What Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
BHRT stands for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy, also known as natural hormone replacement. The hormones are derived from plant sources -yam and soy. Once they are extracted from their natural source, these hormones are refined so that they are identical to the human hormone molecule.
BHRT fits the body's receptor like a key in a lock. Our bodies contain the right enzymes to break down and metabolize these hormones properly and efficiently, directing them to the proper receptor sites. The idea of BHRT is to maintain proper hormone balance.
Why are these Hormones Bioidentical?
Bioidentical means that the chemical structure of the replacement hormone is identical in structure and function to that of the hormone naturally found in the human body. Bioidentical Hormones follow normal metabolic pathways and are easily excreted.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is used to balanced our hormones during perimenopause, menopause, andropause (male). Hormones can be deficient or in excess, causing symptoms of depression, obesity, anxiety, low energy, insomnia and more. Balancing Hormones is the best way to Alleviate symptoms caused by the progressive decrease in production of hormones by the body.
Give the protective benefits which were originally provided by naturally occurring hormones.
Re-establish a hormonal balance
BHRT Hormones are made by your compounding pharmacist for each patient individually, based on your specific symptoms and test results. The therapy may be delivered in the form of Pellets topical creams, pills, capsules, lozenges, or subdermal implants. The method of delivery is based both on the specific hormones in your preparation and your preference. This therapeutic plan is individualized and personalized to meet your needs. There are also pharmaceutical FDA BHRT options for estradiol, progesterone and testosterone, they are less personalized.
With Bioidentical is one size does not fit all!