What Are The Benefits From Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson and the expert team at Body Bar MD are pleased to offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to men and women. This treatment uses the BioTE® system for safe, effective results. The overall goal of bioidentical hormone therapy is to help restore hormone imbalances that are causing a variety of health concerns. If you are looking for a more natural option compared to traditional hormone replacements, BHRT may be an option. Contact our office in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN to book a private consultation with Dr. Christy today.
Advantages of BHRT
While traditional HRT uses synthetic hormones that are mass-produced, BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to the ones that are naturally produced by our bodies. Bioidentical hormones are often derived from plants and custom-compounded based on the individual needs of the patient. They offer numerous health benefits, including:
- Higher energy levels
- Improved mood and memory acuity
- revitalized libido
- Better sleep
- Lower cholesterol levels
- minimized vaginal dryness
- Reduced bouts of hot flashes
- Reduced risk of depression
How do I know if BHRT is right for me?
The best way to determine if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you is to meet with Dr. Christy. During a one-on-one consult, she can review your medical history and symptoms to see if you may be a good candidate for BHRT. She may also order diagnostic testing to assess your condition further to be sure it’s a safe option for you. On average, most patients who undergo bioidentical therapy are over the age of 30 and have notable symptoms of hormone deficiencies. BHRT is not recommended for patients who have a history of blood clots, certain cancers, or liver disease.
What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?
Since BHRT is a customized prescription, tailored to each patient's prescriptive needs. But, as with any treatment, there are potential side effects that can occur. These may include but are not limited to the following:
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Blurred vision
- Increased facial hair
- Breast tenderness
What to expect from treatment?
During your initial meeting with Dr. Christy, she will explain how bioTE works and is administered, answer questions and discuss what you can expect during your treatment.
When will I notice results?
On average, most patients will experience improvements in about two to three weeks. Results vary for each patient. Dr. Christy will schedule follow-up exams to monitor your results. She can also make adjustments to your dosage to achieve the best outcomes. Our goal at Body Bar MD is to help our patients feel better and reduce symptoms of hormone deficiencies.
Improve your health with BHRT
Struggling to get through the day because of symptoms that are caused by hormone imbalances should not be something you have to worry about. Thanks to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, men and women can be encouraged again about their health. Contact Body Bar MD in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN to schedule time with dr. Christy to learn more about BHRT. Board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson and the caring team would be happy to sit down with you to discuss how BHRT can help boost your health.