Hormones are essential to your body. They are how different systems communicate and require a delicate balance in order to function properly. Sometimes, the body does not produce enough of the important hormones, causing a long list of unpleasant symptoms. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, often abbreviated to BHRT, can be the solution.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The hormones most commonly replaced using BHRT are testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. They are man-made using plant hormones that are chemically identical to the ones made by human beings. This therapy is commonly used to help women who are perimenopausal or menopausal.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is different than traditional hormone replacement therapy due to how the replacement hormones are made. Bioidentical hormones are considered to be safer by many because they are more natural. Traditional HRT involves synthetic hormones. In theory, your body will not be able to tell bioidentical hormones from the ones it has made itself.
Key Benefits of BHRT
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has many important benefits that greatly increase the quality of life for people. They include:
- Treating insomnia and better overall sleep quality
- Decrease in dry skin
- Decrease in thinning of the hair
- Increase of sex drive
- Increased cognitive abilities, including memory
- Fewer hot flashes for menopausal women
- Decrease in symptoms of depression and anxiety
Although at first glance it may seem as if BHRT is only beneficial to women, the truth is that it can be just as useful for men. Men who have had this therapy done have experienced many benefits, including:
- Increased sexual performance
- Decrease in body fat
- Increase in muscle mass
- Increased level of energy
- Improvement to overall mood
Candidates for BHRT
On top of women who are perimenopausal or menopausal, there are other groups who can greatly benefit from this form of treatment. Cancer patients who are undergoing treatments that impact their hormones can greatly benefit from BHRT as well. Anyone who could benefit from the things listed below is encouraged to look into this form of treatment.
You can learn more about the exciting benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by getting in touch with the team at The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine in Indianapolis. The first step will be to schedule a consultation where we can discuss your symptoms in detail and determine if this is the right treatment option for you. If so, a detailed treatment plan can be created and you can begin your journey toward improved quality of life! Contact us today to schedule your consultation!