BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY
Bioidentical hormone therapy (bHRT) can be safely used to augment estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and thyroid hormones during the menopausal transition and beyond. The forms of bHRT most commonly used include transdermal creams, capsules, lozenges and suppositories.
Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones produced in the body. These hormones are derived from natural sources, such as the Mexican Wild Yam, and then modified in a lab to match the chemical structure of human hormones.
Some of the benefits of bHRT:
Regulate body temperature
Maintain collagen in skin
Decrease blood pressure
Increase HDL and lowers total cholesterol
Improve mood and decreases anxiety
Maintain bone density
Increase metabolic rate
Help the body use and eliminate fats
Increase scalp hair
To learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy (bHRT), please contact Lisa Brent, ND, LAc at Be Well Natural Medicine.