Have you heard about Oprah’s experience with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)? After years of struggling with the symptoms of sub-optimal estrogen levels, from low energy to brain fog, Oprah found almost immediate relief with bio-identical estrogen therapy.
We love Oprah’s story because it’s a perfect example of BHRT at its best, and it raises awareness of this invaluable wellness tool. While many of our patients are interested in BHRT, they may remain confused about the details of treatment, and whether it’s a viable option for them.
To help you better understand your options, here’s a brief Q&A on BHRT:
Do you need to get your hormone levels tested?
Are you always tired, feeling irritable or depleted, having trouble sleeping, gaining weight, suffering from hot flashes, brain fog, low sex drive, and other unpleasant symptoms? It could be a sign that your hormone production is at a sub-optimal level, and you may benefit from hormonal testing.
What is BHRT?
Bio-identical hormones are an exact match to the hormones naturally produced by your body, which may be easier for your body to accept and process, and may consequently decrease side effects. BHRT can help to balance your hormone levels, reducing your symptoms and increasing your quality of life.
BHRT screening is thorough, multi-step process.
During your in-depth consultation, we will review your symptoms and evaluate your physical condition before performing blood work to assess your hormone and vitamin levels. At your follow-up appointment, we will discuss your results and help you determine if BHRT and/or vitamin supplements are a good fit for you.
Follow-ups are essential.
Many patients report an increase in energy and focus within a week of starting therapy, while others may need adjustments to their therapy before they notice results. Your optimal results are our first priority, which is why we require follow-up appointments to closely monitor your progress.