Deciding to go on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be a big step, so we make sure you are in the right hands and have all the information you need every step of the way.
If you have one or more of the following symptoms, BHRT might be right for you:
We offer a natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapies. Subcutaneous bio-identical hormone replacement therapy utilizes bio-identical hormones derived from natural, plant-based substances. Unlike synthetic hormones, the molecular structure of the bio-identical hormones - testosterone and/or estrogen is human-identical. Since they are derived from nature, plant-based hormones metabolize in the body, just the way nature intended.
Hormones are special chemicals made by parts of the body called glands. They are messengers that tell other parts of the body how and when to work. Hormones control almost all tasks in the body. These include sex and brain function, mood, energy level, growth, and the breakdown of food. When hormones are out of balance, symptoms can occur.
Health practitioners have been performing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) since the 1930s. Recently, there has been a resurgence in the number of practitioners offering BHRT, after studies revealed that natural hormones are safer, more effective alternatives to synthetic hormone modalities that have been popular for decades.
Common hormones that are matched are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These are then used as a treatment for men and women whose own hormones are low or out of balance. Our bioidentical hormones are custom-made by a pharmacist based on a doctor's order. This is called compounding. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several preparations of bioidentical estradiol and progesterone, which are molecularly identical to the structure of the hormones generated by the human body. They have been through testing for safety and purity and to be sure each dose has the same number of hormones.