Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Why are hormones important?
Hormones control almost every aspect of our body’s functions. In women and men, hormone imbalances occur from age 30. By age 50, we may have lost approximately 50% of the hormones we had at the peak of our health.
As hormones act as messengers to every cell in our body, its imbalance and decline in levels can lead to a multitude of symptoms such as (but not limited to):
- Skin aging
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Sleep problems
- Memory decline
- Lowered libido
More importantly, risks of aging and degenerative diseases increase such as (but not limited to):
- Heart diseases
It is important to understand that BHRT is not just for hot flushes, sweating or mood swings – rather BHRT is important for healthy aging and general health.
WHAT ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES?
Bioidentical hormones are exactly the same in molecular structure and function as the naturally occurring hormones in our body. They are manufactured from natural sources such as wild yam and soya and are converted in a laboratory.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a natural medical therapy for males and females consisting of custom-made, balanced formulations of natural hormones, designed to replace the loss of hormones in our body.
They can be administered in a variety of ways such as creams, capsules or injections.