Last week on Friday afternoon, there I was in full “TGIF” mode, when the nurse came in my office to give me a report on how the next BHRT patient was doing. She literally started by saying, “This patient is mad at us…” My heart sank! What? Oh no, why? She continued by saying that the patient was mad at us because we didn’t get her going on BHRT sooner. She was feeling so much better using the hormone therapy that she couldn’t believe that we weren’t shouting it from the rooftops for all to hear! We had a laugh about that with her that day.
BHRT stands for “Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.” Basically, we assess your symptoms to see if you are a good candidate with some examples being: hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, lack of libido, lack of muscle mass, vaginal dryness, irritability, insomnia, and being overly emotional. We also recommend this treatment for those over 35 years old and forthose that plan to be done having children. Blood is drawn for lab work. I meet with you to discuss your labs and make recommendations for replacement with hormone pellets. The pellets come as testosterone (for men or women) and estradiol (women). I also prescribe progesterone by mouth when needed. The procedure of placing the hormone pellets under the skin takes literally 10-20 minutes flat!
You are probably wondering why you would need such a treatment if you are otherwise healthy. As we age, our body makes less and less hormones. This brings on some of the symptoms that I mentioned. It has been found that in many cases, replacing some of those hormones that are lacking can bring us back to feeling young again. This pertains to women and men both! We have had many awesome patient success stories. I love it when women and men share with me how life-changing this has been. Women need pellet replacement every 3-5 months and men every 5-6 months.
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have with a free consult available. Honestly, you wouldn’t even believe the number of employees that use BHRT at Rejuv, too. It is a favorite!
Think about it…if your quality of life could be greatly improved by treating the hormonal symptoms that you are suffering, why wouldn’t you give it a try? Let’s get you feeling like yourself again!
I look forward to seeing you!
Written by: Casey Hoover, NP