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What is Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?
BHRT stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It is a treatment designed to help increase hormone levels in men and women whose hormones have dropped due to the aging process or other factors. This treatment uses bioidentical hormones that come from natural plant sources to create bioidentical matches of the hormones that the body produces naturally. Once administered to the body, these hormones begin to integrate seamlessly into the bloodstream for use by the body to restore balance. Like a puzzle piece fitting perfectly
Am I a candidate for BHRT?
BHRT can be used to treat both men and women when their hormone levels plummet, become depleted or unbalanced. BHRT is frequently used to treat symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, post menopause, andropause, etc. however men and women in their 20s and 30s can suffer from hormone imbalance due to genetics, health conditions, and other lifestyle factors. What matters is your hormone levels, not your age.
How do I start BHRT?
The first step is contacting Skin Secrets office to schedule your consultation. During your consultation we will discuss any symptoms that you are feeling. The second step is obtaining your hormone levels, usually through a lab draw. This is a crucial step when restoring hormones as this allows us to understand your baseline levels and helps us create a treatment for you. There are many BHRT delivery methods however Dr. Greta McLaren prefers the efficacious of pellets, creams and pills. Together, we will decide what may work best for you.
How quickly will I get relief from my symptoms?
As your body gets used to functioning with increased hormones, your symptoms will continue to decrease. Typically, your symptoms will lessen within two to four weeks. Optimal balance is usually achieved within 8-14 weeks depending on patient compliance. You will be closely monitored to ensure that you feel your best and have decreased symptoms.
Does insurance cover BHRT?
At this time, insurance does not cover BHRT however, together we can create a treatment plan that’s right for you.