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What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is typically used as people age and hormone levels drop, particularly for women who are in perimenopause or menopause. It’s used to increase the levels of the hormones that have dropped and improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms. Some common symptoms of low or unbalanced hormones include:

  • Hot flashes

  • Loss of energy or fatigue

  • Loss of interest in sex or painful intercourse

  • Mood changes

  • Memory loss or confusion

  • Night sweats

  • Problems sleeping

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Weight gain

Traditional vs. Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical hormones are manmade hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment.

The hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy are made from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic hormones.

Benefits of BHRT

Patients who receive customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy commonly report an improved quality of life. Some of the benefits BHRT can provide include:

  • Stronger sex drive

  • Better mental clarity

  • Decreased symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • Increased sense of wellbeing

  • Improved ability to lose fat and build muscle

  • Thicker hair growth

  • Healthier skin

  • Reduced bloating

  • More energy during the day

  • Ability to sleep more soundly at night

  • Fewer hot flashes and night sweats

In addition, hormone replacement therapy may also reduce your risk for diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts. There’s also some evidence that it can help improve skin thickness, hydration, and elasticity, and even reduce wrinkles.

For those with cancer who have undergone treatments that affect their estrogen levels, BHRT has been shown to be effective in improving their general well-being and quality of life. In one study, people with cancer who underwent BHRT found relief from treatment-related symptoms such as migraines, incontinence, low libido, and insomnia. The study also found their recurrence rate of breast cancer was no higher than average.

BHRT may also be used to treat conditions such as:

  • insulin resistance

  • adrenal and thyroid disorders

  • osteoporosis

  • fibromyalgia

Are you ready to start living a more balanced and happier life? Call us TODAY to find out more about BHRT!

Prosper Direct Health

5402 Morganside Ave., Suite B

Sioux City, IA

Call 712-218-3743


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