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
- Improve sleep
- Maintain collagen in skin
- Decrease blood pressure
- Increase HDL and lowers total cholesterol
- Improve mood and decreases anxiety
- Maintain bone density
- Increase metabolic rate
- Improve cognition
- 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.