Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormonal Health Q & A

Traditional vs. bioidentical

Bioidentical hormones are different from those used in traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) such as Premarin, in that they’re identical chemically to those our bodies produce naturally and are made from plant estrogens. The hormones used in traditional HRT are made from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic hormones.

What is BHRT?

BHRT can be used to treat men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. It’s most frequently used to ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. It may also be used to treat conditions such as:

Bioidentical hormones are manmade hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment. Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:

  • pills
  • patches
  • creams
  • gels
  • injections

What is a Bone Resorption Assessment?

The bone resorption assessment is a simple urinary hormone test which produces an accurate evaluation of the rate of bone cell turnover in a particular patient. Hormone evaluation combined with the bone resorption assessment helps the doctor to identify individuals who may be more susceptible to developing osteoporosis in the future. The goal is to address any changes BEFORE significant loss occurs and also to oversee the efficiency of a treatment program. It examines pyridinium crosslinks and deoxypyridinoline within the bone structure. It is helpful in determining current rate of bone loss, the presence of lytic bone disease, and the efficiency of bone supporting therapies.

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What is Male Hormones Health Panel?

The Complete Male Hormones Test is a panel of tests ideal for the prevention and treatment of the following hormone related symptoms and hormonal conditions:

  • Diminished Cognition and Mood:
  • Poor memory
  • Poor attention/focus
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Loss of Well-being:
  • Muscle weakness and atrophy
  • Poor healing
  • Loss of libido
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Male pattern balding

When Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Men Most Beneficial?

Bioidentical hormone replacement for men may help any man whose hormones are out of balance. Hormone imbalance frequently occurs as we age. However, there are instances like hypogonadism that can occur at any age. Hypogonadism leads to symptoms like erectile dysfunction, Lack of energy, weight gain, Sleep Apnea and Loss of muscle mass. 

What is Female Hormone Health Panel?

The Complete female Hormones Panel is a panel of tests ideal for the prevention and treatment of the following hormone related symptoms and hormonal conditions:

  • Weight Gain
  • Mood changes or swings
  • Poor memory and sleep
  • Poor attention/focus
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Hot Flashes
  • Loss of interest in Sex
  • Vaginal Dryness or Painful intercourse

When Is Female BHRT Most Beneficial?

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women is most useful when they’re experiencing menopause. There are three stages of menopause—perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.