.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, helps to restore and maintain your natural, youthful hormone levels. The hormones we use are exact replicas of the hormones that your body produced when you were younger, comprised of the identical chemical structure, now safely re-introduced into your body to restore your health, vitality, and function. Since they are natural and identical to what is already in your body, they have very few side effects, unlike synthetic hormones.
Who Can Use BHRT?
Any woman who experiences symptoms relating to hormonal imbalance is a candidate for BHRT. Women who are peri-menopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal are most likely to suffer from hormone imbalance. During the peri-menopausal years (about 4-6 years before menopause), the hormones in your body will begin to fluctuate. After you enter menopause, your estrogen levels have dropped sharply and progesterone levels are nearly non-existent, creating a serious imbalance between these two hormones.
What is the Benefit of BHRT for Women?
BHRT can reverse many of the symptoms of menopause by restoring your hormone levels to their original levels.
The symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Heart palpitations
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Increase in body fat, particularly in the waist and abdominal area
- Night sweats
- Anxiety and fatigue
- Memory changes and reduced mental focus
- Pain in the joints
- Trouble sleeping and staying asleep
- Severe headaches
- Adult acne
- Higher LDL cholesterol
I’d Like to Get Started. What is the Process?
First, we will sit down with you and discuss your symptoms and health history. You’ll receive a thorough examination and most likely a blood test that will help us determine your current hormone function. Together, we’ll determine a customized treatment plan that will be used for you and you only. It may include estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, testosterone and DHEA. Once you begin your course of treatment, you’ll return for weekly or monthly follow-up appointments so that we can gauge your plan’s success and ensure that you are getting the full benefits of BHRT.
Don’t wait any longer! Call Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine today to see how hormone replacement therapy can improve your health and well being.
As with any medicine or medical procedure, results may vary from individual to individual.