What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy, also known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is a more natural approach to hormone replacement. Plus, it’s a great solution for both men and women who are experiencing the symptoms of aging.
How Does Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Work?
BHRT is a minimally invasive hormone replacement therapy. It’s also one of the most popular forms of hormone therapy for men and women. Hormones used in BHRT are derived from plant-based materials that contain the same structure as estrogen and testosterone.
Their structure makes the hormones very similar to the ones in the human body. This means they are more easily accepted by the body, increasing their effectiveness and safety. BHRT also decreases the likelihood of adverse symptoms after therapy.
How Does the Procedure Work?
BHRT is completed using small pellets that are inserted into the skin. The BHRT procedure is carried out at our clinic during one of your appointments. One of our skilled physicians will insert the pellet by making a small incision, typically in your buttocks.
Once the pellet is inserted, it will deliver a constant stream of hormones, either testosterone or estrogen, into your bloodstream. Over time, you will experience symptom improvements as your body returns to balance.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Due to the nature of the procedure, this is one of the most common questions we receive. The good news is that our physicians will first numb the area before insertion using a topical anesthetic. Most of our patients say the procedure feels like receiving a simple shot.
Who Is BHRT Therapy Best For?
As we age, our bodies experience the symptoms of hormone imbalance. For men, testosterone is known to decrease, resulting in memory loss, reduced muscle mass and a lack of energy.
For women, estrogen begins to decline, resulting in common symptoms such as fatigue, decreased muscle mass, anxiety and osteoporosis. BHRT helps improve these symptoms by rebalancing your hormones over time.
BHRT can also lower the risk of heart attack and diabetes in men and women, improving your future livelihood as well as present symptoms.
Learn More About Bioidentical Hormone Therapy by Calling Us
BHRT is a great choice for men and women struggling with the symptoms of aging, from fatigue to depression. What can bioidentical hormone therapy do for you? The benefits are many. To learn more about the treatment or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 480-718-9960.