Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Chambers Clinic balances hormones naturally to help boost energy and ease symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, PMS and irregular periods in women and low T and “man-opause” in men
What is bioidential hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?
Chambers Clinic is one of Arizona’s leading providers of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), including BioTe pellet therapies.
Bioidentical means how it sounds: the hormones used in therapy are identical to what the body produces. This is the most natural and effective method of hormone therapy. Oral birth control and prescription hormone medications are usually made with synthetic hormone metabolites that can cause hormone disruption and bodily harm over time.
Hundreds of women and men of all ages experience hormone issues, ranging from the teen years through menopause or andropause (commonly known as “man-opause”). Many in our stressed-out environments don’t even know that they have hormone imbalances.
Chambers Clinic offers a diverse range of individualized treatment options depending on the symptoms and personal preferences of the patient.
Who can benefit from bioidential hormone replacement therapy?
Most commonly in women, menopause, peri-menopause and PMS symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, mood swings, fatigue, missed cycles or heavy cycles may signal the need for intervention or treatment.
In men, low energy, low libido, depression and fatigue are often the first signs of andropause or testosterone deficiency (also known as hypogonadism). As men age beyond 30, testosterone begins to drop. This reduction of testosterone can lead to fatigue, lack of vitality and even erectile dysfunction, which can be assessed and treated with nutrition, lifestyle counsel and herbal supplements as well as BHRT.
How do I know if I need hormone replacement therapy?
There are a number of hormones in both men and women, which regulate feelings and the way our bodies function daily. Each person’s body has its own unique balance of hormones and should have its own combination of bio-identical hormones for a personalized prescription. With the assessment of various endocrine functions, Chambers Clinic can help determine your overall hormonal health and develop specific treatments to achieve and maintain healthy hormone balance.
In the event that hormone replacement is necessary, Chambers Clinic uses bio-identical hormones over synthetic hormones because they are an exact chemical match to the hormones made in the human body. Hormones incorporated into the treatment may consist of progesterone, estradiol, DHEA, testosterone and cortisol.
Should I get hormone replacement therapy for menopause?
We recognize that although menopause is a natural process in a woman’s life, the symptoms that typically characterize the cessation of fertile years can be difficult both physically and emotionally. Our intention is to ease this transition and prevent health problems through the assessment of various endocrine functions. BHRT also can be indicated and is a safe method of mitigating menopausal symptoms. Dietary and lifestyle changes may be suggested in addition to prescribed nutritional supplementation.
Can stress cause hormone imbalances?
Decreasing hormones is often age-related but also can result from stress, particularly in younger people. Stress adversely affects not only sex hormones but also thyroid function, which sets our metabolism. Chambers Clinic takes a comprehensive approach to BHRT including treatments that help resolve stress to achieve a natural and more youthful hormone balance.
Can hormone replacement therapy help with weight loss?
Hormone imbalances can trigger weight gain and make weight loss difficult. In women an imbalance in estrogen, progesterone or testosterone can cause weight to deposit around the arms, breasts and hips and thighs. In men, weight gain is associated with low testosterone or high levels of estrogen. These factors are correctable with diet, nutrition, supplementation or herbal support.