Bio-Identical HORMONE THERAPY
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), is a term referring to the use of hormones that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones in hormone replacement therapy. It may also be combined with blood testing of hormone levels, and the use of pharmacy compounding to obtain hormones, in an effort to reach a targeted level of hormones in the body.
According to Harvard Health Publications, hormone therapy is still considered the most effective treatment for adverse symptoms normally associated with age-related issues like poor sleep, lack of energy, osteoporosis, hot flashes, poor mood, lack of muscle recuperation, menopause, etc…
Our bio-identical hormones are made with all-natural ingredients and will be designed uniquely for your body and your needs. It is not a one size fits all. Our Provider will meet with you for 30 minutes to discuss your needs and goals and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. If the patient and provider agree that Hormone Therapy is the best option for you, the Provider will order lab work, the once the lab results are completed, we will schedule an appointment to review your levels. During this visit you will be informed about your current hormone levels and the Provider will give you a recommendation concerning whether you can benefit from BHRT. In most cases, insurance will cover the required lab work.
If you choose to proceed with BHRT, the Provider will write a prescription and send it to our compounding pharmacy, where they will bio-identically design the prescription to match your unique chemistry, in order to help you attain optimal hormone levels. The prescription will be mailed directly to your homes so you won’t have to waste any time standing in line at a pharmacy to get your prescription. This prescription will come in the form of a sublingual tablet that will dissolve under your tongue. The ingredients will go directly into your bloodstream and bypass your digestive system. Digesting BHRT, supplements or medications, especially as patients age, often breakdown the needed ingredients to levels that prevent the ingredients from having the most beneficial effect.
We do not administer BHRT products in the form of pellets that are implanted under the skin, because there is a higher potential for negative side effects, like scarring and infection. Also, if the ingredients in the pellet are not perfect, a patient must either live with the effects for the lifecycle of the pellet or perform another minor surgical procedure and assume additional costs and inconvenience to have it removed. Lastly, the ingredients in the pellet often diminish in potency as it is absorbed. This can cause a fluctuation in one’s response to treatment, especially during the later lifecycle of the pellet.
Our sublingual tablets, can be quickly modified if the formulation needs to be adjusted for optimal results, and there are no risks associated with a surgical procedure.
We would love to help you decide if BHRT may be the right solution for you. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more. We look forward to caring for you.