This is where BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is critical. This therapy has become one of the most dependable beacons of hope for individuals who live daily with the effects of hormonal imbalances. The goal is to replace that crucial hormonal harmony, reducing or eliminating the symptoms, but how does it work? That’s what we’re going to take a look at, as we dive into the complexities of hormonal imbalances and how BHRT may be the ideal solution.
Carrington Medical is a Biote® Certified Provider. Biote developed a method that offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. With more than one million insertions performed in the company’s history, we’ve seen many lives changed with optimized bioidentical hormones.
A hormonal imbalance is exactly what it sounds like, and is when there is a disproportion in the levels of hormones in your body, which could be caused by a wide variety of factors. The most common hormonal imbalances typically revolve around testosterone, estrogen, insulin, thyroid hormone, and others. While in some individuals these symptoms can be subtle or relatively mild, in others they can be debilitating and even lead to lasting effects like sleep disruption, weight gain, emotional instability, and lowered sexual desire.
The impact of hormonal imbalances extends beyond mere discomfort, and they can have substantial effects on your overall health. For instance, imbalances in insulin can lead to diabetes, while irregularities in estrogen and progesterone in women can cause menstrual cycle disturbances and symptoms of menopause. Imbalances in thyroid hormones can affect metabolism and energy levels.
The hormones used in BHRT are obtained from plant sources like yams and soy and then altered to match the hormones in your body. The common hormones seen in BHRT include:
Traditional HRT hormones are derived either from animal or synthetic sources, which means while they might be close they are still slightly different from those they’re replacing. These differences can cause a mismatch within the body, potentially leading to adverse reactions or less effective treatment.
BHRT, on the other hand, offers a more harmonious approach by utilizing bioidentical hormones, or those that are indistinguishable from the body’s natural hormones. This harmony, often referred to as the “hormonal symphony,” aims to restore balance and alleviate symptoms in a manner that is cohesive with the body’s natural chemical landscape. BHRT offers a personalized pathway to address hormonal imbalances, providing a tailored treatment plan that aligns with the individual’s unique hormonal profile and symptoms.
The term “hormonal symphony” is perfect to describe the interplay of hormones within the human body. Just as a symphony requires each instrument to play in harmony to create beautiful music, the body requires a balanced hormonal landscape to function optimally. Each hormone has its part to play, and when in tune, it contributes to a state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
There are countless benefits for someone undergoing BHRT, and while some will be unique to each individual’s needs, some benefits are common to a large portion of cases. Here are some of the most common benefits of BHRT:
At Carrington Medical, we understand that no two people are the same, and so no two treatments are going to be the same, particularly when in the context of the human hormonal landscape. BHRT has the potential to be a solution for many facing hormonal imbalances. Identifying suitable candidates involves a thorough evaluation of hormonal levels, medical history, and individual symptoms.
At Carrington Medical, our personalized approach ensures that each BHRT plan is tailored to meet your unique needs. If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalances, we invite you to explore the potential benefits of BHRT with us, just reach out to Carrington Medical to schedule a consultation.