How Quickly Does BHRT Work??
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Why Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are the only hormones that are biocompatible, so synthetic hormones can cause some issues in the body and even put patients at risk for developing health problems. Because bioidentical hormones promote health and balance, they are the safest option, and they leave the body protected against aging-related diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and other diseases caused by unhealthy aging.
Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic fatigue
- Poor memory and “brain fog”
- Difficulty losing weight
- Irritability and moodiness
- Bone density loss
- Low libido
- Hot flashes
- Muscle mass loss
- Hair loss
What Causes Hormone Imbalances?
Understanding How BHRT Works
The First Treatment Session
Pellets must be inserted through a very small incision, but no stitches are required. This incision should heal completely within a few days with just a small dab of surgical glue or tape. There is no downtime required and patients can immediately return to work after this appointment, although intense physical activity should be avoided for 2 to 3 days after this appointment.
Maintaining the Perfect Balance of Hormones
As soon as we find your correct dose, we can scale back testing, although patients should be retested at any sign of symptom recurrence. It is important to self-monitor while on a hormone replacement program so that your dose can be adjusted as needed.
Once we have found the perfect balance of hormones for you, we will continue to occasionally monitor your hormone levels and ensure your prescription gives you the necessary hormones for true vitality and growth. During these appointments, we will adjust your dosage as necessary if your levels are below or above optimal levels. At each step, we will be there to assist you. Any questions you may have at any stage will be answered!
How Safe Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Furthermore, hormones derived from natural plant sources tend to produce fewer unwanted side effects than synthetic hormones, such as those found in birth control pills and many prescription HRT medicines. During this treatment, patients rarely report negative side effects. If you have any concerns whatsoever, it is always a good idea to contact your health care provider.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
No matter how old you are, you will be asked a series of health questions at your initial consultation to ensure that this is the right course of treatment for you. The results of your bloodwork will also allow us to determine whether hormone replacement is needed in your case. We will closely monitor your hormone levels and overall health throughout the treatment to ensure that you stay on the right track.
During the course of this treatment, you can expect to benefit from the use of high-quality bioidentical hormones that have been properly formulated by a trained hormone specialist. You are not required to stop taking hormone therapy just because you’ve reached a certain age, although you should inform your hormone specialist of any changes to your health.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You might not even realize how much your hormones affect your life, but every area of your life can improve once you seek treatment and balance your hormones. Visit us at Optimal Health and Wellness in Pasadena, CA today and schedule your initial consultation. We can help you feel better!