Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Hormones are very complex. They not only need to be in the correct amounts in your body but they also need to be in balance with each other. When hormones are not in balance they can lead to a huge number of symptoms.
These can include any of the following:
- Hot Flashes
- Pre-menstral syndrome
- Irregular periods
- Hair loss or Excessive Hair Growth
- Loss of muscle
- Infertility Insomnia
- As well as a multitude of other symptoms
Back in the day hormone replacement therapy (HRT) used to be a one size fits all affair. You would be prescribed the same therapy as the next person. It was particularly this way for women. This lead to studies being published that linked HRT to a number of different health problems. It is for this reason that this type of hormone replacement therapy is no longer performed in this manner.
This is why Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) was developed.
When you consult Arkansas Physical Health and Rehab you will be asked about the problems that you are having. We will take the time to really understand your concerns and address them. Blood tests will be performed. These are designed to determine the exact deficiencies, excesses and imbalances in your hormones. This, along with other tests, will tell the exact amount of different hormones that are required in your individual case.
Common blood tests to help evaluate hormone imbalance include:
- Estrone (E1)
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estriol (E3)
You may believe that Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) is only for women, but this is not the case. Men can also benefit from BHRT as well. When there is an imbalance in testosterone relative to other hormones this can cause problems with men's:
- Muscle Mass
There are other reasons why our BHRT is superior to that provided by other doctors. You are monitored frequently so that your hormone balance can be adjusted precisely for your particular case. We also counsel you on diet and lifestyle concerns that can affect your hormone balance.
Make an appointment today to talk to about your hormone concerns today.