Bio-Identical Hormonal Replacement for Women
Understanding the Basics of Anti-Aging Therapy for Women
You know when a hot flash hits you. You know that you are feeling more irritable and that your moods in general have been less stable lately. You realize you’ve lost interest in things you once looked forward to, and you accept the fact that you are getting older. What you don’t know is what to do about it.
Age is inevitable, but the symptoms, side effects and discomfort associated with growing older are not.
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is a leading form of anti-aging therapy. This treatment method works by replacing the naturally depleting hormone levels in the blood with synthetically crafted hormones that are bioengineered to be identical to those naturally produced by your body.
Your anti-aging doctor customizes these hormones to meet your unique needs. The types of hormones used during BHRT include:
The exact distribution of these hormones will vary person to person. Your anti-aging doctor will determine which hormones you need by conducting a simple blood test.
Who is BHRT for?
BHRT can be very helpful for middle-aged women going through the early or middle stages of menopause. This therapy method is often most successful when administered early-on after the onset of menopause symptoms.
BHRT can reduce some of the most common symptoms of menopause, including:
- Hot flashes
- Migraines and tension headaches
- Bone loss
BHRT is especially recommended for women who experience menopause early in life, such as those who lose their periods or develop ovarian insufficiency before the age of 40.
Hormone deficiency is completely natural. This is an expected aspect of aging that just about everyone will encounter. Some people don’t experience so many symptoms as a result of hormone decline, while others have a very difficult time coping with the experience.
Hormone decline can leave you feeling tired, irritable and upset. Hormone imbalance can interfere with your ability to manage stress efficiently, sleep well or manage your weight. Ultimately, your hormone levels can affect just about every aspect of your life. The goal of BHRT is to stabilize hormone levels to reduce these symptoms and restore order to your life.