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Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy safe?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (also known as BHRT) is a clinical treatment that treats hormone imbalance symptoms in both men and women. Although BHRT is known to decrease symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue, and memory loss, is it safe? The answer is Yes.

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

To understand the differences between bioidentical hormones and other drugs, it is important to be able to assess their safety and effectiveness. Bioidentical hormones are made from plant materials.

These hormones are very similar in function to those found in the human body. This makes them extremely effective in therapy. The safety of these hormones is also improved by their similarity to hormones derived from humans.

How does BHRT work?

There are many forms of bioidentical hormones available. They vary in how they are delivered, how often they should be taken, their potency, price and other factors. To find the best bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for you, it is important to consult a qualified hormone specialist. The most popular options are:

  • Creams
  • Capsules
  • Patches
  • Pellets
  • Troches are small lozenges that you keep in your mouth until they dissolve.
  • Injections

This can often lead to a decrease in symptoms for men such as fatigue, memory loss, and muscle loss. For women, BHRT can help improve the symptoms of menopause such as depression, decreased energy, and low libido.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy safe?

FDA has approved BHRT for treating hormonal imbalances. The FDA has established safety guidelines and strict regulations for BHRT.

It is important to remember that BHRT has only been studied in a limited number of clinical trials beyond the ones conducted by the FDA. Dr. Alexis has seen the results firsthand with her patients and believes BHRT is safe when administered by a qualified doctor.

Are there any side effects?

When starting a BHRT program an adjustment period may be necessary as your body adapts. As with many treatments there may be side effects. These may include:

  • General tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Indigestion

These side effects should go away once BHRT has had time to work. To ensure you have the best possible experience, Dr. Alexis will work closely with you.

Start BHRT at Golden Leaf Health Center – Schedule an appointment today

Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) is a safe and effective way to improve hormone imbalance symptoms in both men and women. To learn more about the therapy or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (760) 542-8898.