Natural or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in women involves using hormones that are molecularly identical to the hormones that the female body naturally secretes.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has extremely effective results in treating the symptoms of aging and menopause in women.
Since this treatment compound exactly mirrors the hormones made in a patient’s body, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is considered to be the safest, most natural and most effective type of female hormone replacement therapy.
Women have three primary sex hormones, including progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. While all three hormones decline with age, the order and speed of decline are individual and personal. While some women make it through middle age symptom-free, most women experience some degree of perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms. For a growing number of women, changes in sleep, mood and sexual desire can begin impacting their lives as early as their mid-30s. Additionally, mood changes, foggy thinking, vaginal dryness and vasomotor symptoms, also known as “hot flashes,” can become significant stressors. Generally, by the age of 50, most women have experienced some degree of menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms caused by hormonal decline or imbalance.
The change in hormonal balance can contribute to changes in the entire female body and the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause range widely including:
Proper testing for the occurrence of hormonal imbalance in female patients is a critical part of determining whether a patient is an ideal candidate for BHRT. At AgeWell, patients undergo thorough lab evaluations before having their first office consultation with age management doctor Amy Garza. Along with an in-office visit, Dr. Garza can assess the patient’s degree of hormonal imbalance and determine a personalized treatment plan. Often, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, along with supplements and individualized nutrition and exercise recommendations, is the optimal treatment.
When monitored correctly, BHRT is a safe way to address the hormonal imbalances a woman experiences. Many options are available for delivery of hormones, and Dr. Garza enjoys educating her patients about the pros and cons of hormone pills, injections, creams, pellets and more.
BHRT can be safely prescribed by and administered in Dr. Garza’s office, often on the same day as the initial consultation. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can effectively ameliorate hormonal imbalance and menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms.
Dr. Garza may recommend compounded hormone pellets as the delivery system for bioidentical hormones. This highly effective therapy is formulated based upon a woman’s exact hormonal chemistry and is considered to be the top quality hormone delivery system available today. It provides consistent hormone delivery over several months, making this a preferred method for patients and doctors alike!
Should this method of replacement be chosen, Dr. Garza will insert the hormone pellets into the patient’s fatty gluteal tissue. A time-release formulation safely and slowly releases the therapeutic hormones into the body. After the procedure, the body will begin to regain its natural balance of hormones. A more detailed description of the advantages of pellets can be found on our website. Click here to read more about pellet treatment at the AgeWell clinic in Amarillo, Texas.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy enables women experiencing the negative symptoms of perimenopause and menopause to feel more energetic, more sexually vibrant, pain-free and healthier overall. Contact us to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or to make an appointment with anti-aging doctor Amy Garza, MD.