What Is BHRT and How Is It Beneficial?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2019
When the hormones of the body are out of balance, it can have a big impact on one’s overall health and well-being. In many cases, men and women experience a fluctuation of hormonal changes during the later years of their life. These imbalances can have a variety of symptoms that can greatly affect one’s overall quality of life. Men and women who are faced with hormonal imbalances and visit with the team at Elborno Center in Willowbrook, IL may want to ask their doctor about BHRT, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What is BHRT?
Hormone replacement therapies have been available for many years to help aging patients maintain the proper balance of hormones in their body for the best functionality. BHRT, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, has garnered a lot of attention recently as being a more natural solution to hormonal imbalances. It has become one of the most recommended solutions for patients because of its ability to improve overall quality of life and safely bring hormones back into balance. Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are manmade, but are chemically identical to the ones the human body produces. This includes estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When administered in one of many forms, including pills, creams, injections, and patches, it can bring the hormones back into proper balance.
What can BHRT help with?
As patients age, their hormone levels tend to drop, especially for women who are going through the stages of perimenopause or menopause. This drop in hormones can result in moderate to severe symptoms which may include:
- Night sweats
- Sleep issues
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Hot flashes
- Memory loss
- Loss of libido
When these issues arise, it may be a good time to speak to a professional and have hormone levels reevaluated. If tests show a hormonal imbalance, BHRT can help!
Are you interested in learning more about BHRT?
If you live in the area of Willowbrook, IL and are ready to speak to a provider of Elborno Center about BHRT, a consultation appointment is the first step in the right direction! Dr. Ahmed Elborno is readily available for new and existing patients in his practice, located at 6747 Kingery Highway. Call (630) 568-3862 today to schedule your visit!
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