Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)
BHRT is often used for menopausal symptoms, which can include hot flashes, low libido, vaginal dryness, weight gain, irritability, sleep disturbances, and mood changes. The common route to treat menopause and protect against osteoporosis used synthetic or animal produced estrogen. Some may experience acceptable results. However, every woman is different and unique, the value of customized bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is critical in restoring balance. Bio-identical hormones prepared by a compound pharmacy are plant derived hormones that are biologically identical to those naturally occurring in women. Hormones are available in different strengths and dosage forms such as capsules, topical creams and gels, suppositories, sublingual troches, and lozenges. With help from a doctor and a compounding pharmacist, a woman can begin a bio-identical hormone replacement regimen designed for her distinctive needs.