BHRT: The Key to Regaining Energy and Vitality During Menopause

Menopause can bring with it a wide range of symptoms from fatigue to low libido that can make this transition difficult for many women. At San Antonio Prime Wellness, we want everyone to be able to go through menopause while feeling as energetic as ever.

With our BHRT treatments in San Antonio, TX, menopause doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience. We will walk with you through this transition by giving your body the hormones that it needs at every stage. We always prioritize your health and wellness and give you individualized care to ensure that we develop a plan that serves your body.

What Is BHRT?

BHRT, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, is a type of treatment that provides your body with certain hormones to make up for imbalances. BHRT is a unique form of hormone therapy because it utilizes hormones that are derived from plants and then customized for your specific needs. The hormones used in this treatment are chemically identical to those in your body which will not be able to tell the difference.

BHRT can be administered through hormone pills, creams, injections, progesterone and estrogen supplements, and more. However, at our practice, we offer pellet hormonal therapy which can be an easier solution than remembering to take daily hormone pills and can provide you with consistent hormones for months after the pellet is inserted.

BHRT pellet therapy is performed by inserting a tiny pellet containing the needed hormones through a small incision into the fat layer of your hip or buttocks. The incision is so small that it will not need stitches and you can return to your regular activities right after your hormonal therapy.

How Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help With Menopause? 

Raising Energy Levels

During menopause, many women feel fatigued and don’t have as much energy to get through the day as they used to. Estrogen plays a role in healthy mitochondrial function, which is how cells make energy usable for the body. If you have low estrogen levels, this process may be interrupted, making you feel more tired. BHRT can give you what you need to have more energy.

Stabilizing Mood

If you are feeling more anxious, depressed, or irritable during menopause, this is a common and normal effect of the changes in your body. Since estrogen can increase the availability of serotonin and dopamine, and progesterone can change the way stress affects your brain, lower levels can impact the way you feel throughout the day. By restoring proper levels of certain hormones, BHRT for women can help to stabilize your mood and make you feel calm, happy, and less irritable.

Improving Sexual Wellness

Imbalanced levels of testosterone can cause vaginal dryness which can cause sex to become uncomfortable. Menopause can also affect the ability to orgasm and can cause libido to decrease. If you have concerns about your sexual wellness, BHRT for women can help improve your sexual drive as well as increase comfort during sex.

Improving Quality of Sleep

Your sleep-wake cycle and the quality of your sleep are both impacted by the levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body. Progesterone can cause your body to be calm, relaxed, and ready for bed. Estrogen can have an impact on REM sleep which is important for memory, learning, and more. By restoring proper levels, you can increase the quality of your sleep during menopause and even improve your cognitive health during the day.

Improving Bone Health

If you have low levels of certain hormones in your body, it can put you at more risk for bone fractures and osteoporosis. By maintaining healthy levels of hormones in your diet and pairing this with proper diet and exercise, you can increase bone health.

Reducing Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Hormones can play an important role in regulating the temperature of your body. If you are experiencing hot flashes or night sweats as your body goes through menopause, our progesterone and estrogen supplements can help.

How Are BHRT Pellets Inserted?

If you and your doctor determine that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you, you will set up a time to have the pellet inserted. We use a sterile kit to perform a fast and simple operation.

First, an area on your hip or buttock is cleaned and injected with a local anesthetic. Once you are numb, a small incision is made in the skin that is just large enough to insert a trocar. The trocar is a small tube through which the pellet is pushed into the fat layer of your skin.

Once the pellet is inserted, the opening is closed with steri-strips and protected with an adhesive dressing. Then the process, which only takes a few minutes, is completed. We will have follow-up appointments with you to find out how your body is reacting to the treatment, but the pellet can last for three to six months after your hormone therapy.

Where to Receive BHRT Treatments

BHRT treatments should only be performed in a reputable clinic with medical practitioners who care about your health and wellness. At our wellness and hormone therapy clinic, John Ledbetter, D.O., Stephanie Hawk, APRN, FNP-BC, and Tracy Vega, CPC, CPB all believe in treating the whole body and in helping patients live happier and healthier lives. We provide thoughtful services that ensure a personalized experience. If you are interested in our BHRT services at San Antonio Prime Wellness in San Antonio, TX, give us a call or fill out an online form to schedule a consultation.