Hormones are essential for good health and are vital in maintaining physical and mental well-being. However, when hormone levels become imbalanced due to aging or lifestyle changes such as stress, men and women may experience various uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can address these issues by using hormones that mimic those produced naturally by the body.
At San Antonio Prime Wellness in San Antonio, TX, we provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women. Read on to learn why men and women might need BHRT—and how it can help balance their hormones.
What is BHRT?
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is an increasingly popular treatment option for men and women seeking to improve their health and well-being. BHRT, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, is a newer form of HRT that specifically uses hormones identical in structure to the natural hormones produced by the human body. These hormones come from plants, not animals, and closely resemble human hormones, which makes them suitable replacements. The exact state and dosage of these hormones depend on each individual’s needs as determined by their doctor.
What Can Call For BHRT for Women?
Women may experience a drop in hormone production due to various reasons, such as menopause or childbirth. This drop in hormone production can cause various unpleasant symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, depression, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, and more. BHRT can help alleviate some of these symptoms by replacing the hormones that have been lost due to age or other factors. It can also help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease by preventing bone loss and improving cholesterol levels.
What Can Call For BHRT for Men?
Men may also experience a decline in hormone production as they age. Low testosterone levels—”low T”—can lead to weight gain, depression, low libido, muscle loss, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, poor sleep quality, cognitive impairment, anxiety, and more. BHRT can replenish testosterone levels in men suffering from low T so they can enjoy improved energy levels, better sleep quality, and improved overall health and well-being.
Benefits of BHRT for Men
BHRT has numerous potential benefits for both men and women. It may benefit some men suffering from low testosterone levels due to aging or other conditions such as prostate or testicular cancer treatments. Men can benefit from BHRT in several ways, including:
- Improved moods
- Increased energy levels
- Improved libido and sexual function
- Improved mental clarity
- Enhanced sleep quality and an overall feeling of youthfulness
Additionally, BHRT can help to reduce symptoms associated with mid-life hormone changes, such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and depression.
Benefits of BHRT for Women
The list of potential benefits from BHRT is even more extensive for women. Women may find relief from:
- Hot flashes/night sweats
- Reduced incidences of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- General menstrual issues, such as heavy bleeding or irregular menstrual cycles
Additionally, women using BHRT may enjoy better skin tone and texture, improved moods/emotional stability, and increased energy levels. Many women report a decreased risk of osteoporosis due to regular use of BHRT and improvements in libido and sexual function.
What Are the Greatest Benefits of All?
One of the most significant advantages of BHRT is its customization potential; it can be tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs. Because every person’s body chemistry is unique, no two treatments are identical. Considering age and gender along with lifestyle habits such as diet, exercise routine, or stress levels allows us to create a personalized plan for each patient that will yield maximum results with minimal side effects.
Another advantage of choosing BHRT over traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy is that it eliminates synthetic hormones linked to certain health risks, such as breast cancer or stroke risk in some cases. Bioidentical hormones are identical in structure to those naturally occurring in the human body, so they pose less risk of adverse reactions than synthetic ones (although they should still be used under medical supervision).
Finally, because bioidentical hormones work directly with your body’s systems, they are absorbed more quickly than their synthetic counterpart, meaning you get faster relief from symptoms without waiting around before seeing results.
What Do We Use for BHRT Therapy?
BHRT is a therapy that many use to relieve symptoms associated with aging, such as fatigue and stress. This therapeutic method uses different bioidentical hormones to relieve these symptoms.
Many opt for hormone pellets, also known as BHRT pellets. These pellets are inserted into the body through small incisions on the skin and are then absorbed into the bloodstream. This form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become increasingly popular due to its relative convenience and relatively quick effectiveness compared to other forms.
The process is efficient and straightforward; after prescribing and receiving the necessary pellet, all left is to come into our office for a quick implantation procedure. We invite you to experience firsthand how easy it is to maintain hormonal balance and enjoy the other benefits pellet therapy can provide.
Get the Facts About BHRT Therapy with Us in San Antonio, TX
At San Antonio Prime Wellness in San Antonio, TX, our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help restore balance to your hormones and free you from the frustrations and conditions associated with hormones that are out of balance. We use BHRT to identify imbalances and develop tailored, individualized treatments for each patient’s needs.
We have seen incredible results in those who have come to us to explore BHRT treatment options and would love to talk to you about what BHRT can do for your health and wellness. Reach out today to learn more, get personalized information, and schedule a consultation.