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Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Facts About BHRT

The endocrine system regulates the majority of your basic bodily processes. They serve as an internal communication network for cells throughout the body. From digestion and development to appetite, immunity, mood, and sex drive, they orchestrate everything. As a result of even minor hormone imbalances,

When people’s hormones fluctuate or become imbalanced, they frequently turn to hormone replacement treatments to relieve their symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), for example, has received a lot of attention in recent years due to the fact that it provides a more natural solution to hormone concerns.

What is BHRT?

When a person’s hormones are out of balance or drop, Bio-Identical HRT Therapy can be used to restore hormonal equilibrium and health. It’s most often utilized to alleviate perimenopause and menopause symptoms. It may also be utilized to treat cancer therapy or other diseases such as:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Adrenal and thyroid disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia

Hormones produced by plants, such as estrogens and progesterone, are chemically identical to those made in the human body. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are just a few of the most frequently duplicated and utilized therapeutic hormones.

Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Injections

Plant-derived estrogens, unlike synthetic hormones utilized in conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), are identical chemically to those produced naturally by the body and are created from plant estrogens. Traditional HRT drugs are manufactured from pregnant horse urine or other manmade therapies.

BHRT is the most frequent treatment for menopausal symptoms in women and can be used by people of any age. It’s commonly given to women going through perimenopause or menopause when their hormone levels drop, particularly those who are over 50 or 60 years old. It’s used to boost hormone levels that have dropped and relieve moderate to severe perimenopause/menopause symptoms, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep issues
  • Loss of interest in sex or pain during sex

Hormone therapy may assist with symptoms and lower your risk for diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts in addition to providing relief. It has been shown to improve skin thickness, hydration, and suppleness as well as reduce wrinkles.

Some bioidentical hormones are made by drug companies. Others, known as compounded bioidentical hormones, are custom made by a pharmacy, according to a doctor’s orders. This process is known as compounding. Compounding typically involves ingredients being combined or altered to meet the needs of an individual.

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