Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is used to treat men and women experiencing a drop or imbalance in their hormone levels. The hormones are derived from natural plant sources that are chemically identical to those produced by your body.
BHRT is most frequently used to help with symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. It may also be recommended to treat conditions such as:
Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the most common hormones replicated and used in BHRT.
Hormones play a critical role in all aspects of your health. For example, drops in normal hormone levels can affect your skin’s thickness, hydration, and levels of elasticity. These issues all contribute to the development of lines and wrinkles.
In the past, the effects of reduced or imbalanced hormone levels were considered part of the natural aging process and something you must learn to accept or resolve with surgery. That’s no longer necessary with BHRT.
Other age-related issues that often respond well to BHRT include:
- Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and painful sex associated with menopause
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Changes in libido or sexual interest
Don’t underestimate the role that hormones play in your aging process and what rebalancing your levels can do to free you from those effects.
If you’re wondering about how your hormones are affecting you, call Simply Bliss Med Spa for an appointment or book your evaluation online.