Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy, also known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), is a state-of-the-art treatment used to help men and women with unbalanced hormone levels.
The team at Turtle Healing Band Clinic usually prescribes BHRT to women suffering from the uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause or menopause. However, they might also recommend BHRT to both men and women to ease side effects of:
- Insulin resistance
- Adrenal disorders
- Thyroid disorders
Bioidentical hormones mimic the hormones your body produces. They’re derived from plant estrogens but are chemically identical to the hormones in your body. Common hormones used in bioidentical hormone therapy include estrogen and progesterone.
Who is a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy?
To determine if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy, schedule an appointment with the team at Turtle Healing Band Clinic. Following an in-office exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your doctor can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your needs. That said, if you’re suffering from the effects of a hormonal imbalance and are relatively healthy, you’re probably a good candidate for BHRT.
What types of bioidentical hormone therapy are there?
At Turtle Healing Band Clinic, the team uses adrenal hormones, thyroid hormones, progesterone, and compound pharmacy products. Bioidentical hormones come in various forms. Following an exam, your Turtle Healing Band Clinic provider might recommend pills, patches, creams, gels, or bioidentical hormone injections.
No two BHRT treatment plans are exactly alike. The team tailors treatment to address your individual needs and goals.
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy can help you age more comfortably and gracefully. It’s particularly beneficial if you’re struggling to cope with the effects of menopause. Many women who undergo bioidentical hormone therapy report a significant decline in uncomfortable symptoms such as:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Sleep issues
Additionally, there’s some evidence to suggest that BHRT can minimize symptoms associated with diabetes, tooth loss, and even cataracts.
There’s no way to stop the natural aging process entirely, but bioidentical hormone therapy can help slow things down and make getting older more comfortable. To see if you’re a candidate for this type of treatment, make an appointment at Turtle Healing Band Clinic by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.