We provide Advanced bioidentical hormone therapy
Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Therapy helps men and women of all ages take control of their health and wellbeing. Through insightful education and one-on-one bioidentical hormone treatment, the symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances are effectively controlled and often eliminated.
bioidentical hormone therapy for women
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a specialized type of medicine that helps balance your hormones to optimize your health through the aging process. Hormones are the chemical messengers in our bodies. They affect mood, appetite, energy level, metabolism, weight, physique, sex drive, immune system and even behavior. As you grow older, your hormonal system becomes less efficient and more imbalance generally leads to changes such as menopause in females. BHRT is a process that restores the body’s hormone balance using your body’s natural hormones. Below are the benefits BHRT has for women.
- Improves energy levels
- Improves mood
- Eliminates night sweats and hot flashes
- Improves memory and concentration
- Improves sex drive
- Prevents vaginal thinning and dryness
- Improves fat loss and muscle tone
- Decreases skin wrinkles
- Protects bones from osteoporosis
- Reduces risk of heart disease
symptoms of suboptimal hormone levels
- Aging skin
- Bone density loss
- Dry/painful intercourse
- Emotional reactivity and sensitivity
- Frequent night urination
- Hair thinning
- Hot flashes/night sweats/day sweats
- Loss of libido
- Loss of vitality
- Weight gain unresponsive to diet and exercise
bioidentical vs synthetic
HRT stands for Hormone Replacement Therapy, which does not usually consist of hormones biologically identical to those our bodies produce. Instead, HRT is comprised of synthetic and/or animal-derived hormones. Also known as non-bioidentical. Since non-bioidentical hormones differ in molecular structure from those the human body produces, they do not function exactly like endogenous human hormones. Nor do our bodies process them the same way. These synthetic, or non-bioidentical hormones have been clearly proven to have significant side effects.
BHRT stands for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Bioidentical hormones are a natural approach to treating hormonal imbalances. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and are converted into chemical structures that precisely match the human hormones manufactured by the body. The plant derived bioidentical hormones function exactly the same as the hormones the body makes and in fact, the body recognizes them as if they were actually produced by the ovaries. To be clear, there is no difference between the hormones the ovaries make and the bioidentical hormones used in BHRT. BHRT has a long history of safe and successful use, specifically in Europe where they have been used for over 65 years.
At BVA, we stay in close communication with you to make sure your treatment remains safe and effective. We are always available to answer questions and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment.
Schedule your initial hormone consultation and learn more about how low hormones could be causing your symptoms. Balanced hormones are one of the keys to living a happy and healthy life. If you are tired of being tired or are struggling to lose weight despite working really hard you owe it to yourself to schedule an evaluation with Dr Buckner.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?
There are two types of hormones, synthetic and bioidentical. We use bioidentical hormones to help manage symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, and andropause. Bioidentical hormones are a more natural approach. They are derived from plants and are safe for long-term use because they match your chemical makeup molecule for molecule.
How does Bioidentical hormone therapy work?
Many factors such as age, diet, stress and health history can slow down your hormone production. Using natural or bioidentical hormones, we replenish the hormones that are depleted, that are no longer producing enough so you get the benefits of having optimal levels.
How is hormone therapy administered?
Depending on your unique needs, bioidentical hormone therapy can be administered in a variety of ways. These include:
- oral medications
At your appointment we will discuss the best solution for you.