Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a type of hormone replacement therapy that offers a more natural approach to improving symptoms of hormonal imbalance, perimenopause, and menopause. It uses hormones that are identical in structure to those produced naturally by the body. These hormones are derived from plant sources and are customized to meet each patient’s unique needs. Unlike standard hormones used in HRT, bioidentical hormones are metabolized by the body in the same way as natural hormones, which means they offer a more gentle and effective approach to hormone replacement.
Board-certified Dr. Amit Rajguru at Evolved Medical in Walnut Creek, California, is a leading expert in BHRT for women. He works closely with his patients to identify hormonal imbalances and develop personalized treatment plans for his patients
If you’re experiencing menopause symptoms or other signs of hormonal imbalance, BHRT may be an effective treatment option for you. Contact Dr. Rajguru at Evolved Medical to schedule a consultation and learn more about your hormone replacement options. Call us at (925) 433-8444 or complete a form to book an appointment today.
- 1 About Hormonal Imbalance
- 2 Benefits of BHRT
- 3 Personal Consultation
- 4 Preparation
- 5 When Will I See Results?
- 6 Cost of BHRT in Walnut Creek
- 7 FAQ
- 8 References
About Hormonal Imbalance
Hormones, our body’s chemical messengers, play a vital role in regulating various functions. An imbalance in hormones can occur due to a variety of reasons, including aging, stress, (1) poor diet, and environmental toxins. These imbalances occur when the endocrine system, which is responsible for producing hormones, does not function properly, and can lead to a range of disruptive symptoms. If left untreated, hormonal imbalances can cause serious health issues.
Common symptoms of hormonal imbalances include:
- Weight Gain
- Brain Fog
- Thinning Hair
- Weight Gain
- Loss of Muscle Tone
- Sexual Wellness Issues
- Menopause Symptoms
- PMS/Period-related Symptoms
If you’re a woman going through menopause, you know it can be a challenging time. Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. However, it can come with a variety of symptoms that can impact a woman’s quality of life. Symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and cognitive changes can create discomfort and disrupt daily activities.
Hormone therapy is an effective way to address a wide range of women’s health issues, including menopause symptoms. However, traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and other health problems in some women. Bioidentical hormones offer a natural alternative that is customized to your unique needs.
Benefits of BHRT
- Improved Energy Levels: Say goodbye to chronic fatigue and enjoy a renewed sense of vitality.
- Better Sleep Quality: Achieve restful sleep every night, which can lead to better mood and cognitive function.
- Reduced Risk of Osteoporosis: Hormone imbalances can increase the risk of osteoporosis, but bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help prevent bone loss.
- Increased Libido: Restoring hormone balance can improve sexual desire and satisfaction.
- Improved Mood and Mental Clarity: Hormonal imbalances can cause irritability, anxiety, and brain fog. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can alleviate these symptoms and improve mental clarity.
- Relief from Hot Flashes and Night Sweats: Tired of feeling hot and sweaty all the time? Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can reduce or eliminate these uncomfortable symptoms.
- Reduced Risk of Heart Disease: Hormone imbalances can increase the risk of heart disease, (2) but bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help reduce this risk.
- Increased Skin Elasticity and Hydration: Hormonal imbalances can lead to dry, sagging skin. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help restore elasticity and hydration to the skin.
- Improved Immune Function: Hormone imbalances can weaken the immune system, but bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help boost immunity.
- Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers: Hormone imbalances can increase the risk of certain cancers, but bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help reduce this risk.
Contact Dr. Rajguru at Evolved Medical to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it can benefit your health and well-being.
During your consultation, we will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms, as well as address any concerns or questions you may have about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
One of the advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is that it can be tailored to meet your individual needs. We will work with you to determine the optimal dosage and delivery method, which may include pellets, creams, gels, patches, or injections. This personalized approach can help minimize side effects and maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.
It’s important to note that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy isn’t appropriate for everyone. Our staff will perform a thorough evaluation to determine whether this treatment is safe for you, taking into account factors such as your age, medical history, and overall health.
Firstly, our team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your hormonal levels and imbalances through advanced testing methods. This helps us customize a BHRT plan that caters to your specific needs, whether it’s hormone replacement therapy or optimization.
Before beginning any hormone replacement therapy, it is important to undergo hormone testing to determine which hormones are out of balance and to what degree. There are also tests that measure the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone in the blood to determine what stage of menopause they are in. Our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and aims to optimize your hormone levels.
When Will I See Results?
During BHRT treatment, physiological restoration can take several weeks or months, depending on the severity of the imbalance and other factors such as age and overall health. Patients should expect some fluctuations in their symptoms during this time, but with proper treatment, these should subside over time.
Treatment outcomes can be tracked through regular follow-up appointments with our practioners, who will monitor your hormone levels and adjust your treatment plan as needed. As hormonal balance is restored, patients can expect to experience the following:
- Improved Energy Levels
- Better Sleep Quality
- Weight Loss
- Sharper Mental Acuity
- Reduction of Menopause Symptoms
- Improvement in Quality of Life
Throughout your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Rajguru will advise you on the steps to take to get the most out of your treatment. Patients are advised to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to support their hormonal balance. Bioidentical hormone therapy is a safe and effective way to achieve optimal results and restore hormonal balance naturally.
Cost of BHRT in Walnut Creek
- Initial lab testing: $395
- Programs starting at $249 a month
At Evolved Medical, we understand that the cost of BHRT for menopause varies from patient to patient. The individual treatment plan, dosage, and type of hormones used will determine your overall cost. We believe in providing our patients with a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of BHRT before beginning any treatment.
Our experienced team at Evolved Medical will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs and budget. Our goal is to provide you with the safest, most effective, and affordable BHRT options available.
If you’re experiencing menopause-related symptoms and want to explore BHRT as a treatment option, contact us today to schedule a consultation by calling (925) 433-8444 or completing our simple inquiry form. Take control of your health and experience the relief you deserve with BHRT.
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How does BHRT work?
BHRT works by replacing the hormones that have decreased in the body due to menopause. Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources and are identical in molecular structure to the hormones produced by the human body. By supplementing the body with these hormones, BHRT can alleviate symptoms associated with menopause.
What hormones are used in BHRT?
The three primary hormones used in BHRT are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Estrogen is commonly prescribed for women experiencing symptoms of menopause, while progesterone is used to balance the effects of estrogen. Testosterone replacement therapy is often used for both men and women to combat symptoms of low testosterone levels.
What’s the difference between HRT and BHRT?
Bioidentical hormones can be derived from natural sources, such as plant-based compounds, or synthesized in a laboratory. The key distinction between bioidentical and synthetic hormones is their molecular structure. Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones naturally produced by the body, while synthetic hormones are similar but not identical.
Can BHRT help with libido?
Yes, BHRT can help improve libido in women experiencing menopause-related sexual dysfunction. Hormones like testosterone can improve sexual desire, arousal, and pleasure.
What is the best way to get started with BHRT?
The first step in starting BHRT is to schedule a consultation with a qualified healthcare provider. They will evaluate your symptoms, review your medical history, and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
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- Bhupathy P, Haines CD, Leinwand LA. Influence of Sex Hormones and Phytoestrogens on Heart Disease in Men and Women. Women’s Health. 2010;6(1):77-95. doi:https://doi.org/10.2217/whe.09.80