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Everything You Need to Know About BHRT for Menopause

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as hormones made by the human body, but they are derived from plants. BHRT comes in a variety of forms, including creams, injections, implanted pellets, patches, and gels.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is caused by a natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s. It is signaled by 12 months since a woman’s last menstruation. This natural process can create unwanted symptoms and lead women to seek treatments that provide symptomatic relief.

Symptoms of Menopause

Decreased production of estrogen and progesterone in your ovaries can lead to the following symptoms.

  1. Irregular periods

  2. Vaginal dryness

  3. Hot flashes

  4. Chills

  5. Night sweats

  6. Mood swings

  7. Sleep disruptions

  8. Weight gain

9 Benefits of BHRT for Menopause

BHRT re-establishes hormonal balance and alleviates the symptoms associated with a natural decrease in production of hormones. In addition, BHRT offers the following benefits for women going through menopause:

  1. Fewer side effects compared to synthetic derivatives

  2. Protection against heart disease

  3. Reduced risk of breast cancer

  4. Improved cholesterol and lipid profile

  5. Reduced risk of osteoporosis and improved bone density

  6. Reduced incidence of hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness

  7. Improved energy and sleep

  8. Better mood, concentration and cognitive function

  9. Improved libido

How Long Does it Take to See Results?

Depending on the individual’s needs, hormone therapy can show results in as little as four weeks. However, it will usually take up to eight weeks to feel the full effects of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

How Can I Learn More about BHRT?

At Central Drugs, we compound custom preparations of BHRT using micronized powders in a variety of dosage forms, including oral capsules, sublingual troches or tabs, transdermal cream or gel, and more. The precise components of each woman’s therapy is determined after physical examination, medical history, and laboratory tests are considered. To speak to one of our expert pharmacists, call us today at (877) 447-7077.