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BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
BHRT FOR WOMEN
Women know their own bodies best. We know to listen when a woman says that something is changing. Hot flashes, night sweats, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and weight gain are a common cluster of issues that women report experiencing that can all be related to hormonal changes in the body. Perimenopause, and menopause, can make a woman feel as if she is being robbed of who she is as a woman. But there is hope. There is treatment for menopause and you have options for your body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are molecularly identical to those that you body makes. Replenishing these hormones can help improve your quality of life.
ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
- Irregular periods
- Weight gain
- Loss of libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Increase in UTIs
- Hair loss
- Brain fog
- Memory issues
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Appetite change
THE TIME PERIOD LEADING UP TO MENOPAUSE
Perimenopause is the time period leading up to menopause and can last for years in some women. The most commonly reported symptoms are insomnia, irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irritability, and depression. It is a very difficult time for any woman but there are treatments that can help improve these symptoms.
THE TIME AFTER THE CESSATION OF MENSES.
Menopause is defined as cessation of menstrual cycles by at least 12 months. Over time, a woman can experience the long-term effects of the loss of hormones, primarily estrogen. Common associated symptoms include loss of libido, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, incontinence, frequent UTIs, weight gain, depression, hair loss, dry thinning skin, brittle nails, and osteoporosis.
I’M READY, WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
HRT has been used for decades to improve women’s quality of life and to relieve symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause.
ARE THERE RISKS?
BIOIDENTICAL VERSUS NON-BIOIDENTICAL
Please read the Women’s BHRT Safety blog if you have concerns. Bioidentical hormones are commonly known as a hormone that is the exact same as that is made in the body. The more appropriate medical term is isomolecular. Iso- meaning same, and -molecular meaning relating to or consisting of molecules. The bioidentical, or isomolecular, hormones used in BHRT have been shown to be safe and to reduce the risks of many medical problems. This is a stark contrast to the non-bioidentical, non-isomolecuar, sometimes referred to as ‘synthetic’ hormones. For example, the non-isomolecular estrogen contains about 15% estradiol and the remainder is combined estrogen that are derived from the urine of pregnant horses. The combine equine estrogens can act differently inside of a woman’s body. If this is getting confusing, we can help.