Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The human body is designed with a delicate network of chemical messengers (hormones) in the body. These messengers regulate our mood, skin integrity, body fat distribution, sexual health, and other health variables. Age, environmental toxins, stress, medications, and our diet can alter these hormones leading to undesirable symptoms like mood swings, low energy, heavy or irregular periods, infertility and pre-mature aging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) seeks to replace and supplement these hormones to stabilize this delicate balance and ultimately restore your health and wellness.

Why Bio-Identical Hormones

Not all hormone replacement therapy is created equal. Historically, most of what has been available in terms of hormone replacement (including most common forms of birth control) is synthetic. More specifically, synthetic hormones are constructed in a laboratory and not derived from nature. Unfortunately, many synthetic hormones can be toxic because some cannot be broken down by the body effectively. When the body is unable to break down synthetic hormones, the “build-up” effect can lead to adverse effects including breast and endometrial cancer in some cases. Bioidentical Hormones are different because they are plant-derived, and they are structurally identical to the hormones the body produces naturally.
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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Options: Pellets, Creams/Gels, Injections, Troches

Imagine hormones as messengers in your body, guiding various functions like energy, mood, and growth. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is like giving your body the right kind of messengers it needs to function optimally. Let’s explore the different ways BHRT can be delivered and how it compares to traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

Pellets

Pellets are tiny hormone-containing implants placed under your skin. They release hormones gradually over time, providing a steady and balanced hormone level. This can lead to consistent results and fewer fluctuations in mood and energy. Pellets usually require fewer administrations compared to other methods.

Creams/Gels

Creams or gels are applied to your skin, allowing hormones to be absorbed. This method offers convenience and flexibility, as you can apply them at home. However, absorption rates can vary, leading to potential fluctuations in hormone levels.

Injections

Injections involve injecting hormones into the muscle. They provide a controlled dose and are usually administered less frequently. Injections offer convenience, but they may cause fluctuations in hormone levels between doses.

Troches

Troches are small lozenges that you dissolve in your mouth. Hormones are absorbed through the mucous membranes. Troches can offer precise dosing and flexibility, but absorption can vary depending on factors like saliva production.

Benefits of BHRT vs. Traditional HRT

Hormone Similarity

BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to those naturally produced by your body. This similarity may lead to smoother integration and fewer side effects.

Personalization

BHRT is often customized based on your hormone levels and specific needs. This personalized approach can optimize results and minimize risks.

Balance and Consistency

BHRT aims to restore hormonal balance, leading to consistent levels that mimic your body’s natural rhythm. Traditional HRT may sometimes cause hormone levels to spike and drop.

Potential Fewer Side Effects

BHRT’s similarity to your body’s natural hormones may result in fewer side effects compared to traditional HRT, which can use synthetic hormones.

Tailored Approach

BHRT practitioners consider your medical history, symptoms, and lab results to create an individualized treatment plan. This comprehensive approach aims to address the root causes of hormonal imbalances.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Balancing hormones with BHRT may improve energy levels, mood, sleep, and overall well-being. Many patients report feeling more vital and youthful.

AT SWC we do hormone repalcement stragetically. we never want to put hormones in an inflamed, toxic environement and we cannot balance hormones by simply replacing the hormone with BHRT. We want to address the root cause of why the hormones became imbalanced in the first place. We support you through nutrtion, movement, stress reduction, supplementation and toxin avoidance.

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