Many people might not know that BHRT (oh, those acronyms) stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Before going into hormone replacement therapy, do you actually really know what a hormone is? Your body’s hormones (and there are 50 of them) control most of your basic bodily functions. They serve as chemical messengers, an internal communication system between cells throughout the body. When your hormones are out of balance, even slightly, it can have a big impact on your health. 80% of all adults over 40 are hormonally imbalanced. Yes, there’s a good chance you’re one of them.
There is really not much we can do to prevent hormonal imbalances. Not what you want to hear, we’re sure. As we age, our hormone levels will fluctuate and decline. But you can restore hormone balance through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. BHRT is the process of restoring hormones naturally to prevent the symptoms and diseases associated with low circulating levels of hormones. We say “naturally” because bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to those the human body produces. So unlike synthetic hormones which are used in traditional HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and which the body recognizes as foreign substances that can come with side effects, bioidentical hormones can safely and easily be absorbed and processed by the body.
Declining hormone levels can cause many symptoms:
- Fatigue and loss of energy
- Feeling anxious, moody, depress or uneasy
- Difficulty losing weight
- Increased fatty weight, especially at the waist, hips and thighs
- Loss of muscle strength and tone
- Pain joints or muscles
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Lack of sexual desire/inability to reach orgasm
The list goes one…
Hormone replacement therapy can stop or reverse the above conditions which can negatively, and often seriously effect not just your health, but your life.
That’s why Thrive Health Solutions only uses BHRT. What can you expect when you choose to get BHRT treatments? After an initial consultation, we perform an in-depth evaluation which includes an analysis of your health history and results of any bloodwork we may do. With careful consideration of your needs and goals, we will devise a personalized BHRT plan for you. Once this plan is in effect for a period of time, we will bring you back for a follow-up and testing to assess your progress. Additionally, these scheduled check-ins ensure your safety and allow for the fine-tuning of your BHRT treatment, based upon any changes in diet, work, sleep, stress and any medical conditions.