Your body is dependent on hormones. From digestion to energy absorption, sexual function to hair growth, hormones are the chemical messengers that signal every process throughout your body. Too much of one, too little of another, and your entire system is thrown into chaos.
In fact, there are one trillion cells that rely on the precise (and often precarious) balance of hormones in your brain, blood, saliva, muscles, and other organs. Fortunately, the safest way to balance your body’s hormones is through a process called Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There are two basic types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – conventional HRT which uses medications like PremPro, Progestin and Provera to balance your estrogen and progesterone levels, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) which uses custom-compounded hormones from natural sources.
Extracted from plants, such as yams , BHRT is designed to replicate the natural hormones your body produces. Not only does this make them easier to absorb, but your body also does not recognize the difference between them and the hormones your body naturally produces. This results in better results with fewer side effects. Best of all, plant-based BHRT can be customized for each user.
How do I know if I need BHRT?
As you age, your hormone levels naturally change. Anyone who has been through puberty, pregnancy or menopause can relate to the wild fluctuations that seemed to happen during these times. But even when you are not going through these times of your life, your hormones may be causing several symptoms. These may include:
• Depression, anxiety or mood changes
• Memory loss
• Unexplained pain
• Night sweats and hot flashes
• Unexplained weight gain
• Hair loss
• Decreased libido
• Suddenly heavy/ light periods
• Thyroid disorders
You don’t need to be experiencing all of these symptoms to have a hormonal imbalance. Even if you are only experiencing a few, you may be a good candidate for BHRT.
What is the BHRT process?
The first step in identifying the right BHRT combination for you is to get an idea of where your hormones are right now. At Pure Wellness, that begins with a thorough review of your medical history. Dr. DiRenzo will also ask questions about your lifestyle, your symptoms, your medical and family history, and your specific needs.
Blood tests will be taken to determine your current hormone levels. Once these tests are reviewed, Dr. DiRenzo will create a hormone treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. Once you have begun BHRT, you will be periodically monitored throughout the process for changes to your lab results and symptoms.
Stop accepting the “natural aging process” as a reason why your body isn’t functioning the way you want it to. Call Pure Wellness for a free consultation to find out more about BHRT and whether it is right for you.