Reviewed by Dr. Sarah Stone, ND and Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, MPH

In our previous blog, we covered common symptoms of menopause and traditional treatment options such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). However, HRT may not be suitable for everyone due to potential health risks associated with synthetic hormones.

In this blog, we will dive deeper into bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) as an alternative option for managing menopause.

What is BHRT?

BHRT is a groundbreaking approach to easing the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Unlike HRT, which uses synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are identical on a molecular level to the ones your body produces naturally. This can result in a smoother transition and alleviation of symptoms with fewer side effects.

The Benefits of BHRT

Alleviate Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

One of the most common and uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause is hot flashes, which are often accompanied by night sweats. 

BHRT helps stabilize your hormone levels, reducing the frequency and intensity of these episodes.

Improved Sleep Quality

  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Waking up frequently during the night
  • Poor sleep quality affecting your daily life

These sleep disturbances are often a result of hormonal imbalances. BHRT can help restore a more natural sleep pattern, allowing you to enjoy restful nights again.

Weight Management

Many women experience unexpected weight gain during perimenopause, especially around the abdomen. BHRT can help balance your hormones, making it easier to manage weight and maintain a healthier body composition.

Improved Sexual Wellness

The decline in estrogen production during perimenopause can lead to vaginal dryness, discomfort during intercourse, and reduced libido. BHRT can help restore hormonal balance, improving sexual wellness and intimacy.

Alleviate Mood Changes

Fluctuating hormone levels during menopause can cause mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and even depression. BHRT can help stabilize these hormones, improving mood and overall emotional well-being.

Increased Bone Strength

The decline in estrogen during menopause can put women at greater risk for osteoporosis. BHRT can help maintain bone health by replenishing estrogen levels and promoting bone growth.

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Estrogen plays a vital role in maintaining cardiovascular health. BHRT can help reduce the risk of heart disease by replenishing estrogen levels and improving overall hormone balance.

Is BHRT Right for You?

While BHRT offers many potential benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. It’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if it is the right option for you.

At Pure Body Health, we take a personalized approach to BHRT, tailoring treatment plans to each individual’s unique needs and goals. 

Our ultimate goal is to balance and improve your hormones, quality of life, and lifestyle, and we do this by treating your whole body.

How BHRT Works

  1. Consultation and testing: Your healthcare provider will conduct a thorough assessment, including medical history and lab testing and diagnostics to determine your current hormone levels.
  2. Personalized treatment plan: Based on your unique needs, a customized BHRT regimen is created to address your specific symptoms and hormone imbalances.
  3. Administration methods: Custom formulations are available in the form of injections, lozenges/troches, creams and vaginal applications.
  4. Ongoing monitoring: Your treatment plan is closely monitored and adjusted as needed to ensure optimal results.

A Renewed Sense of Well-Being

By addressing the root cause of your perimenopause symptoms, BHRT can significantly improve your quality of life. Imagine waking up energized, enjoying a full day without the discomfort of hot flashes, and ending your day with a peaceful night’s sleep. That’s the potential BHRT offers.

Making the Decision for BHRT

If you’re experiencing the tell-tale signs of perimenopause and are seeking relief, BHRT might be the right choice for you. Our experienced naturopathic doctors, Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, MPH, and Dr. Sarah Stone, ND, can help guide you through the process and provide personalized care to support your health and well-being during this new phase of life.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.  If you are searching for ‘bioidentical hormone replacement therapy near me,’ we can help. Call (480) 427-0442 to book an appointment or complete the online inquiry form.

In our next blog in the series, we will explore shockwave therapy for vaginal rejuvenation.  Stay tuned!

FAQs About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Are bioidentical hormones safe for long-term use?

Yes, bioidentical hormones are generally considered safe for long-term use. However, as with any medical treatment, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider and closely monitor your hormone levels.

Will BHRT help with weight loss?

While BHRT can help improve overall hormone balance, it is not specifically designed for weight loss. However, by addressing hormonal imbalances that may be contributing to weight gain, BHRT can potentially aid in maintaining a healthy weight.

Can BHRT help with mood swings and depression?

Yes, BHRT can help stabilize fluctuating hormones that may contribute to mood swings and feelings of depression. However, it’s essential to address any underlying mental health concerns with a professional therapist or counselor.

Why are bioidentical hormones better than synthetic?

Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones naturally produced by your body, making them a more natural and well-tolerated option. Synthetic hormones, on the other hand, have slight structural differences that may cause adverse side effects.

Do bioidentical hormones have side effects?

As with any medical treatment, there is always a potential for side effects. However, bioidentical hormones are generally well-tolerated and have minimal side effects compared to synthetic hormones.