What is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) refers to the replacement of hormones that are identical to those that the body produces. Effective for both men and women, these hormones are commonly offered as creams, capsules, vaginal suppositories and injections. Treatment mainly focuses on hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, dehydroepiandosterone (DHEA), cortisol, and thyroid.
Benefits of BHRT?
As women get older, we experience a decline in our production of natural hormones. Since hormones play a key role in regulating activity in our brain and body, regulating gene function, and overall effect on energy and a feeling of wellness, metabolism, stress and libido, replacement of these hormones is an amazing alternative to optimal health and vitality.
Most people begin feeling better within a few months of beginning the program, but some results may take a bit longer to achieve. Patients may begin to feel a difference within a matter of weeks, especially when it comes to sleep patterns and energy levels. Every patient has a different experience, but the end result is the same – a healthier, balanced life.
Changes like these take time to evolve. Remember, it took some time for you to lose balance of your hormones, so it will also take your body some time to recover. Consistency and compliance every step of the way will improve results.
Millions of women in the US suffer from hormone imbalances, early menopause, symptoms of perimenopause, weight gain in perimenopause, adrenal fatigue, and premenstrual disorders. In a majority of those cases, treatment with bioidentical hormones can be a solution.
Women may feel any multiple of the following symptoms:
- Weight Gain
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Decreased Libido
- Poor memory
- Uterine Fibroids
- Vaginal Dryness
To establish a need for hormones, The Churchill Center clinically evaluates your needs through a highly comprehensive and individualized approach including the use of blood work and examining your symptoms and medical history. Once hormones are prescribed, a follow up appointment will be given to reevaluate your symptoms and levels of hormones in your blood in order to adjust the dose to the most optimal range.