Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: Is BHRT good for your health?
Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) the right choice for you? Once you enter the menopausal years (usually between the ages of 45 – 55) your levels of oestrogen and progesterone decline sharply. It can have a significant impact on emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, which is why many women seek out BHRT.
So what are your options, and how do you find the right BHRT program for you?
If you’re experiencing menopause and need advice about BHRT, call our doctors today at (305) 400-0005 and find out what NuLife Institute can do to help.
Common Symptoms of Menopause
In broad terms, BHRT replaces some of the lost hormones with chemically identical natural oestrogen, in order to counter some of the effects of menopause. The symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot flushes
- Increase in body fat
- Thinning hair
- Low mood
- Disruption to the menstrual cycle
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of interest in sex
- Memory problems
- Stiff joints
In other words, the menopause has the potential to negatively affect virtually every part of your life. Little wonder then, that women seek a solution.
It is most common for women to take BHRT between the ages of 50 – 60, although some women choose to take it for much longer than this.
Here’s the great news: BHRT has a good success rate. It can improve most of the symptoms of menopause, and works even better if you follow a healthful lifestyle by eating healthily, taking exercise, keeping to a sensible weight and quitting smoking and drinking too much alcohol.
Not only does BHRT ease many menopausal symptoms, it also offers protection against cardiovascular disease (the risk increases post-menopause), osteoporosis and possibly even Alzheimer’s disease.
Long Term Risks of BHRT – The Facts Behind the Headlines
Although BHRT has been linked with an increase in risk for developing breast cancer, the facts are less frightening than the headlines. In fact, the chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer as a result of taking BHRT carries a significantly lower risk factor than smoking, alcohol intake and obesity.
The risk equates to around 4 extra cases per 1000 women, if BHRT is taken for 5 years or more.
BHRT can make you feel empowered during the menopause: call NuLife Institute today at (305) 400-0005 to find out more.
In 2008, The British Menopause Society undertook a comprehensive review of BHRT and any long-term implications and published their findings that BHRT is a safe treatment. In fact, women who take BHRT for five years, to help manage menopausal symptoms, experience health benefits as a result, rather than harm.
Hormone treatments have a significant impact on your health, and you need to know that you’re in safe hands.
NuLife Institute is the leading facility in the Miami area for:
- Hormone Therapy
- Age Management
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Functional Medicine
- Plasma Therapy
Your NuLife physician will work with you to create your unique Internal Blueprint™, to precisely tailor a BHRT program finely-tuned to your hormonal requirements.
Plus, at NuLife Institute, we use only non-synthetic, bio-identical hormones for naturally quicker and effective results.
Call today at (305) 400-0005 to arrange your FREE consultation.