Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can balance hormone levels that become upset or deficient through lifestyle habits and aging. Unlike conventional hormone replacement therapy, BHRT is derived from plant sources and structured to resemble hormones produced by the body. Since the bio-identical hormones are recognized by the body, they are effectively and efficiently used.
BHRT replenishes the body with the healthy hormone levels your body needs to function optimally. Forms of BHRT include progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Blood tests are taken to determine hormone levels. If there is a deficiency or imbalance, BHRT is recommended to safely balance hormone levels. Restoring hormone balance can provide greater protection from chronic diseases and alleviate menopausal symptoms. Saliva testing of hormone levels is also offered. Insurance coverage of saliva testing is limited. However, we usually use serum hormone levels to optimize your health and limit negative effects.
Bio-identical hormones are safe and effective in relieving the symptoms caused by declining hormone levels. Preparations of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can be made in creams, capsules, troches, or pellets, as needed to optimize your health. Their use is not limited to the relief of menopausal symptoms. Hormone supplementation can be used to relieve symptoms of PMS, painful periods, heavy bleeding, menstrual cramps, migraines, low sex drive, trouble sleeping and many other symptoms at any age. Complete our symptom questionnaire and schedule an appointment, online or by phone, to discuss your hormone concerns.