Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Women
There are many benefits to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for women (BHRT.) Are your hormones imbalanced? Learn how to find out if your hormones are balanced and what therapies Ashland Integrative Medicine offers that may be able to help.
What is BHRT?
BHRT an acronym which stands for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy has been a common practice to cope with aging for decades. BHRT can help women who have always suffered from unbalanced hormones feel like themselves for the first time. Bio-identical hormones are derived from plant sources rather than animal sources or synthetic sources. Bio-identical hormones are said to most closely replicate the molecular structure of human hormones.
What is female hormone replacement therapy?
Female hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can take the form of patches, creams, pills or pellets. These treatments and therapies contain estradiol, progestin and testosterone. When hormones are out of balance, hormone replacement therapy can help with many different symptoms including emotional symptoms, reproductive symptoms and non-reproductive symptoms.
When is hormone replacement therapy most beneficial for women?
Hormone replacement therapy can help anyone whose hormones are out of balance at any time. However, the most common time women seek out hormone replacement therapy is when they're experiencing menopause. There are three stages to menopause—perimenopause, menopause and post menopause. There are also circumstances in which a woman has never experienced balanced hormones, as evidenced by excessively painful menstrual cycles and extreme mood swings.
What are BHRT pellets?
BHRT pellets are custom compounded hormones. BioTE Medical only uses American FDA outsourcing compounded pharmacies to fulfill its pellet orders for patients. These pellets are inserted subcutaneously in the hip area in a quick in-office visit. Within 7-10 days after your pellet insertion, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work and BioTE Medical patients are back to their active lifestyles.
How can I get started with BHRT from Ashland Integrative Medicine?
Getting started with pellet therapy is as easy as contacting Ashland Integrative Medicine by calling (606) 393-6193 and making an appointment.