Bio Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a promising emerging therapy that offers an effective and safe alternative to commercially produced hormones as well as numerous health benefits. Hormone levels dip as we age, and cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms in both men and women. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) replenishes the hormones our body needs to function. Our body’s hormones control most of our basic bodily functions. Hormones are an internal communication system between cells throughout the body. They coordinate metabolic pathways from digestion and growth to appetite, immune function, mood, and libido. Therefore when hormones go out of balance, even slightly, these imbalances can cause a big impact on health and well-being. Patients experiencing the symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, or andropause (male menopause) can benefit from BHRT. Symptoms may include fatigue, loss of libido, mood and memory dysfunction, sleep disturbance, weight gain, and more. Bio hormones are identical to the ones routinely produced by the human body and do not cause undesirable side effects than non-bioidentical hormones do. They are based on compounds found in plants (usually soybeans or wild yams). After the plant-based hormone is processed, its structure is said to be identical to the estrogen, progesterone, or androgen hormone your body makes. Effective for both men and women, BHRT can be delivered in several forms such as creams, gels, tablets, and even pellets. Treatment predominantly focuses on the primary hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, adrenal, melatonin, progesterone, and DHEA. All hormones need to be balanced to have optimum health. For optimal results, BHRT should be given with the Paleo or Paleo Vegetarian Diet.