Hormones play a significant role in the human body. These chemical messengers coordinate a range of bodily functions crucial to our overall health. When hormone levels drop or become out of balance, it can cause us to experience a range of negative symptoms. Take for instance, menopause and perimenopause, a natural and expected process that slows the production of hormones as women age. Pesky symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, a drop in libido, fatigue and more can negatively impact quality of life. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is often a go-to solution for menopause or hormonal imbalances. Here is everything you need to know about BHRT:
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy harnesses the power of processed hormones to mimic the natural ones produced in our bodies. BHRT is used to give patients a much-needed boost of the hormones that their endocrine glands are struggling to produce.
Derived from plants, bioidentical hormones are produced in a lab and chemically identical to the natural hormones produced by the endocrine system. By being identical to these naturally-produced hormones, patients are able to absorb them easily, helping to ease symptoms caused by conditions such as menopause.
Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone are some of the most common hormones used in BHRT. These hormones come in a variety of forms including injections, pills, patches, creams and gels.
In addition to menopause and perimenopause, BHRT can be used to treat conditions such as adrenal and thyroid disorders, insulin resistance, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
Why Hormone Levels Are Important
More than 50 different hormones exist in the human body, each playing a unique role in our body’s ability to function at an optimal level. Hormones carry messages throughout the body, from blood to organs, telling your body what to do and when to do it.
Hormones control a number of processes in the body, including growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, mood, sleep, blood pressure and blood sugar balance, body temperature and the balance of water and electrolytes.
We rely on hormones to signal to our bodies to take a specific action on a particular target site. When hormone levels are low or out of order, this communication suffers, causing a range of symptoms. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be extremely beneficial in improving this all-important communication.
Benefits of BHRT
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to provide relief from uncomfortable symptoms, improve quality of life and help patients return to the vitality once felt at a younger age!
BHRT helps to relieve the many symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. It works by boosting estrogen and progesterone levels that naturally drop during this stage of life. Once your body experiences this boost, you’ll start to feel better all-around!
Some of the most common BHRT benefits experienced by patients include improved sex drive, better mental clarity, an improved sense of well-being, higher energy levels, better sleep quality, the strengthening of bones and improved overall health.
Bioidentical hormones can be adjusted in a lab to suit your specific needs! This process of compounding, allows our team at Specialty Care Pharmacy to provide a customized treatment that offers a higher likelihood of success.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy provides a number of benefits that can help you feel better and improve quality of life! Contact us today to learn more about how this treatment option could be beneficial for you!