Bio Identical Hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as natural hormone therapy, is a term referring to the use of hormones that are identical, on a molecular level, with endogenous hormones in the human body.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy is a better alternative to synthetic hormones.
Our overall physical and mental health can be controlled by hormones. As our hormone levels decline, so does our health. We lose energy, vitality, health and longevity. With Bio-Identical Hormones, we are able to mimic what your own body naturally produces. Many of our patients are typical, middle-aged, healthy men and women who are beginning to experience gradually increasing symptoms that decrease their sense of well-being.
Hormone imbalance is very common for both women and men of varying ages. This imbalance can occur throughout a person’s life when hormone levels tend to fluctuate such as: puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and andropause. The key to restoring these levels is by first properly diagnosing the imbalances that are present and then introducing all natural Bioidentical Hormones to replenish and balance the body.
Men go through andropause when their testosterone level drops just like women going through menopause. Low testosterone can be replaced with testosterone treatment in form of injection, cream or HCG shots.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Most Bio identical Hormones are natural (plant based made of Yam and Soy). They have the same chemical structure as the ones made in your body therefore, they are very safe and effective when properly prescribed and have many benefits for your overall health. Many common health and emotional symptoms can be directly related to hormonal imbalance. Once bioidentical hormones are introduced into the body many symptoms generally ease away and patients begin to feel a sense of herself or himself once again.
Why not synthetic hormones given by most doctors? Drug companies can’t patent natural hormones. Synthetic hormones are structured similarly, but not the same as the hormones produced in your body, causing substantially different effects due to the chemical differences. The chemical structure of the bio-identical hormones is EXACTLY like the hormones naturally produced in your body and virtually indistinguishable.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance:
Bio-identical hormone therapy can help alleviate the following symptoms, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you are more likely lacking some of your natural hormones that can be replaced by our Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy program. Symptoms: Anxiety, irritability, Chronic fatigue, night sweats, Hot flashes, Depression, mood swings, decrease memory, low energy, thinning of hair/eyebrows, irregular menstrual cycle, Fibromyalgia, constipation, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), Lack of concentration, insomnia, Joint pain, muscle weakness, Weight gain, slow metabolism, wrinkled/dry skin, low sex drive, difficulty to reach orgasm, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse and erectile dysfunction.
How to start: A complete blood hormone panel will be ordered through Quest Diagnostic. After your complete consultation with Dr. Motamedy, she will review your lab results with you and based on your symptoms and your hormone levels she determines and create a program that is tailored to you and what your body needs.
Each and every patient is unique, therefore; it is difficult to determine how long it will take to notice results in each patient. Some patients notice results very quickly within a week while others may need additional time and monitoring before experiencing remarkable results.
There are several ways of administering bio-identical hormones, including injections, pellets, creams, troches and capsules. We work with our patients to determine the best solution for their needs and lifestyle. Hormones most commonly prescribed are: Natural Estrogen, natural progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, Thyroid hormones and Melatonin. Most of these medications are made by a compounding pharmacy.
For more information about our bio-identical hormone therapy program call us or send us a message using the form on our contact page. You can describe your symptoms, and someone will get back to you with the recommended blood test and treatment plan.