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Bioidentical Hormone
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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men & Women

Hormones have an enormous impact on your overall wellness, contributing to how your body functions as well as your mood, metabolism, and sexual function. Hormone replacement involves the use of hormones to correct hormonal imbalance, so you can realize your life’s full potential. When you come to us for treatment, we will thoroughly assess your hormone levels, symptoms, and general wellness to help you achieve hormonal equilibrium with plant-based supplements that closely mimic your body’s natural chemistry. While traditional hormone replacement therapy comes in standard doses, Mt. Pleasant BHRT provider Ageless RX takes a personalized approach to hormone management.

What are Compounded Bioidentical Hormones?

Compounded bioidentical hormones involve the customized formulation of ingredients to suit your individual needs. With traditional HRT, you receive standard dosages that may be less or more than what your body needs to function at its best. However, the FDA and American College of OBGYN recommend prescribing the lowest dose of each hormone needed to achieve balance. The compounded BHRT process offers much more precise treatment than other methods and ensures that your dosage of each ingredient is never more than what you need. This is a critical aspect of how we treat hormone imbalance at Ageless RX. Our goal is to help you achieve your wellness goals and, to do that, we are committed to taking every step necessary to provide you with the most personalized treatment possible.

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What are the benefits of BHRT?

BHRT at Ageless RX is precise and entirely personalized based on your body’s existing hormone levels. This not only ensures that you receive the hormone treatment that is most compatible with your body but also that you receive the right dosages. Proper hormone balance offers benefits such as:

  • Better sleep
  • Improved mood
  • Decreased Vaginal dryness
  • Increased libido
  • Increased energy
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Decreased hot flashes
  • Decreased night sweats
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Better immune system function
  • Increased cardiovascular health
  • Improved sexual health and comfort
  • Improved body composition (decreased excess fat)

What is BHRT?

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and behave more similarly to natural hormones than traditional hormone therapy. For patients struggling with hormonal imbalance or reduced hormone production, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offers condition and symptom relief with minimal side effects compared to traditional HRT.

Is BHRT Right for Me?

If you are experiencing one or more major hormonal imbalance or deficiency symptoms, you are likely a candidate for BHRT. Many candidates are in their 40s and 50s, with some looking to treat perimenopause and menopause symptoms. However, patients of other ages can also experience problems related to hormone levels. BHRT is also used to treat symptoms associated with cancer treatment, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, insulin resistance, and thyroid and adrenal disorders. Patients with a history of breast cancer or stroke or who have a blood clot are not candidates for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

What to Expect

Everybody is different. Your treatment will be personalized to you. It will be based on your medical history, symptoms, blood levels and lifestyle.

We like to have a thorough conversation with our patients, about all the factors and design a custom plan for them. We want to design a plan that works and will leave you feeling in control. During your initial consultation, you will discuss the symptoms you would like to reduce as well as your desired treatment outcome. From there, you will schedule a secondary visit, during which we will run a comprehensive blood panel. Depending on the results of that panel and your specific symptoms, additional lab work may be necessary.

With a complete and accurate understanding of your body’s chemistry and your symptoms, we will be able to most effectively treat your symptoms so that you can live healthy and happy. Using this information, we will design your personalized BHRT therapy. Your bioidentical hormones will be prescribed and formulated by a pharmacist just for you. Your replacement hormones may come in the form of pills, implanted pellets, patches, creams, gels, or shots. During your consultation, we will go over the pros and cons of each method to help you decide on the best plan for you.

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Preparing for Your Visit

For your initial consultation, we encourage you to bring along a list of any medications you are taking and their dosages. If you are currently taking hormones, it is especially important to disclose such information so that we can take that into account during your assessment.

Also, if you are currently taking hormone replacement, you will need to schedule your second appointment between four and nine hours after taking your hormones. This will allow for the most accurate blood test results to determine the right dosages for your treatment. Women interested in bioidentical hormone therapy should be current on annual gynecological and breast screenings, such as a mammogram or thermogram. In addition to receiving the optimal treatment and results, we want you to feel comfortable and confident during every step of the process. We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding preparing for your treatment, lab tests, or any aspect of your care.

How quickly does BHRT work?

You will begin to notice the effects of your treatment about two or three weeks after beginning BHRT, though the full benefits will take approximately eight weeks to develop.

Schedule Your Consultation with Ageless RX

If you are interested in discussing your personalized BHRT treatment with the caring experts at Ageless RX, please contact us to schedule your consultation. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you feel symptom-free self again.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do bioidentical hormones make you look younger?

Yes. Hormone replacement therapy can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help your hair grow longer for a younger appearance.

What are the side effects of BHRT?

As your body adjusts to the new hormone levels, it is possible to experience such things as acne, spotting, bloating, cramping, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, indigestion, blurred vision, breast tenderness, or increased facial hair.

How long can you take bioidentical hormones?

It varies by individual and their specific circumstances. This will be discussed with you at your consultation.

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