BHRT Injections – The Medicine of Tomorrow, Today
Hormone imbalance and deficiency effects millions of Americans and a source of solutions is in high demand. Fortunately, a treatment exists which may help correct a variety of hormonal issues. Hormone replacement therapy has gained increasing popularity over the last decade and has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It is, perhaps, most popularly used to treat the symptoms of menopause but is also well-utilized in anti-aging medicine.
Unlike synthesized hormones, bioidentical hormones are designed to copy the molecular structure of the hormones the body naturally produces. Bioidentical hormones are custom-compounded created to match the individual hormone structure of each patient. Because of this, it is believed that the body cannot distinguish bioidentical hormones from its own. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is used to replenish a number of vital hormones, including:
When determining the dosage of bioidentical hormones that’s right for you, the first step is measuring your hormone levels. This is often done by submitting a sample of urine, saliva or blood. Once your initial levels are measured, you will be prescribed a bioidentical hormone medication designed to balance your deficiency.
A natural smattering of side effects are not uncommon (as is expected with a sudden increase in hormones like testosterone or estrogen). Fortunately, the strength and schedule of BHRT dosages can often be altered to accommodate this.
Injection is a popular delivery method for bioidentical hormones. It is more direct and faster acting than ingestion or absorption through the skin. Injections are commonly administered to the upper thigh or buttocks with the hormones being injected directly into the muscle for efficient transportation throughout the body. Bioidentical hormones may also be injected as pellets which dissolve slowly, often requiring only 3-4 treatments a year. Find out if BHRT is right for you by calling (832) 532-0050 or contact us online.