If you’re looking for a hormone replacement therapy that uses hormones identical to those your body manufactures, consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). The providers at Regenesys Physical Medicine in Frisco, Texas, prefer natural products over synthetic most of the time. That’s especially true when it comes to hormone replacement. Men and women alike benefit from this innovative, natural way of rebalancing your hormones. If you live in or near Frisco or Little Elm, call today for an appointment or book your visit online.
Bioidentical hormones are made from plant-based compounds extracted from yams and soy which have an identical molecular structure to hormones produced naturally by your body. This makes them an appealing alternative to more traditional hormone replacements which are synthetic or developed from concentrated horse urine.
Dosages are also customized based on lab tests that calculate your estradiol or testosterone levels. This allows your provider to personalize your therapy rather than try the usual “one-size-fits-all” approach often used in traditional replacement therapy.
Your provider also uses lab tests to monitor what effects bioidentical hormones are having on your levels. Your dose can be adjusted up or down accordingly. This gives you optimal treatment without risking elevated levels that can cause unpleasant side effects or low levels that do nothing for your symptoms.
BHRT can help women find relief from menopausal symptoms such as:
For men, BHRT is often the answer for symptoms experienced with andropause. This is often described as the male equivalent of menopause and typically occurs when testosterone levels begin to decline during the aging process. Symptoms addressed with BHRT include:
Men and women often report improvement in skin texture and hair health as well with BHRT. It’s not a miracle cure for aging, but it can restore some of that youthful vitality and vibrancy you may be missing.
BHRT can be delivered in many ways. The most popular, however, is the pellet implant system. For this method, tiny pellets that are slightly larger than a grain of rice are implanted under your skin.
The hormones dissolve slowly over time -- in three to five months for women and four to six months for men. The pellets are replaced as necessary, typically two to four times a year.
Pellets provide more consistent hormone levels than tablets or other delivery methods. They’re also more convenient because you won’t have to remember to take your hormones daily.
As a hormone replacement designed to fit your specific hormonal needs, BHRT can improve your low testosterone levels. Like women, men also experience a decrease in hormone levels as they get older. This decrease is referred to as low testosterone or low T.
A decrease in testosterone causes many of the same symptoms as low estrogen levels in women, including:
BHRT treatment provided by the team at Regenesys Physical Medicine in Frisco, Texas, may help reduce these symptoms and help you feel like your usual self.
For more information regarding BHRT, call today for an appointment or book your visit online.