Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy - BHRT Therapy
Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
Aging takes a toll on the body and – believe it or not – a decline in optimal health can occur at any age. Weight gain, hair loss, fatigue and low libido are just a few examples of the common symptoms of aging that should not be brushed off as a simple “fact of life.” The skilled physicians within the BodyLogicMD national network offer a 360° preventive approach to optimal health through personalized fitness programs, tailor-made nutrition plans and natural bioidentical hormones. Our innovative and comprehensive solutions will allow you to experience renewed energy, restore youthfulness, and live a longer, full-quality life - just as nature intended.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for You?
The aging process affects us all in different ways. Over the course of a lifetime, we are exposed to a multitude of environmental and dietary toxins which take their toll on our bodies. Along with the normal aging process, these toxins contribute to a natural decline of hormones. The responses to these declines vary from person to person. Genetics and lifestyle choices such as personal habits, dietary intake and physical activity all have a role to play in your exposure and how well your body functions as you experience the aging process. Uncomfortable symptoms and notable changes in the body around this process can be linked to menopause and perimenopause in women, and andropause in men.
An Integrated Approach to Natural BHRT Therapy
All of these factors can contribute to conditions and diseases that can occur at any stage in life, resulting from an imbalance of hormones:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Thyroid disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sexual dysfunction
As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:
- Weight gain
- Limited energy
- Hair loss
- Low sex drive
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Female: What are bioidentical hormones? Are they a better choice?
Valerie: 1, 2, 3.
Female: Valerie Stern says she's never felt better; active, focused, she's even found renewed energy for personal goals, like writing a children's book.
Valerie: It's a difference of night and day. It really is.
Female: A year ago, it was a different story. Valerie suffered from severe menopausal symptoms. She was losing sleep, even losing her hair. She had migraines and couldn't concentrate.
Valerie: Hot flashes; some of us strong women call them power surges. You just can't sleep; you feel like there's a furnace inside and it's just sending heat outwards. It's miserable. I used to get up at 2:00 in the morning and take ice-cold showers.
Dr. Rubin: Progesterone, that's a made a difference, since you've been on that.
Female: When medications from her traditional doctors didn't help, Valerie chose to go to Dr. Robert Rubin, an integrated physician who specializes in bioidentical hormone therapy. Dr. Reuben prescribed a customized regiment to meet her needs.
Dr. Rubin: Every patient is different. They metabolize the hormones at different rates, so you have to be able to adjust.
Valerie: The hot flashes went away; I haven't had another one since. I'm able to concentrate, and I have all kinds of energy. It's mind- blowing.
Female: Bioidentical hormones are made from ingredients derived from plants, and are an exact chemical match to the hormones in the body. Some physicians believe they're more safely broken down and metabolized by the body than synthetic hormones. They say they work.
Dr. Landa: I've had so many women tell me, through menopause, they feel depressed. They feel like they've lost their joy, and they know this isn't them. When I put them on a combination of estradilol and progesterone, very frequently, I see a return to their former joy and a return to sleep.
Female: Bioidenticals have become more popular in recent years due in part to the fallout in a large woman's study that was stopped prematurely in 2002, when hormone replacement therapy was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and other health problems. Today, doctors point out the small increased risk was specific to only one combination of drugs in the study; the estrogen, made from mare's urine, called Premarin, and a synthetic progesterone called Provera.
Some traditional doctors have been critical of the use of compounding pharmacies employed by many who specialize in bioidentical hormone therapy. Compounding pharmacies use some of the same ingredients, but because they're mixed to order, they're not FDA-approved or regulated.
Valerie: I know how I feel and how much better I feel./p>
Female: Doctors who use these pharmacies say it's the ability to customize the therapies that makes a difference for their patients.
Dr. Landa: With the compounding pharmacist, I can individualize therapy to any dose I want. I can give each patient a different dose of estrogen with a different dose of progesterone, and yet again, with a different dose of testosterone. I can make a completely customized, individualize, formulation for each patient. That is exactly what I do, and I do it according to their hormone levels.
Female: Valerie believes this choice may not be right for everybody, but for her, she says it's working.
Valerie: It used to be, "Am I ever going to be able to do anything?" and now it's, "What's next? What can I try next?"
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Consult the Experts in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
There is a reason the physicians in the BodyLogicMD franchise are the most sought-after in the industry. Our network of experienced physicians is routinely inundated with the latest technology, cutting-edge research and superior education available. Every bioidentical hormone doctor that joins the BodyLogicMD network completes over 200 hours of advanced training with the American Academy of Anti- Aging and Regenerative Medicine to join and maintain their status within the network. When you become a patient, you receive the dedicated attention of your doctor. Your appointments, consultations and questions about your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are never passed off to a nurse or practitioner – you receive all the attention and information firsthand from your knowledgeable physician for as long as you are a patient.
What are bioidentical hormone therapy services?
- A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
- Testing - saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis
- Natural hormone balancing
- Ongoing evaluations
- Quality compounded pharmacy
- Highest quality supplements
- Fitness programs
- Nutrition planning
- Stress reduction plans
The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctible. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using saliva, urine and/or blood analysis, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs.
Initial consultations with a physician near you range from $395-$595. Get started today by clicking the Contact a Physician button below.