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BHRT for Women

Available at our Belleville Clinic

What is BHRT for Women?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a simple way to balance hormones for women, especially during menopause. It uses natural, plant-based hormones that match the body’s. These include estrogens, progesterone, and others. BHRT is customized for each person’s needs, helping to improve health and comfort.

What are the benefits of BHRT for women?

BHRT for women can help balance hormones, offering relief from various symptoms.
  • Reduces hot flashes and night sweats
  • Alleviates vaginal discomfort (dryness, itching, burning) and painful intercourse
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Increases energy levels
  • Eases overactive bladder and urinary issues
  • Relieves joint pain and protects bones
  • Stabilizes mood, helps with depression and anxiety
  • Lowers risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Reduces irritability and brain fog related to insomnia
  • Enhances memory
  • Offers potential improvements in chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, PTSD, and more

How We Can Help

If you’re a woman noticing any of the symptoms mentioned here or have concerns about them, please contact our Belleville office today to schedule an appointment with our provider.  We look forward to starting the conversation to see if BHRT is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hormone disorders are medical conditions that result from hormone imbalances. This includes either when there are too many or too little of one or more hormones. Hormones are important because they control growth, fertility, sexual function, emotions, and the body’s ability to absorb and use nutrients. The most popular hormones include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

Hormone disorder symptoms often vary based on the severity and nature of the imbalanced hormones. It is common that symptoms vary based on time of the month, diet, stress level, and other factors. The different number of symptoms and which symptoms may also change. Some symptoms include:

  • Irregular or heavy menstrual periods
  • Weight gain
  • Excessive Hair Growth
  • Fatigue
  • Acne
  • Low Mood, Depression, or Anxiety
  • Indigestion, Constipation, or Diarrhea
  • Hot Flashes or Increased Sweating
  • Infertility
  • Decreased Sex Drive or Sexual Performance
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to relieve symptoms of menopause. In women, it replaces the estrogen one’s body stops producing during menopause. HRT also proves to prevent bone loss and reduce fracture in postmenopausal women. In men, HRT replaces the decreasing levels of testosterone. One’s age, family medical history, personal medical history, and severity of symptoms are all factors to be considered for the right kind of HRT. For best results, HRT should be tailored to each person’s needs and reevaluated every so often.
HRT involves the use of manufactured hormones from synthetic sources, while Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) involves the use of hormones derived from natural sources, like plants. The term “bioidentical” means the hormones in the product are chemically identical to those the body produces. They are still lab made hormones, but they are designed to mirror the naturally occurring ones that are inside the body perfectly. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the most commonly used bioidentical hormones.

Discuss with your doctor the best way of administering hormones. Before administering any hormones, your hormone levels will be tested through blood or saliva. There are multiple different forms of hormone therapy, with some forms better fit than others:

  • Tablets
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Nasal Spray
  • Injections
  • Skin Patches
  • Vaginal Creams or Tablets