Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms?
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory loss
- Trouble losing weight
- Mood changes
- Panic attacks
- Decreased libido or sexual dysfunction
If you answered “YES” to any of the symptoms above, you may be a candidate for Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT.
What is BHRT?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) seeks to restore hormonal balance. Treatment typically involves supplementing one or more of the following hormones: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, thyroid, or cortisol.
BHRT involves individualized supplementation with hormones that are identical to the ones normally produced by a human body. These hormones are derived from plant sources and synthesized to create hormones that molecularly mirror what a human naturally makes.
Hormones fluctuate in various stages in a person’s life. Progesterone levels have been shown to be deficient in 50% of women by age 35. Most men’s testosterone levels begin to drop as early as their 30s. If left uncorrected, hormonal imbalances can lead to problems such as-
♦increased risk for cardiovascular disease
♦decreased sex drive
High-stress lifestyles contribute to cortisol imbalance, regardless of age or sex. Such adrenal dysfunction interferes with the action of most other hormones and contributes to weight gain, fatigue, and other ill effects.
Will BHRT Help Me?
James Snody, R.Ph. of Prospect Apothecary can help you compare conventional and bio-identical hormone replacement therapies and provide an action plan for pursuing your own personalized bio-identical hormone regimen.
No two people have the same hormonal profile, so BHRT allows medical practitioners and pharmacists to tailor the replacement regimen and elevate a patient’s hormones to her/his normal levels.
Because bio-identical hormones cannot be patented, drug companies have little to offer. But compounding pharmacies like Prospect Apothecary can readily assist in meeting BHRT needs. Working with your physician or other practitioner, compounding pharmacist James Snody will custom-make BHRT components to suit each individual hormonal profile.
BHRT is not recommended for every patient and can carry significant side effects if prescribed and/or taken in an unbalanced manner. These effects can include blood clots, strokes, and certain kinds of cancer, among others. Balance is the key to successful BHRT — balance between hormones, lifestyle, and nutrition. BHRT is not a cure-all. But, when utilized in tandem with good nutrition, regular exercise, and stress reduction, patients have reported that BHRT can significantly contribute to overall good health.
How do I find out if BHRT will help me?
Take advantage of a COMPLEMENTARY CONSULTATION to see if BHRT would be beneficial for you.
Through our experience, we have found that filling out a quick questionnaire has helped us explore whether BHRT would be helpful for you. Click on the image to the right, complete the form, honestly, and bring it into our location. From here we can discuss the benefits of speaking with your doctor about BHRT therapy.