Balance Your Hormones

Hormone Balance

The most common symptoms of hormone imbalance are hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, loss of libido (in men and women), vaginal dryness, mood swings, insomnia, and anxiety.

BHRT Prescription

The goal of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is to relieve hormonal symptoms safely by balancing your hormone levels with the minimal effective dose. Most prescriptions are filled at compounding pharmacies.

Lab Tests

Your lab values are part of your initial diagnosis and a means to monitor your progress and safety throughout your treatment. Your doctor will order comprehensive hormone testing at regular intervals.

Herbal Medication

Herbal medications complement BHRT well, making the minimal effective dose of hormones easier to attain. Many patients have symptom relief with herbal medications alone. Herbal medications are dispensed in-office.

Bioidentical vs. Synthetic

Bioidentical hormones such as compounded estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone are biochemically similar to hormones made by your body. They are utilized and metabolized as if they were made by your body. Synthetic hormones such as conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin®), medroxyprogesterone (Provera®), and methyltestosterone (AndroGel®) are not biochemically similar to hormones made by your body. Your liver will have to convert these hormones into a bioidentical form before they can be utilized properly. Both bioidentical and synthetic hormones have the same potential risks and side-effects. The main benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy is that your prescriptions can be customized, the hormones are familiar to your body, and a therapeutic effect may be achieved at low doses.