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What Is BHRT and Why Is It Important?


What Is BHRT and Why Is It Important?

Everybody deserves to look and feel their best. But as we age, we tend to feel our wellness levels decrease. A surprising reason behind this decline is hormonal imbalance, which is a natural part of the aging process.

Good thing that there’s a way to safely stabilize your hormone levels. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, is a safe and easy way to mitigate the effects of aging and the hormonal imbalance that comes with it.

In this article, we answer the question “What is BHRT?” We’ll also take a closer look at its benefits, implementation, side effects, and more.

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What Is BHRT?

As part of the endocrine system, your hormones play a vital role in regulating various body functions. From growth and metabolism to mood and reproduction, hormones are the chemical signals that trigger changes in your body.

When the levels of these chemicals become unbalanced, it can result in various symptoms, including:

  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Sleep problems
  • Memory issues
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased bone density and lean muscle mass

BHRT serves as a reliable way to address health conditions related to aging. BHRT works to maintain optimal hormone levels, which promotes overall wellness and health.

The hormones used in BHRT are lab-produced and are recognized by your body in the same chemical composition as your own hormones. They are commonly used to treat perimenopause and menopause symptoms as well as testosterone deficiency syndrome.

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How BHRT Works

What makes BHRT a breakthrough treatment is that it is chemically and molecularly identical to your natural hormones—making it an effective and reliable solution trusted by health experts.

BHRT is a safer alternative to traditional hormone therapy, which uses synthetic chemicals that are known to contribute to an increased risk of blood clots, heart disease, strokes, and breast cancer. In contrast, BHRT mimics natural hormones so well that the body cannot tell the difference, resulting in fewer side effects.

For an even more targeted treatment approach, hormones can be custom-compounded in a lab for them to suit your specific needs. The FDA has approved some forms of bioidentical hormones, but with certain limitations. It’s best to consult an expert before undergoing this treatment. Once you have a treatment plan in place, stick with the treatment plan that was created for you with the advice of your doctor.

Key Benefits of BHRT

Here are some of the many advantages that come with this treatment:

1. Improves Memory and Mental Clarity

A loss of hormones is a common cause for various mental health issues. From anxiety and depression to irritability and memory loss, replenishing your body with the necessary levels of hormones may improve mental health significantly.

2. Contributes to Better Sleep

Research shows that sleep and hormones are interlinked. On one hand, these chemical messengers signal when your body should rest and recover. Sleep disorders can lead to hormonal imbalances, and vice versa. The best way to keep both systems in check is by making sure that your hormone levels are balanced.

3. Enhances Skin, Nails, and Hair

Some studies have shown that BHRT is capable of promoting collagen production. A boost in collagen helps reduce wrinkles and enhances your skin’s overall condition. Because BHRT can improve the body’s production of proteins, it also reportedly helps restore the health of nails and hair by promoting blood flow to the scalp and nail tissue.

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Common Side Effects of BHRT

When it comes to BHRT, side effects may manifest within the first few weeks after treatment. This is a result of the body adjusting to the higher levels of hormones that have just been introduced to your system.

The most common side effects include:

    • Acne (or other skin changes)
    • Increased facial hair
    • Weight gain
    • Bloating
    • Spotting
    • Cramps
    • Tiredness
    • Breast tenderness
    • Blurred vision
    • Headaches
    • Irritability
    • Redness or itchiness (if BHRT is administered via injection)

However, these side effects are usually temporary. Once the body reaches ideal hormone levels, you can expect the side effects to subside. In the rare case that symptoms persist, your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dosage.

How Is BHRT Administered?

There are various treatment methods for patients who opt for BHRT, such as the following:

Some of these must be administered in a clinic, while others can be taken at home. The actual treatment method and dosage would depend on your hormone levels, lifestyle, and overall health.

BHRT by the Experts at APT Medical Aesthetics

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is just one of our arsenal of tools to help you combat aging. However, the effectiveness of BHRT depends heavily on the expertise of your treatment provider.

Rest assured that you are in safe hands when you opt for BHRT at APT Medical Aesthetics. Our team has decades of experience in making patients look and feel their absolute best.

Contact us today to book a consultation with our physicians.


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