Hormonal health is very important because hormones do so much in the body and when the body is not producing enough hormones on its own, it is imperative to do something about it. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is used to provide you with a natural form of hormones when your body is not producing enough on its own. BHRT has been successfully utilized in both, Australia and the United States, since 1938, and is superior to other methods of hormone replacement. Typically, bio-identical hormones are extracted from soybeans or yams and custom made at a compounding pharmacy, pursuant to specific dosing and application instructions from the prescribing physician. The greatest advantage of bio-identical hormones is that they are identical in structure to the natural hormones produced by the human body, which means you are not placing anything synthetic into your body.
BHRT helps to improve the quality and duration of life and is used to combat the aging process, the natural decline in sexual vitality, weight gain, loss of energy, irritability, memory fogginess, and sleeping issues. Additionally, for women, BHRT helps with ongoing care through menopause. At CFIAIM, Dr. Fatakhov uses BHRT for conditions like perimenopause, menopause, hypothyroid, adrenal fatigue syndrome, andropause, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, mood swings, irregular periods, insomnia, vaginal dryness, low libido, depression, and anxiety.
Bio-identical hormones are available in various forms, including creams, gels, suppositories, oral tablets, injections, and pellets. At CFIAIM, we use the pellet method for BHRT. The pellets are implanted subcutaneously and deliver consistent physiologic levels of hormones. The implantation procedure bypasses the liver and does not increase the risk of clot formation. Pellets help to avoid the fluctuations of hormone levels that occur with other methods of BHRT, such as gels, creams, pills, injections, and patches. Pellets are superior to oral and topical hormone replacement for relief of menopausal symptoms. Additionally, pellets can improve bone health, loss of libido, energy levels, increased bone mineral density, weight loss, hot flashes, and mood swings.
Because hormones are very powerful, only a physician, who is properly trained in BHRT, should prescribe them. Call CFIAIM or ask your doctor if BHRT is an option for you!
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