Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that uses bioidentical hormones instead of synthetic hormones to restore hormone balance. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones modified to have the same structure and function as the hormones made in your body. They are usually in the form of a small pellet and place in the fatty tissue of the buttocks. Women typically need them replaced every 3-4 months and men every 5-6 months.
Dr. Bailey has the ability to personalize your BHRT treatment, compounding your hormone therapy to match your specific hormonal needs.
Dr. Bailey determines if BHRT is right for you after evaluating your hormones. A decrease in sex hormone production — testosterone and estrogen — is a normal part of the natural aging process.
However, a decline in these hormones causes many symptoms people brush off as a normal part of getting older, including:
If you experience these symptoms, you need a hormone evaluation at Elite Health Center.
Dr. Bailey reviews your symptoms and medical history and runs lab work to check your hormone levels.
Dr. Bailey uses the information he gathers during your hormone evaluation to determine if you need BHRT. If your sex hormone levels are below normal, Dr. Bailey creates your personalized BHRT plan to raise those levels.
When you can expect to feel better from your BHRT varies. Some people notice improvements in their symptoms within a week to a few weeks, but it can take up to a month to feel the full effects.
Once your BHRT starts working, you’ll experience a boost in energy, mood, and libido. BHRT also eases symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats and could help you lose weight.
Dr. Bailey schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and hormone levels and adjust your plan.
Don’t dismiss your fatigue and low libido as a normal part of aging. Call Elite Health Center today or schedule your BHRT evaluation online.