Bio-Identical Hormone therapy (BHRT)
If you are experiencing weight gain, fatigue, hair loss or thinning, low libido (sex drive), depression, changes in mood or going through perimenopause, menopause, andropause bio-identical hormone therapy maybe the solution for you. Bio-Identical hormone therapy (BHRT) is an effective and safe therapy to use when botanical and lifestyle modifications haven’t gotten you to your goals. Through compounding pharmacies we are able to customize the right dose, with hormones that are the same as what your body produces without added ingredients. BHRT can be helpful for both men and women to get more energy, better sleep, concentration, improve libido, metabolism, and much more.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
HRT is a medical treatment that supplements hormones the body no longer produces in sufficient quantities. It’s commonly used to relieve symptoms of menopause in women, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal discomfort. In men, HRT primarily addresses testosterone deficiency, which can lead to fatigue, decreased libido, and loss of muscle mass. Whether you are seeking to improve your quality of life or address significant acute symptoms, contact Essence Medical Center for your initial consultation today.
We Specialize in Bioidentical Hormones, Not Synthetic Hormones
There are two main types of hormones used in HRT: bioidentical and synthetic. Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to those the human body naturally produces and are often derived from plant estrogens. Synthetic hormones, on the other hand, are created in labs and have a structure slightly different from human hormones. Research suggests that bioidentical hormones may have fewer side effects compared to synthetic hormones. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that bioidentical hormones might have a reduced risk of certain side effects associated with synthetic hormones, such as blood clots.
Because of the better outcomes of the treatments and the minimized risk of side effects, Essence Medical Center specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT.
Duration of Hormone Replacement Therapy
The length of time one needs to be on HRT varies based on individual needs and medical advice. Some people may see improvements within a few weeks, while others might need longer. Typically, HRT is used for the shortest duration needed to alleviate symptoms. Long-term use of HRT, especially synthetic hormones, has been associated with certain health risks, including an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Regular consultations with healthcare providers are essential to assess the benefits and risks of continuing HRT. We have regular check-ins with our patients, and we always monitor your health throughout the duration of your treatment. If anything starts to go amiss (however unlikely), we will know and act accordingly.
We Help Women and Men
HRT For Women in Chandler, AZ
For women, particularly during menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) not only eases symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings but also addresses vaginal discomfort and dryness, improving sexual health. The therapy’s role in preserving bone density is vital, significantly reducing the risk of fractures associated with osteoporosis. Additionally, HRT can benefit skin health, potentially improving skin elasticity and moisture, which often decline during menopause.
HRT, in Particular Testosterone Therapy, For Men in Chandler
For men, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can significantly improve various aspects of health impacted by testosterone deficiency, a condition often termed as hypogonadism. Beyond improving energy levels, mood, libido, and muscle strength, TRT can also contribute to better mental clarity, increased bone density, and an overall sense of well-being. It can aid in the regulation of body fat distribution, reducing the risk of obesity-related complications. Additionally, TRT has been linked to improvements in cardiovascular health. A study published in the Journal of Endocrinology highlighted the potential of testosterone therapy in reducing the risks of cardiovascular diseases in men with testosterone deficiency. However, it’s crucial to monitor testosterone levels and the therapy’s effects regularly, as inappropriate use can lead to adverse side effects.
Different Forms of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pellet therapy involves inserting small pellets under the skin, which slowly release hormones over several months. This method provides a steady hormone level, which can lead to more consistent symptom relief. A study in the ‘International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding’ found that pellet HRT could offer more stable hormone levels compared to other forms.
HRT Shots in Chandler, AZ
Hormone shots, typically testosterone injections for men, are administered at regular intervals. This method can cause fluctuations in hormone levels, with higher levels following the injection and lower levels before the next shot.
Prescription Pills For Hormone Therapy
Oral HRT is common, especially for women. However, oral hormones must pass through the liver, potentially leading to side effects and a risk of blood clots or liver problems. It’s often necessary to monitor liver function during oral HRT.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Creams
Transdermal creams allow hormones to be absorbed directly through the skin. This method bypasses the liver, potentially reducing some risks associated with oral hormones. Creams need to be applied daily, and care must be taken to avoid transferring the hormone to others through skin contact.
Testosterone Patches and Other HRT Patch Treatments
Transdermal patches are applied to the skin and release hormones steadily over several days. Like creams, patches avoid the first-pass effect through the liver. They can be more convenient than creams due to less frequent application.
Contact Essence Medical Center For Hormone Replacement Therapy in Chandler
Hormone Replacement Therapy offers significant benefits for men and women dealing with hormone imbalances. Whether choosing bioidentical or synthetic hormones, understanding the different delivery methods and their implications is crucial. Consulting with healthcare professionals to determine the most suitable form and duration of HRT is vital for achieving the desired outcomes while minimizing risks. As research continues to evolve, HRT remains a pivotal treatment option for enhancing the quality of life for those experiencing hormonal deficiencies.