BHRT uses plant based compounds that are chemically identical to your natural hormones to regenerate your youthful hormone levels. The hormones used are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Replacing these hormones can help reduce hot flashes, treat symptoms of PMS and menopause such as irritability and fatigue, and restore youthful sexual function in both men and women.
Your doctor will listen to your symptoms and recommend blood or saliva testing to determine exactly what your hormone levels are. If you are a match for the treatment, all the hormones can be given as injections or creams, and progesterone can be safely given orally.
Treatment should be maintained on a daily basis in the uses of creams or oral progesterone. If you opt for injections, the treatment should be given every two to four weeks, depending on your needs.
Side effects are few and usually pass with continued use or possibly with dose adjustments. It’s important to report any new or uncomfortable symptoms to your doctor so they can determine what to do. Some common and reversible side effects are breast pain and tenderness, headaches, menstrual spotting, facial hair growth, and headaches.
If you have any problems with your periods, your sex life, or your menopause or andropause symptoms, ask for a consult today to determine if BHRT can help you.