All posts in Hormone Replacement Therapy

What Is BHRT?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, treats men and women who suffer from hormone imbalance.  Bioidentical hormones are artificial hormones that come from plant estrogens. They are custom-made to be chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body.

For many women, the typical peri-menopausal or menopausal symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings and sleep disruption are debilitating. BHRT has been proven an effective treatment for these women.

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What Kind of Doctor Does Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy requires special training, resources and time. Your primary care physician will not be able to provide the care you require for true hormone replacement therapy. For the best results, you should visit an MD, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant that specializes in preventative care and age management while offering various treatment plans for your symptoms.

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My Weight Loss Journey – by Kelly O

“I’ve struggled with my weight for the last 9 years. I’ve tried a ton of different ways to lose weight. Everything from diets to exercise, to starving myself, to a bunch of “fad” things that go around.  I always gained all the weight back and more. In July of 2018, I was at my heaviest weight of 205 lb. I felt depressed, alone, and just gross. I was very unhealthy. My kids were worried about me and begging me to lose weight.

I started watching what I was eating and making better choices. I got down 185 lb. Then it happened… I got stuck again!  I was frustrated and ready to quit. A friend of mine recommended that I go see Dr. Cafaro at Balance Hormone Center. I was impressed with  Dr. Cafaro and his staff immediately. Dr. Cafaro took all of the time he needed to with me. He  explained everything in detail and answered all my questions. He is very caring and understanding.

I started with the program that Dr. Cafaro put me on.  I stuck to the plan and the weight started coming off! I was so happy and excited that I was finally having success. I was even starting to feel better. I added a  nutritional cleansing system to my program. When I started fueling my body with amazing superfood, along with Dr. Cafaro’s program, the weight just started melting off!

I have now reached my weight loss goal. I have shed over 60 lbs!  I never thought that I would reach 145 pounds. I feel the best I have ever felt and the youngest I have ever felt. I can share clothes with my 12 year old daughter! I can never thank Dr. Cafaro and his staff enough! I do not even have the words to express my gratitude. Dr. Cafaro and his staff are amazing and their support and encouragement has meant so much!”

 

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?

When used under medical supervision and on a temporary basis, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been proven safe. Studies indicate that women and men on HRT experience a decreased risk of osteoporosis and colon cancer. Individuals who are involved in HRT have seen overall improvements in muscle tone, weight gain and overall physical and emotional health.

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The Dummies’ Guide to Anti-Aging

As much as our culture is youth-obsessed, it’s important to remember that aging is a natural process we all go through. And while there’s nothing wrong with this phase of life, it isn’t necessary to simply give up and succumb to age-related changes that may have you feeling fatigued and lethargic, less than sharp-minded and forgetful, or struggling with sexual concerns.

The more you know about anti-aging treatments, the better prepared you’ll be to combat those symptoms that take away from enjoying this season of your life.

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Cheat Sheet on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Unless you’re a nursing or med student, it’s not likely you’re going to be quizzed on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) anytime soon. However, if you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who suffer from low testosterone—commonly called “Low T”—it might help to have a quick reference guide to review on TRT before heading to the doctor.

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