Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
It is an inevitable fact that our body produces less hormones for our system as we age. For some, this can have long lasting effects such as tiredness, weakness, stress, and depression. Hormones make up almost every part of our life and losing them can be unfortunate for some. Nonetheless, a revolutionary new medical treatment has helped people get their life back into shape and feeling normal.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural medical solution in the field of preventive medicine. It is a therapy treatment that reintroduces new hormones into your body and balances them out in your system. BHRT makes use of plant based hormones identical to the ones found in human bodies such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Any man or woman with a healthy history is an ideal candidate for the treatment, but it is always recommended you speak with your doctor to make sure BHRt is right for you.
Some of the benefits from BHRT can be long lasting and effective in getting you feeling normal and at your best. In addition to relieving the symptoms of menopause and andropause, BHRT can improve bone density, sleep cycles, anxiety, mood swings, libido, and sexual performance. It can also boost your overall energy, metabolism, heart and brain function, and mental strength.
BHRT can be applied in various ways and should be determined by the patient’s preferences or needs. They can include pills, patches, creams, gels, implanted pellets, and injections. Dr. Reis will work with you to decide the best method and monitor each BHRT intake to ensure your body’s response is stable.
BHRT is FDA approved for most manufactured hormones with relatively minimal side effects and risks to your overall health. Some common side effects may include acne, bloating, weight gain, and fatigue. It may also increase the likelihood of heart disease, blood clots, and stroke. To lower the potential risks, it is often recommended that the lowest dose of bioidentical hormones be applied in as short as time as possible.
The first step in BHRT is usually a comprehensive medical exam to explore your medical history and other important factors. From there, a blood sample is taken to evaluate the levels of hormones present in your body currently. If your hormone levels are low, we will customize a nutrition plan to maintain or increase those levels. Bioidentical hormones are then added to adjust levels of estrogen or progesterone in women or testosterone in men.
You can be assured that Dr. Reis will work with you to mitigate such risks and make sure your body is healthy and free of any side effects. After a patient undergoes BHRT, she will provide routine checkups every few months to monitor your progress.
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