Updated: May 11, 2021
Hormones impact functions like mental clarity, sexual desire, body weight, and mental health, just to name a few. The right balance of hormones is critical for a happy and healthy life. As we age, changes in this delicate balance of hormones can result in hormone deficiencies, leading to a variety of symptoms such as night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, depression, decreased sexual desire, and more.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a very precise way of replacing the exact hormones your body needs to regain a balanced state. At Pro Health Center we can individualize a plan that best suits your body’s needs.
Is BHRT Safe?
BHRT has a terrific record of safety and has been in use in the United States since 1938. Clinical studies from all over the world demonstrate that BHRT is not only safe but also has a lower incidence of side effects when compared to use of synthetic hormones often found in gels, creams, and injectables.
The great appeal of bioidentical hormones is that they are natural, and our bodies can metabolize them as it was designed to do, minimizing side effects. Synthetic hormones are quite strong and often produce intolerable side effects. Moreover, using our approach bioidentical hormones can be titrated and matched individually to each woman’s needs — something that’s just impossible with mass-produced products.
BHRT provides significant benefits for patients, just a few of which include:
Improved mental clarity
Renewed sexual desire
Increased energy levels
Reduced body fat
Decreased depression and anxiety
Fewer night sweats or hot flashes
Healthy sense of well-being
How do I know if it's right for me?
Are you suffering from any of these symptoms?
• Weight Gain• Fatigue• Weight Loss Resistance• Depression/Anxiety• Premature Wrinkles• Hair Loss• Hot Flashes• Brain Fog• Trouble Sleeping• Vaginal Dryness• Low Libido• Mood Changes• Irregular Periods• Night Sweats
If you say yes, YOU'RE answer could be BHRT.
An individualized approach is best. We begin with laboratory tests of hormone levels (a so-called “hormone panel”). This panel is measuring the levels of hormones in your body at 4 different times of the day. When warranted, we then prescribe a precise dosage of bioidentical estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, and/or . Each patient is then monitored carefully through regular follow-up hormone panels to ensure she gets symptom relief at the lowest possible dosage. In the initial stages, we will do a hormone panel every three months. Once balance is restored, we’ll do one panel a year at the time of the annual exam.
A minority of women will need to add prescription-strength hormone supplements to get complete relief, at least through a transition period. We recommend they use bioidentical hormones, preferably in a compounded form personalized to their needs by an experienced practitioner. When a woman can’t find a practitioner to prescribe compounded bHRT, there are now numerous trademarked bHRT options that conventional practitioners can prescribe for her.
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A woman’s hormonal balance is ideally in a dynamic equilibrium that shifts from day to day, week to week, and through the years. When you give your body the support it needs, it can effectively reset itself, because it’s equipped and programmed for balance and wellness. So we recommend beginning with the gentlest form of support possible to allay your discomfort and tweaking it as you go. Call us at (864)-681-0555 to learn more or make an appointment with one of our amazing practitioners who truly care about the health of their patients!