As we age, hormone levels such as estrogen, testosterone and progesterone decline. This causes significant changes in the body, including low energy, weight gain, difficulty sleeping, and loss of libido. Some women have memory issues and depression. BHRT helps alleviate these symptoms and is felt to decrease the risk of many diseases associated with aging, including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and senility.
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Vaginal Dryness
- Loss of Interest in Sex
- Pain During Sex
- Problems Sleeping
- Loss of Energy
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Weight Gain
- Foggy Thinking
- Mood Changes
- Memory Loss
Effects of BHRT
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy will not totally reverse aging. The goal of natural hormone therapy is to maintain sound levels of hormones to alleviate symptoms and reduce the risks of acquiring many of the diseases associated with aging. The benefits of BHRT include increased energy, enhanced focus, mood and memory, weight loss, improved sleeping and rejuvenated libido, vaginal lubrication, as well as a decrease in urinary leakage. Night sweats and hot flashes are eliminated in most cases.
Dr. Burkenstock has undergone extensive training in diagnosing, treating, monitoring and adjusting hormone levels for both men and women. Hormone levels are tested and adjusted according to a client’s individual needs.
Effects include increased energy, weight loss, improved sleeping, enhanced libido, and vitality.
Safety of Bioidentical Hormone Cream versus Synthetic Hormone Prescriptions
Many of the commonly prescribed synthetic hormones introduce foreign substances that may produce toxic by-products, animal estrone and progestin which may prove to promote disease and cancers.
BHRT (natural hormones) are thought to be safer and free many of the risks associated with older synthetic hormones, although studies and further research is needed. Bioidentical hormones may be safer and more effective because they are biologically identical to the molecular structure of the hormones naturally found in your body. More studies on compounded bioidentical hormones are forthcoming.
Types of Bioidentical Hormones
Below is a partial list of hormones typically tested and reviewed for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women.
- Estrone, Estradiol, and Estriol estrogens
- Testosterone total and free