What are bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are derived from a natural plant source of soy or wild yam, and hand-compounded to be biologically identical to the human form of estradiol and testosterone. Through BHRT, the body is given back with it can no longer produce.
What benefits do patients receive from BHRT?
- Increased energy levels
- Restored or increased sex drive/libido
- Consistency in moods…no more rollercoaster effect
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Decreased body fat
- Increased mental clarity and focus
- Greater capacity for getting the body in shape
How often will I need Hormones?
It depends on the individual, but typically in women, every 3 ½ to 4 months; and in men, every 5-6 months.
Are there any side effects and/or complications?
Unlike other forms of hormone replacement therapy, there are very few side effects.
I get horrible headaches, will this help me?
BHRT has had great success with hormone-related headaches.
Why doesn't my doctor suggest BHRT as an option?
The great majority of physician training is synthetic hormones. More than likely, they were never trained on the use of bio-identical hormone therapy.
If I am a woman, do I still need estrogen?
Biologically equivalent absorbable estrogen is the most important hormone for women to protect her against heart attack and stroke, as well as osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Synthetic estrogen taken orally does not offer these universal benefits.
I have no libido, what will this do for that, if anything?
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your sexual desires.
Will I grow unwanted hair from the testosterone?
There is less of a chance of hair growth with bio-identical hormones.
Do I need other medications?
Unless the uterus has been removed, women will also need Progesterone to protect the uterine lining.