Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

WHP is now offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause Symptoms!  

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an effective treatment for women experiencing menopause symptoms that uses hormones identical to the ones naturally made by your body. BHRT provides an alternative to hormones that are synthetic, such as the ones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy (pills, patches, creams).  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is made by compounding pharmacists in customized dosages based on the individual needs of the patient as opposed to the narrow choices available with mass-produced, or “one size fits all” hormone therapies. 

Why Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

In their perimenopausal and menopausal years, many women experience very distinct symptoms of hormone imbalance including emotional, non-reproductive, and reproductive symptoms. 

Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include: 

  • Tiredness/Fatigue/Lack of motivation 
  • Mood swings 
  • Tension, anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Sleep disturbances (Insomnia) 
  • Decreased libido 
  • Decreased mental clarity (fog) 
  • Memory loss 
  • Vaginal dryness 
  • Decreased muscle mass 
  • Weight gain (Increased belly fat)  
  • Joint pain 
  • Memory loss 
  • Hot Flashes/Night sweats 
  • Migraine/Menstrual headaches 

BHRT can provide significant relief of hormone imbalance symptoms. Some the benefits may include:  

  • Increased energy 
  • Improved mental clarity 
  • Enhanced sexual libido 
  • Reduced body fat 
  • Decreased anxiety/depression  
  • Healthy sense of well-being 
  • Better sleep 
  • Fewer night sweats/hot flashes 

BHRT pellet therapy may also protect you from age-related conditions such as: 

  • Heart disease 
  • Certain cancers 
  • Alzheimer’s  
  • Diabetes 
  • Osteoporosis  
  • Arthritis   

How do you deliver BHRT? 

There are many delivery methods that can be used to administer BHRT, however, data shows the most efficient method is to deliver hormones is by pellet therapy. The pellets contain bioidentical estradiol and/or testosterone, which are pressed or fused into tiny solid cylinders the size of a grain of rice. The type of hormone and dosing of your pellets is formulated based on your symptoms and lab results.  Pellets are placed just under the skin of your buttock or hip during a quick and relatively painless procedure by one of our trained clinicians in the office.  

Pellets can deliver consistent and healthy levels of hormones for 3-5 months. Pellets dissolve inside the body on their own and are re-implanted as needed depending on how rapidly your body dissolves the hormones. One of the greatest benefits of pellets is that they avoid the fluctuations of hormone levels seen with other delivery methods, providing more consistent hormone levels over a longer period. 

What should I do if I am interested in learning more about BHRT?

Contact us to set up an appointment for a consultation to discuss if Bioidentical pellets are the best option for you!  

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Would you like to find out more about our treatments and services? Are you looking for a second opinion on a diagnosis or treatment recommendation you received at another practice? The experienced team at The Woman’s Health Pavilion is happy to help. Just let us know how and when you would like to hear from us.

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