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BHRT Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Increase your vitality and energy with Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a proven, safe and natural medical therapy that slows the biological effects of aging.

In order to look and feel your best, your body needs to have the right balance of nutrients and hormones. Hormones are vital to good health and play an essential role in our bodies. Hormones help to regulate our growth, reproduction, development, and behavior.

As we age, and by the time most of us reach our 40s, our hormones naturally decline. This decline in hormones can accelerate because of factors like disease, improper nutrition, menopause, or stress. Loss of hormones is one of the major reasons for our deterioration as we get older, both physically and mentally.

By balancing and optimizing your hormones through bioidentical hormone therapy, you can restore your body’s natural ability to keep you feeling healthy and strong.

Hormones are beneficial at any age, but the best long-term protective benefits are achieved if hormones are replaced when you begin to lose them, usually in your 40s.

Dr. Lara is certified in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. He has over 25 years of experience helping patients with hormonal and other age-related deficiencies. The proper balance of hormones can not only make you feel and look younger, but actually improve your ability to lose weight and stay healthy.

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Symptoms of Age-Related Hormonal Imbalance in Men & Women

Symptoms Men Women
Fatigue YES YES
Hot flashes YES YES
Depression YES YES
Mood Swings YES YES
Low Sex Drive YES YES
Muscle Mass Loss YES YES
Weight Gain YES YES
Irritability YES YES
Memory Loss YES YES
Hair Loss YES YES
Erectile Dysfunction YES
Urinary Problems YES
Gynecomastia YES
Vaginal Dryness YES
Endometriosis YES
PMS YES

If you have symptoms listed above, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy could help you. By balancing your body’s hormones, you can essentially control and often reverse the aging process.

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What Are Hormones?

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Hormones are unique chemical messengers that are created by your endocrine glands. These vital messengers help regulate almost every biological process of the human body. They control things like hunger and mood as well as metabolism and reproduction.

As we age, our hormones naturally decline.

Hormone replacement therapy replaces these hormones, to slow and sometimes reverse the effects of aging.

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Synthetic Hormones vs.
Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical hormone therapy is the natural solution

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Synthetic Hormones

Often patented by pharmaceutical companies, synthetic hormones are chemically-altered and are not identical to human hormones. While synthetic hormones are designed to elicit the same responses in your body as your natural hormones, they have been proven to adversely stimulate the cells and lead to conditions such as cancer and heart problems.

When first developed, synthetic hormones were well received because they provided some of the benefits of hormone replacement: controlling the symptoms of menopause and fighting osteoporosis and heart disease. However, the long-term results have shown that synthetic hormones sometimes elicit a negative metabolic response. For example, some women can’t tolerate synthetic hormones and will suffer from side effects such as bloating, bleeding, or mood swings. In some patients, synthetic estrogens and progestins have contributed to the development of breast and uterine cancer.

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Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, are naturally produced by plant based materials and have exactly the same structure and the same chemical composition as our own hormones. Hormones that are identical to human hormones are found in yams and soy. We call these “natural” because they are natural to the body. The hormones are extracted from these vegetables and then processed by a specialty compounding pharmacy into a prescription dose and form. The body accepts these hormones in our system and produce normal physiological responses upon stimulation. Bioidentical hormones are completely safe and backed by evidence-based medicine.

How are bioidentical hormones administered?

Bioidentical hormones can be administered via a topical cream, orally, by injection, as a suppository, or by implanting a pellet under the skin. Every method has its own advantages and disadvantages and differs for every patient. Schedule your consultation with a certified hormone replacement therapy expert to learn more about the best method for you.

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What to Expect Throughout Your Hormone Replacement Treatment

Our approach to BHRT is personalized and medically supervised. After a thorough initial consultation, we will recommend a specific program to get you started and closely monitor you to make sure your body is rebalancing in an optimal way.

Before Treatment

During Treatment

  • After your comprehensive initial consultation and tests, we’ll recommend a specific plan for you.
  • Supplement your body’s natural hormones with bioidentical hormone pills formulated just for your body.
  • We’re with you to monitor and optimize your hormone balance throughout your treatment.

After Treatment

  • We recommend that you continue your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as one part of a holistic approach to healthy aging.
  • Re-test every three months to ensure your hormone mix remains optimal as you age.