HRT Bio - Identical
Hormone replacement therapy
THE BIOIDENTICAL ALTERNATIVE
Throughout the aging process, our bodies change and we develop deficiencies of hormones and nutrients. Symptoms that were once transient may become chronic or persistent.
Today Bioidentical hormone therapy is being used more than ever to control symptoms associated with the drop in hormone levels as we age. Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are exactly the same chemical structure that are produced naturally in our body.
BHRT is safe, effective, and a natural way to restore balance to our hormones. Symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, decreased libido, dry skin, and depression occur when we have an imbalance of hormones.
The inter-relationship of hormone deficiencies and health concerns are multi-factorial. Nutritional supplements may be prescribed to ensure your body’s biochemistry is performing at optimal levels to maintain hormone balance. Diet, nutrition, and exercise are the utmost importance to achieving optimal health and alleviate symptoms.
Three types of hormones typically prescribed for BHRT are progesterone, estrogen, and androgen.
Bioidentical progesterone is commonly prescribed for perimenopausal women to counter “estrogen dominance”. It has been shown to minimize the risk of breast cancer.
Effects of progesterone include:
- Improves bone density
- Enhances the beneficial effect of estrogen on lipids
- Enhances energy and sex drive
Under normal conditions a women’s estrogen fluctuates based on her menstrual cycle. The three main estrogens women produce are: Estrone (E-1), Estradiol (E-2), and Estriol (E-3).
Effects of Estrogen include:
- Relief of menopausal symptoms by restoring hormone balance
- Improves mood energy, and sleep
- Improves memory and cognitive function
- Reduces bone loss
Testosterone is an important hormone in men and women. It is important to the skin, muscle, and bone.
Effects of Androgens include:
- Enhances libido
- Enhances bone building through increased calcium retention
- Lowers cholesterol
- Improves mental and physical stamina. Increases energy.
- Increases lean muscle mass and loss of excessive fat.
BHRT is a very safe and effective way to restore your balance. Proper testing, screening and nutritional therapies are utilized to formulate your individual plan to look and feel better from the inside out. Our goal is to educate and monitor your progress so you may achieve your goal. You are as young as you feel. Call for an appointment to see if BHRT is right for you.
Live well, Eat well, Be well,
Dr.’s Kathy and Mark Lindsey