Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT, is a term for several different therapies designed to treat conditions caused by depleted or imbalanced levels of certain hormones. By replacing hormones and restoring your hormonal balances to normal levels, BHRT can help lessen symptoms and improve the quality of life for people experiencing side effects of but not limited to:
- Low testosterone
What is BHRT?
BHRT, is a specific type of HRT that uses synthetic hormones derived from plants and structured to resemble the body’s naturally produced version as closely as possible. Taking bioidentical hormones can help people who experience symptoms of low or unbalanced hormones. BHRT delivers the identified hormone(s) into the bloodstream via a pill, patch, gel, spray, injection, or pellets.
Why would someone need hormone replacement therapy?
Hormones are chemical “messengers” produced by the endocrine glands that tell different body parts how to work. As we age, hormone levels naturally decrease, slowing the production of sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. While normal, this decline can lead to an imbalance of hormones that produces side effects ranging from weight gain, low energy, and fatigue to problems sleeping, mood changes, memory loss, and low libido.
Who should take hormone replacement therapy?
BHRT can be an effective treatment for both men and women experiencing the effects of declining hormone levels.
Hormone replacement therapy for men:
Just as women experience menopause and a decline in estrogen, men also undergo a decline in hormone production (testosterone). Testosterone deficiency in men can lead to a host of symptoms often simply attributed to aging, such as:
- Disturbed sleep
- Low sperm count
- Slow wound healing
- Irritability, memory impairment, or decrease in mental sharpness
- Feelings of depression or anxiety
- Weakness and reduced muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries and a precursor to heart attack or stroke)
- Reduced libido and difficulty maintaining erections
- Fatigue or decrease in physical stamina
Hormone replacement therapy for women:
For women, a decline in estrogen is associated with the onset of menopause or perimenopause. Increasing estrogen levels with BHRT can significantly impact the frequency and intensity of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. It can also ease vaginal dryness and itching—causing sex less painful—and increase libido. For many women, BHRT may help reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis, and lower the chances of developing dementia.
BHRT is just one of the ways Timeless Rx helps you take control of your health and optimize your body’s performance as you age. From personalized weight loss programs, prescription grade supplements, to aesthetic medicine and sexual wellness, we combine the best in cutting-edge medicine and proven naturopathic treatments to produce real, sustainable results. At Timeless Rx we take pride in providing a more comprehensive approach to your health, simultaneously treating all seven of the main zones of hormone imbalance. By finding the optimal balance of hormones across all your body’s systems, we can produce better results in everything from healing and recovery to regeneration and rejuvenation.
Schedule a consultation at Timeless Rx to find what hormone replacement therapy can do for you.