BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Hormone replacement therapy was introduced and become popular in the 1990s and had a bumpy road: with praises and downside of side effects, it become a controversial issue.

Speedily and without thorough evaluation of the clinical data of the Women Health Initiative, hormone replacement therapy came to an abrupt halt in 2002.

It took a lot of courage from brave physicians and researchers to oppose that movement and start thinking about how to decrease women’s suffering and improve their quality of life.

Hormone replacement therapy took a turn starting using steroid bases from plant estrogens and chemically engineering hormones quite the same as those naturally produced by our body.

Our body is governed by hormones and these chemicals are used as messengers to create a milieu controlling all essential bodily functions.

 

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Our body is governed by hormones and these chemicals are used as messengers to create a milieu controlling all essential bodily functions.

Physical aging decreases hormonal production, or decrease in hormonal production make our aging faster? Like plants need watering at any age, we need our hormones to feel better and the quest for better hormone replacement therapy continues.

BHRT using plant-based estrogens (unlike traditional, synthetic replacement therapy) is becoming quite popular, let’s introduce ourselves to it.

As we age, levels of some significant hormones in our bodies decline.

Some of these hormones are estrogen and testosterone. They are regarded as sex hormones, but they are hormones of our wellbeing, our metabolic health, our heart health, and our mood health. Just because people frown upon hearing “sex hormones” does not mean bad things.

Unless these frowning people know other ways to protect us from Alzheimer?

Sex hormones are universal hormones, delivered to all organs and cells of our body and responsible for our mood changes, our sleep, our immune response, our blood cells production, and blood vessels (endothelial) lining, our heart health, our body mass, our bone strength. It cannot be ignored! These are symptoms if you are lacking estrogen and/or testosterone.

  • Loss of memory 
  • Mood swings 
  • Gaining weight 
  • Fatigue 
  • Energy loss 
  • Fatigue  
  • Energy loss 
  • Muscle mass loss 
  • Sleeping problems 
  • Night sweating 
  • Hot flashes 
  • Vaginal dryness 
  • Pain during sex
  • Losing interest in sex 

 

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With the replacement of a deficiency, you will decrease your symptoms and gain a quality of life.

You should always take equality into consideration between the benefits and risks of BHRT.
We discuss all options most suitable for our patient's needs using therapy guides for the most suitable outcome.
We use the dose to its minimum requirement in achieving the best-desired outcome.
It may require a dose adjustment based on relative hormone needs and may use routine blood, saliva, or urine tests in checking hormone levels and the ability of your body to utilize hormones.
There are a few steps of evaluating who is eligible for hormone replacement therapy according to your health history.
If needed, a referral will be made to further delineate your condition and ensure safety for your BHRT.
Optimization of other hormones such as thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, and metabolic hormones is essential in decision making for your health benefits.
Before undergoing BHRT, the best thing to do is consult your doctor first so that all the necessary information is discussed and explained to you before your treatment.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is proven safe and can only be effective if the right type and dose are given to each patient.
So, take time to research this first to produce the best results for your body and reduce the risks of side effects in the long run.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is one of the innovations that can become the future and may change the medical field eventually.

If you have any questions, please call Carrington Medical: at 850.903.9303, and we would be happy to answer all your questions!

About Our Program

Naturally, men and women have different experiences of their respective midlife hormonal changes. Most women experience very distinct symptoms of hormone imbalance symptoms including emotional, non-reproductive, and reproductive symptoms. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the use of hormones to help resolve symptoms related to hormonal imbalance or disruption in hormone production due to aging.

Who Do We Help?

Men and women experiencing symptoms such as:

  • Aging skin / Hair Thinning
  • Bone density loss
  • Dry/painful intercourse
  • Emotional reactivity and sensitivity
  • Depression / Nervousness/Anxiety
  • Frequent night urination
  • Hot flashes/night sweats/day sweats
  • Fatigue / Insomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of libido
  • Loss of vitality
  • Weight gain unresponsive to diet and exercise
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