Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Hormones carry signals in our body to help regulate cellular function. Estrogen alone has over 400 functions in the body. Insulin is essential in managing blood sugar level, developing muscle mass and producing serotonin for mood regulation. Melatonin is an anti-oxidant that influences our energy and protects us against cancer. When our hormones are not balanced, we can suffer from low energy levels, mood abnormalities, decreased muscle mass, increased risk of heart disease, weight gain, hair loss and a general sense of not feeling like our normal selves.
A wellness approach to health focuses on preventing disease and optimizing the body’s natural processes. Wellness care utilizes advanced lab testing to uncover imbalances in a person’s body and find a solution for these underlying triggers. Ultimately, this approach to healthcare restores optimal functioning and improves individual symptoms. At ASC, our approach to hormone balancing includes a comprehensive evaluation and compounded hormone prescriptions that are tailored to individual needs and symptoms of our patients. We respect the fact that hormone levels change over time and we test patients’ hormone levels prior to therapy and during follow up.
BHRT, along with appropriate diet and lifestyle changes, respects the body’s natural processes and can be very effective for patients suffering from a wide variety of symptoms. Some of the benefits of BHRT include improved sleep, enhanced libido, less hair loss, improved cholesterol and decreased memory loss. Furthermore, BHRT can help to manage mood, weight, and symptoms of menopause/andropause, while also and maintaining high energy levels, heart health, bone density and muscle mass.