Hormone replacement therapies are growing in popularity as an option for women over the age of 35, especially those who feel run-down, prone to weight gain, and are starting to experience the symptoms of menopause. These hormone treatments include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to treat hormone imbalance.
What Is BHRT Therapy And How Does It Work?
BHRT therapy is the use of hormones to help relieve symptoms related to a hormone imbalance that occurs for a variety of reasons. It could be age-related or not. These are often termed “natural” treatments because they feature hormones that are identical to those produced in the human body. The hormones that this type of procedure or treatment aims to balance include those tied to reproduction and youth, like estrogen, progesterone, and sometimes testosterone.
What Is The Therapy Like?
BHRT treatments include creams, lotions, injections, or tablets that have the goal of raising the hormone levels back to a more youthful state. Some of the more popular products on the market for these treatments include Estrace, Prempro, Activara, and others.
Does It Really Work?
Hormone treatments do work because they’re based on science and studies of the human body’s natural hormone production. This production begins at birth and increases during puberty, then peaks in the 20s and 30s. It declines around the mid-30s and early 40s and remains there for the rest of your life. BHRT helps adults get through this stage and these changes easily and can help improve your energy, protect your bones from the effects of osteoporosis, and improve your overall sleep patterns. It can even help with hair loss, a problem over 21 million U.S. women struggle with.
There are a lot of ways to balance your hormones, and BHRT is just one of them. If you’re considering this as an option to help your hormones reach a state of balance, then contact your doctor before making any major decisions. To move forward with BHRT, reach out to us and we’ll be glad to walk you through the initial steps.