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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT): What You Need to Know

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

As we age, it’s natural for the balance of hormones to shift and change. Menopause is the best-known cause of these changes, as estrogen levels drop. Many hormones change much earlier, however.  But men also go through a similar shift called andropause frequently, which causes testosterone levels to decline. Although they’re natural, these changes can cause mild to severe symptoms that interfere with living your best life.   

Fortunately, there are now options available to treat these hormonal imbalances and get your health and life back on track. One of the most advanced options available today is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT.  

What is BHRT?  

BHRT is a hormone therapy option that uses hormones produced from natural ingredients that are chemically identical to the ones your body naturally has. These hormone therapies come in many forms, like pellets, gels, creams, and injections. They are safe and effective since they are identical to your own hormones.

Unlike the synthetic hormones that were widely used in previous decades, bioidentical hormones are created to be identical chemically to those produced by our bodies naturally. Traditional HRT hormones, on the other hand, are made from the urine of pregnant horses and other similar synthetic hormones.  

Who Can Benefit From BHRT?  

Anyone currently experiencing hormone imbalances can potentially benefit from starting BHRT. It is widely used by women going through menopause if their symptoms are severe enough to interfere with their lives. BHRT can help reduce or eliminate symptoms like; hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and more, so you can live your life once again.  

Hormonal imbalances can also happen in men and women at any age as well. Hormonal imbalances can cause symptoms like:

  • Brain fog
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle loss

If you’re suffering from some or all of the above symptoms, you may benefit from BHRT.  

Some chronic diseases, like diabetes or thyroid disorders, can also affect hormone levels and throw your body out of balance. Cancer treatments are another common cause of hormone imbalances.  

How Can You Get BHRT?  

The first step in getting BHRT is to work with a qualified, experienced medical professional. You will need to undergo a thorough regime of lab tests and bloodwork so your hormone levels can be determined, and you will receive a detailed treatment plan to rebalance the hormones in your body.  

BHRT comes in many forms, including pellets, injections, creams, gels, pills, and patches, so you can work with your doctor to find the best option for your body and lifestyle.   

Health Horizons Can Help!

If you’re considering BHRT as an option to rebalance your hormones and bring health back to your body, contact Health Horizons to learn more. We have a team of expert medical professionals who can help you find the custom treatment plan you need to get back the life you deserve.  

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