Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Orthobiologics Associates can optimize your hormone levels by providing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), this is an essential pillar in functional medicine and is necessary to achieve optimal health and wellness.
We will do a thorough medical evaluation, utilizing tools such as saliva and blood testing to determine where your current hormone levels are and whether you are in balance.
We offer comprehensive treatment plans to realign your body and decrease symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, hormonal acne, and muscle loss.
Why Choose Orthobiologics Associates for BHRT in Florida?
At Orthobiologics Associates, our multispecialty team of integrative, bioidentical hormone specialists is committed to educating patients on all the therapies available outside of the conventional medicine model. For more than 15 years, we’ve provided a broad range of holistic health care services, including natural hormone therapy, to help individuals overcome their health challenges and optimize their well-being.
At our BHRT clinic, we do not believe in telling individuals how to address their health and wellness concerns. Rather, we believe in empowering them to make the best decisions for their unique needs and situation by providing in-depth information on their various treatment options. We provide highly personalized BHRT protocols designed to address a variety of health issues associated with hormonal decline and prioritize patient health and safety above all else.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Men and women can experience a wide range of health issues when their levels of essential hormones — estrogen, testosterone and progesterone — begin to decline. While these hormones are responsible for the expression of secondary sex characteristics, such as facial hair, rounded hips, and overall musculature, that’s not their only function. These essential hormones also play crucial roles in several other bodily functions, such as mood regulation, sleep, bone health, memory, muscle retention and more.
When hormones levels move outside their ideal ranges (either due to aging or other health issues), several symptoms may develop, including:
- Chronic fatigue
- Sexual dysfunction (low libido, erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, etc.)
- Weight gain
- Muscle atrophy
- Hot flashes, night sweats, poor overall temperature regulation
- Mood swings, anxiety, depression or irritability
- Declining bone density
- Cognitive changes, such as memory problems
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy services aim to re-establish the body’s optimal hormone levels and, as a result, help minimize or even eliminate these bothersome symptoms.
Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which uses animal-derived and synthetic hormones, BHRT uses hormones created from plant sources. These plant-sourced hormones are chemically identical to those produced by the human body. They can effectively increase and rebalance blood plasma levels of declining essential hormones.
This form of natural hormone replacement therapy offers many potential benefits for individuals suffering from hormonal imbalances. BHRT can:
1. Mimic the Body’s Natural Hormones
BHRT hormones come from plant sources, such as yam and soy, and are synthesized to replicate the exact chemical structure of the hormones the human body naturally produces. This allows them to mimic the action and function of the body’s natural hormones and ultimately re-establish the body’s natural balance. Patients can safely undergo BHRT long term, and the likelihood of unpleasant side effects is relatively low compared to traditional HRT.
2. Decrease Symptoms of Menopause and Andropause
Age-related hormonal decline can set off a cascade of unpleasant symptoms for men and women, including hot flashes, night sweats, hair loss, incontinence, weight gain and more. As BHRT helps re-establish normal hormone levels, those hormones can better regulate the function of various glands and organs that control these symptoms. As the body adjusts to the influx of bioidentical hormones, patients may experience a marked decrease in bothersome health issues triggered by hormonal decline.
3. Improve the Sexual Experience
A decline in estrogen, testosterone or progesterone can have a significant impact on sexual function, performance and even desire for intimacy. By re-establishing optimal levels of these hormones, BHRT can induce marked improvements in the male and female sexual experience. BHRT can help alleviate erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, vaginal itching, low libido and other sexual health concerns.
4. Regulate Mood and Sleep
Research suggests that improving and optimizing hormonal balance via BHRT can help increase levels of mood- and sleep-regulating neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, melatonin and others. As the brain adjusts to having normal levels of hormone-influenced neurotransmitters, patients may experience pronounced improvements in sleep quality and duration, as well as improved mood regulation.
5. Improve Bone, Skin and Hair Health
Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone play crucial roles in the body’s production of collagen, elastin and other proteins that give the hair, skin, nails and bones their strength and structure. Evidence suggests that optimizing levels of these hormones via BHRT can help improve the appearance of aging skin, improve bone health and increase hair density.