BHRT: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What are bioidentical hormones?
We’ll start by talking about about what hormones are, and what they do. In short, hormones are naturally produced chemicals that send signals to almost every part of your body. They control everything from your mood, to growth, and even body hair.
Bioidentical hormones are man-made, and are used in the same exact way by your body. They are a much needed supplement for many people who suffer from a hormone imbalance or deficiency.
- Sexual function and health
Many people experience either a reduction in hormones due to age or a hormone imbalance. Two of the most common side effects of this are unexpected weight gain and mood swings that are difficult to regulate (and affect day-to-day life).
For people suffering from hormone loss due to age, or an unbalance, bioidentical hormones can be a wonderful solution.
Benefits of BHRT
- Relief of symptoms associated with menopause, perimenopause, and andropause
- Prevention of osteoporosis
- Improved mental health and quality of life
There are quite a few other evidence based benefits of BHRT including alzheimers prevention, cardiovascular health, increased bone density, and obesity / BMI reduction. Most patients report increased sexual function and health, and overall mental well-being.
Is BHRT safe?
Studies have shown that bioidentical hormones are much safer, and much more effective, than non-bioidentical hormones. Data and clinical outcomes show that bioidentical hormones are associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. As with any prescription drug, it is VERY important to consult your Dr. before starting. BHRT is not for everyone, and our staff will perform a full evaluation with you prior to prescribing.
If you would like to learn more about BHRT and whether you’re a candidate, please give us a call at 303.469.0064 or send us an email to set up an appointment.