Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) is a treatment approach that uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones produced by the human body. When it comes to menopausal hormone therapy, which is often used to manage symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness, bioidentical hormones are sometimes prescribed.
It’s essential to note that the long-term impact of menopausal BHT on women’s health is a complex and debated topic. Here are some key points to consider:
It’s important for women considering menopausal hormone therapy, including BHT, to have thorough discussions with their healthcare providers. The decision to use hormone therapy should be based on a careful consideration of individual health status, preferences, and potential risks and benefits. Additionally, ongoing research may provide further insights into the long-term impact of menopausal BHT on women’s health.
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 pellets, creams, and pills. Together, we will decide what may work best for you.