BHRT: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a hormone balancing and anti-aging treatment that uses natural, bioidentical hormones to correct hormonal imbalances and deficiencies in men and women. These hormones are safe and effective and come from natural plant sources, which prevents them from causing negative health-related side effects like synthetic hormones.
This treatment process balances hormones, and the body responds well to the bioidentical hormones since they are identical to the hormones the body makes naturally. If you’re living with any degree of a hormonal deficiency, this treatment will correct it, alleviate all of your negative symptoms, and improve your health and the quality of your daily life.
BHRT for Women
BHRT for women provides us with an effective way to balance hormones during menopause and other life stages. Different factors can lead to hormonal imbalances in women even before entering menopause. Women who have undergone multiple pregnancies can experience hormone imbalances, as can women who have illnesses, suffer from medical conditions, or are affected by certain lifestyle factors.
The most common reason women experience hormone imbalances is due to menopause, but the good news is there is a solution. Some of the symptoms indicative of a hormone imbalance that most commonly affect women include:
- Weight gain
- Poor bone density
- Decreased sex drive
- Poor quality sleep
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Emotional instability
- Memory loss
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Heart palpitations
The Importance of Balanced Female Hormones
Most women only think about their hormones in relation to their monthly cycle, but hormones play a larger role than just fertility. They control the sex drive, stimulate important processes in the brain and the immune system, help balance energy levels, ward off depression, calm anxiety, and help burn fat. They also help the body resist allergic reactions and infections, alleviate pain and help maintain a regulated heartbeat.
Women lose hormones as they age and as a result of lifestyle or hormonal changes. We can use BHRT for women to treat the cause of your symptoms and restore your hormone levels to what would be considered optimal. Bioidentical hormones will help increase your energy levels, improve your sex drive, improve your sexual health, and help promote increased energy levels, healthy weight loss, and improve skin elasticity.
Treating Hormonal Imbalances With Pellet Therapy
At Renew Health & Wellness, we are proud to offer pellet therapy to help treat hormonal imbalances in both men and women. This form of BHRT uses bioidentical hormones in a pellet form to supplement what the body needs to achieve balance. Pellets are dosed for your needs and are smaller than a grain of rice.
They contain all the hormones your body needs, and they deliver a continuous dose of hormones as your body needs them. You won’t have to do any work or hormone monitoring on your own; our experts will do it for you. All you have to do is schedule the first treatment, and we’ll take it from there.
How Hormone Pellet Therapy Works
If you feel like your hormones are imbalanced, our experts can help. To begin the treatment process, we’ll schedule a consultation at our office, during which you’ll meet with one of our experts to discuss your symptoms and learn more about the pellet therapy treatment process. If we determine that this treatment is a good fit for you, we can begin the treatment process.
Step One: The Blood Panel
Before ordering a pellet implant, we must learn more about your hormone levels. Blood levels indicate hormone levels, so before beginning the treatment process, we’ll draw your blood and perform the necessary lab work to get the details we need.
Step Two: Hormone Balancing
Hormone balancing begins with the pellet insertion appointment. When you arrive at our office, one of our providers will numb an area on the back of your hip and then make a tiny incision into the subcutaneous tissue to insert the pellet. Then, our nurse practitioner will apply a steri-strip and a gauze bandage over the incision, and you’ll be free to go about your day.
Step Two: Hormone Monitoring
Once we insert your first pellet, we won’t just send you out on your own. Instead, we’ll perform hormone monitoring to ensure that your prescribed dosage gives you the hormones you need to feel your best. We’ll perform additional blood panels regularly to test your hormone levels and make changes as needed to ensure that you get the exact dosage your body needs.
If you have questions during this process, you can contact our office, and our experts will answer those questions. We will walk through every stage of your hormone pellet therapy journey with you so that you have the guidance and support you need from the initial consultation to each of your follow-up treatments.
Once you begin the BHRT treatment process, you may notice an improvement in your symptoms, energy levels, and overall health and wellness within the first few weeks. For some patients, it takes two full treatment cycles to notice the best results. Regardless, know that your body will respond to the treatment and use the bioidentical hormones to achieve and maintain balance.
Balance Your Hormones and Improve Your Life
At Renew Health & Wellness in Fredericksburg, VA, Richmond, VA, and Greenville, SC, we’re experts in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and want to help you live your best life, regardless of your age, life stage, or hormonal deficiency. Our experts are ready to meet with you and create an individualized hormone pellet therapy treatment plan with the right dose of bioidentical hormones so that you can live a balanced life and thrive in each life stage.