At Pellecome in Randolph, NJ, we know that BHRT is important, so important that we’ve dedicated our entire purpose to providing individuals experiencing hormone imbalance with the tools that they need to experience balance. This therapy helps optimize hormone levels naturally so that men and women alike can experience true vitality and an improved sense of well-being.
What Is BHRT?
BHRT stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It is a treatment designed to help increase hormone levels in men and women whose hormones have dropped due to the aging process or other factors.
This treatment uses bioidentical hormones that come from natural sources like soy products, yams, and even cactus to create bioidentical matches of the hormones that the body produces naturally. Once administered to the body, these hormones begin to integrate seamlessly into the bloodstream for use by the body to restore balance.
The End Goal
The entire goal of this therapy is to restore balance to the body. The hormonal system is delicate. There are so many different hormones that are tied into other hormones, and they affect everything from hormone production, which in turn affects how you feel on a day-to-day basis. One hormone deficiency can cause other hormone deficiencies creating a domino effect that eventually affects your life negatively.
This therapy is intended to resolve those issues and increase the necessary hormones so that your hormones and life are defined by balance, not instability. For some people, living with the symptoms of hormone imbalance becomes normal. They learn to live with those negative symptoms and just deal with them. This unique treatment will give you your life back. You don’t have to suffer through a hormone imbalance. There is a solution, and it is BHRT.
The BHRT Difference
The difference between BHRT and standard HRT is that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses bioidentical hormones during treatment. These hormones are completely safe and provide an effective solution for hormonal imbalances. These hormones are much safer than their synthetic counterparts, leading to negative side effects and diseases.
How Does It Work?
You have all the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, and you finally decided to seek treatment. The first step in the treatment process involves obtaining your hormone levels. This can be done through different diagnostics, including a blood, urine, or saliva test. Once these tests are performed, you will receive a comprehensive panel that shows you exactly where your hormones are.
This is one of the most important steps in the treatment process because it allows us to obtain a clear understanding of your body’s hormone levels to move forward with the treatment process and design an individualized plan that will help restore balance to your body.
The Treatment Process
After confirming that you are a candidate for BHRT, your provider will review the different methods of bioidentical hormone administration. There are many different methods that you can choose to help increase your hormone levels, including patches, creams, oral tablets, lozenges, injections, supplements, and pellet implants. What might work best for one patient may not be the best choice for another.
The benefit of multiple methods is that your provider can pick the right one for your lifestyle and your needs. Once they determine your levels, they can move forward, prescribe you the right amount, and begin treatment.
Throughout your treatment, your provider will schedule follow-up appointments, at which they will perform additional diagnostic testing to determine the state of your hormones. These treatments are important because they allow your provider to make adjustments as needed to ensure that your hormones are exactly where they should be. The goal of this treatment is stability and hormonal balance, which is why intermittent monitoring is important.
The benefit of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is that your provider will be involved with each step of the process. You will be closely monitored to ensure that you feel your best, have decreased symptoms, and function with optimal hormone levels.
How Soon Will I Feel a Difference?
Once you begin treatment, you will notice a change in how you feel and a lessening of your symptoms within two to four weeks. As your body gets used to functioning with increased hormones, your symptoms will continue to decrease, and you will experience all of the benefits of balanced hormones. This typically takes a few months for your body to achieve balance.
How Do Hormone Pellets Work?
At Pellecome, we created a unique method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy: pellet implants. These pellets are smaller in size than a grain of rice. If you choose hormone pellets, your provider will do all the work for you. You won’t have to remember to apply a cream or a patch; you simply have to schedule and attend three to four appointments each year. These appointments are quick and take less than 30 minutes to complete.
The process is completely mindless, but you will get all of the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, minus the work. During treatment, your provider will simply create a nearly invisible incision in your skin, typically in the fatty tissue in the buttocks or hip. Once the pellet is inserted, a suture will be used to close the incision, and it will dissolve over time. Your body will begin absorbing the hormones in these pellets via the bloodstream.
Who Is It Right For?
If you have tried it all but have been unable to balance your hormones on your own, it may be time to seek the help of a professional who can and will take every measure to help restore balance to your life through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Men and women suffering from the symptoms of hormone deficiencies can benefit from the HRT. It will lessen and even eliminate some of those symptoms.
BHRT and Age
Typically, this form of hormone therapy attracts men and women in their 40s or 50s who are experiencing decreased hormone levels. This life stage is called andropause for men and is also referred to as male menopause. For women, this life stage is called menopause. Hormone levels reach their lowest during these stages, yet BHRT can help increase those levels to what would be considered optimal, regardless of age.
You will get the balanced hormones that you experienced in your younger years even though you may be amid menopause or andropause. You will find relief from your symptoms, and you will experience true vitality. Most patients experience increased libido, more energy, better sleep, healthy weight loss, increased muscle mass, and a resolution of their negative symptoms that have stemmed from imbalanced hormones.
Falling Out of the Typical Age Range
While age does play a factor in determining your hormone levels, sometimes conditions out of your control can cause hormonal imbalances. Men and women in their 20s and 30s can suffer from hormone imbalance due to genetics, health conditions, and other lifestyle factors. These individuals are not excluded from treatment simply because they are not in their 40s or 50s.
What matters is your hormone levels, not your age. If your hormones are deficient and you are suffering, there is a solution that can help. BHRT is simple but effective. It can make all the difference in how you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally daily. It improves your energy physically, helps you function mentally, and resolves the mood swings that lead to emotional distress or instability.
Your hormones are meant to function optimally behind the scenes. If a hormone imbalance has taken center stage in your life, there is a way to quiet those symptoms so you can live your life without the symptoms of hormone imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy will help transform your life from one defined by negative symptoms to one that is full, balanced, and complete.