Hormone Replacement Therapy
BHRT for Women in Richmond, VA
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How do hormones affect us?
Hormones are the chemical messengers that coordinate complex processes in the body, such as growth, metabolism, and fertility. They also have an influence on the function of the immune system and can even alter or impact an individual’s behavior; hormones are secreted directly into the bloodstream by the glands that produce and store them. These glands are known as the endocrine system, and chemicals that interfere with the function of hormones are known as endocrine disruptors.
In men and women, the gonads – testes and ovaries – are the most influential and familiar of the endocrine glands, and secrete and produce the male and female hormones respectively; these hormones go on to influence the secondary sex characteristics in men and women, such as muscle mass and facial hair. Additionally, they help with orchestrating the production of sperm, menstruation, and pregnancy.
How does menopause affect women?
Menopause causes many changes in the body, with the symptoms being the result of a decreased production of estrogen and progesterone in a woman’s ovaries. The symptoms of menopause may include hot flashes, weight gain, or vaginal dryness, with vaginal atrophy contributing to vagina dryness. There may be inflammation and thinning of vaginal tissues, which can lead to or add to uncomfortable intercourse for women.
Additionally, menopause can also increase a woman’s risk of developing certain conditions such as osteoporosis. Many women seek medical help in dealing with menopause, and it is important to monitor your bone health in particular when you begin menopause, as the decline in estrogen production can have an affect on the amount of calcium in your bones.
What is BHRT?
BHRT, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, can be used in women when their hormone levels drop or become otherwise imbalanced. Frequently, it is used in the treatment of perimenopause and menopause in women.
Bioidentical hormones are man-made, manufactured hormones which are derived from plant estrogens that are, chemically, identical to those that the human body naturally produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are those which are most commonly replicated and used in BHRT treatment programs. The hormones used in BHRT can come in a variety of forms, which may include: pills, patches, creams, gels, and injections.
What are the benefits of BHRT?
As individuals age, hormone levels drop – particularly for women who are perimenopause or menopause. BHRT is typically used in these situations to increase the level of those hormones which have dropped and to improve moderate to severe symptoms of menopause, which can include: hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain, memory loss, issues with sleeping, and a loss of interest in sex or pain occurring during sexual intercourse.
Additionally, BHRT can also help with reducing your risk for developing diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts. There is also evidence that BHRT can help with improving the thickness of skin, the skin’s hydration and elasticity, and even help with reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
For those women looking for treating their perimenopause or menopause symptoms, then BHRT may be the solution that you are looking for. We at Rejuvenate MD are proud to offer BHRT to our patients and clients, and are aware of the complications and problems that come with menopause. If you would like to book an appointment or consultation, or are considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, then visit our website or call us to book yours now.