Benefits of BHRT – Combat the Hormone Related Symptoms of Aging
They say with age comes wisdom. While this may be one of the perks of getting older, there are some age-related issues that most people could do without. Many are hormone related changes within our bodies. It’s normal for our hormone levels to drop or become imbalanced as we age, manifesting in a variety of annoying or uncomfortable symptoms. Traditionally, there were two choices – either take pharmaceutical synthetic hormones or live with the symptoms. Traditional hormone replacement therapy sometimes resulted in blood clots, gallbladder disease, heart disease, stroke or breast cancer. Because of the risks, people often choose to just live with the symptoms. However, in recent years, BHRT or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been providing relief from the symptoms of hormone imbalance without the increased risks.
What Makes BHRT Different?
BHRT was developed in response to the health risks associated with traditional hormone replacement therapy. Although they are produced in the lab, bioidentical hormones are derived from plants. Their chemical and molecular structure is identical to hormones found in the human body. Not only do bioidentical hormones provide a more natural solution for hormone imbalance but it’s virtually impossible for your body to detect the difference. As a result, your body can’t tell the difference between naturally occurring hormones and those introduced by BHRT.
Effective Relief for Hormone Imbalance
There are specific health conditions that can cause hormone imbalance like insulin resistance, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and adrenal and thyroid disorders. However, BHRT is normally used to treat conditions that result from aging, such as the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. That doesn’t mean that hormone replacement therapy isn’t effective for men. Because their bodies are different and their symptoms may vary, age related hormone imbalance in men is treated with bioidentical TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). Your hormones control almost every one of your basic bodily functions. They act as an internal communication system between cells throughout your body. They coordinate everything from mood to immune function, from cognition to libido, and from digestion to strength.
The symptoms of a hormone imbalance can have a major impact on the quality of life for both men and women. Patients who receive BHRT commonly experience reduced symptoms. The benefits of BHRT include:
- Better mental clarity
- Decreased symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Increased sense of wellbeing
- Improved ability to lose fat and build muscle
- Stronger sex drive
- Thicker hair growth
- Healthier skin
- Reduced bloating
- Fewer hot flashes and night sweats
- Increased energy levels
- Ability to sleep more soundly
BHRT at Vive Aesthetics and Wellness
At Vive, we believe that as you age, you still should be able to enjoy the best life possible. Unfortunately, hormone imbalance can make that difficult. We are proud to now offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to alleviate the symptoms of hormone imbalance. Our treatments are administered using BHRT transdermal cream. It is non-invasive and allows the hormones to bypass the gastrointestinal system and further reduce the chance of any side effects.
Our BHRT treatment process begins with a consultation which includes a thorough review of your medical history. This will allow us to determine if you are a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy. Lab work will be ordered to determine and monitor your hormone levels. The dosage of BHRT will be adjusted as your hormone levels improve.
Has aging caused you to slow down, lose sleep or miss out on things you enjoy? Is it harder to maintain your weight and fitness level? Ready to find out if a hormone imbalance is the culprit? Then it’s time to schedule a consultation. You will work one-on-one with Julie, our nurse practitioner, to determine if BHRT is right for you and create a customized treatment plan.