Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical hormones are processed hormones designed to mimic the hormones made by your body’s glands. Taking bioidentical hormones can help people who experience symptoms of low or unbalanced hormones.

Millions of women and men as young as their 30s and older are already suffering from hormonal imbalances or deficiencies and every one of them could see their lives completely transformed through the careful use of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT).
BHT can be used to treat both men and women when their hormone levels drop or become significantly unbalanced which can occur for a few different reasons such as:

  • Perimenopause and menopause
  • Chronic stress
  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Underactive or overactive thyroid
  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Anorexia/bulimia
  • Other medical conditions

Are bioidentical hormones safe for everyone?
There are number of contraindications for BHT. You should not use bioidentical therapy if you have a personal history of breast cancer or stroke, or if you have a blood clot.

Do I have to come in every 3 to 4 months for testing?
In the beginning of your therapy, you will need frequent testing to check that each hormone component is in proper balance. Once you are feeling well and tests show a proper balance, your visits can be less often – usually only once a year.

How quickly does it work? When will I start to feel better?
You will see improvement within the first 2 to 3 weeks of therapy, but it will take up to 8 weeks to feel the full effect.

 

If you are interested in BHT, please call us for a consultation!