Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Abnormal hormone levels not only play havoc with libido, but can also result in weight gain, insomnia, hair loss, depression, anxiety, irritability, migraines, memory problems, stomach ailments, and fatigue just to name a few. Hormonal fluctuations or changes in your hormones can occur at any age. It was once thought that some of these changes were just a part of the aging process and it was something that we all have to deal with eventually. Now medical professionals are changing the way they view this and see abnormally low hormone levels as a treatable condition and as a means of preventing harmful changes to your body. The right balance of hormones can help reverse and stabilize many medical conditions such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and can even help prevent dementia. This can be achieved by going in for hormone replacement evaluation at our anti-aging practice.


Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a safe way to obtain optimal hormone levels because they have the exact chemical structure of human hormones and are derived from natural sources such as yams.  Synthetic hormones on the other hand do not have the exact chemical structure of natural hormones and have been linked to adverse outcomes such as heart attacks, stroke, and even death.


If you have been suffering from some of the symptoms mentioned before, yet have not been recommended bio-identical hormone replacement therapy by your doctor, there are two things that you need to keep in mind. The first is, that what are considered normal hormone levels has changed a little over the years and what some physicians may not think requires hormone therapy, another may have quite a different second opinion about. Secondly, there are now new and improved ways to test hormone levels. Some outdated blood tests have been known to inaccurately come back showing hormone levels as normal when you really could benefit from some help. You know your body and you know when you are not feeling your best.

So if you have been feeling tired lately or not inspired and enthusiastic about life then perhaps BHRT (or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy) is for you. You won’t know unless you visit a specialist and have your hormone levels tested. Why continue to suffer and not enjoy life to the fullest when you could be?


For more information, contact Spatologie in Nutley, NJ

973-447-4380

Hormonal imbalance can affect a wide range of bodily functions.

BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Therapy) might be for you if you are suffering from any of these symptoms:

  • metabolism and appetite
  • heart rate
  • reproductive cycles and sexual function
  • mood and stress and levels
  • body temperature
  • unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • unexplained or excessive sweating
  • difficulty sleeping
  • changes in sensitivity to cold and heat
  • very dry skin or skin rashes
  • changes in blood pressure
  • changes in heart rate
  • brittle or weak bones
  • irritability and anxiety
  • unexplained and long-term fatigue
  • depression
  • headaches
  • needing to go to the bathroom more or less than usual
  • bloating
  • changes in appetite
  • reduced sex drive
  • thinning, brittle hair
  • infertility
  • puffy face
  • blurred vision
  • a bulge in the neck
  • breast tenderness

BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Therapy)

How is BHRT Administered?

Capsules, creams, pellets...which are right for you?


Bio-identical hormone therapy has become common today as both women and men are realizing its many benefits. They sleep better, have more energy and lose weight. Restoring and balancing hormones also improves mood and libido, and relieves PMS, hot flashes, depression and anxiety. It improves memory and helps get rid of brain fog.

Since more doctors are dabbling in bio-identical hormones and offering an array of options, we want to help give you the best information so that you can make an informed decision for your health. Many people ask “what’s the best dosage form for bio-identical hormones?” 


Bioidentical hormones have the exact molecular structure as hormones produced by your body, so when you restore them, your body knows what to do with them. Just as a key fits perfectly into the right keyhole, bio-identical hormones do the same in your cells. Research shows that hormonal decline is associated with loss of body function and increase in disease. Studies demonstrate that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can improve sleep, fatigue, mood, cognitive function, bone mass, sexual function, muscle strength and body composition, and decrease inflammation. 


Methods of Bio-identical Hormone Delivery

Capsules are able to deliver the exact dose that is prescribed by your doctor.  Capsules allow your doctor to individualize your dose and also make it easy to adjust your dose as you work with your doctor to find the right dose to alleviate your symptoms. {Capsules are the preferred method for administering Progesterone because of the adjustability factor.}  With capsules, you can administer a higher dose than with creams.   

Creams deliver the bio-identical hormones directly into your blood stream through your skin.  

Capsules vs. Creams
Choosing between capsules and creams depends on a few factors: 

a) the dose needed

b) the patient’s preference, and 

c) what works best. 

With capsules and creams, if a woman still has symptoms of a hormone deficiency, then the doctor is able to increase the dose immediately so symptoms can be resolved in a matter of hours or days. If the dose is too high, then skipping a dose for a few days is usually all that is needed to eliminate symptoms.

Pellet Therapy
Pellet therapy involves implants that are placed under the skin that release hormones into your body. The pellets, which are a little larger than a grain of rice, contain hormones (either estradiol or testosterone) which are pressed or fused into very small cylinders.  Then pellets are inserted under the skin through a small incision (either lower abdomen or upper buttocks) with local anesthesia. The incision is then closed with sutures or sterile tape strips. The pellets are replaced approximately every 3 to 5 months. They do not need to be removed – they are dissolved by the body. Patients can begin to feel relief starting anywhere from 48 hours up to 2 weeks after the pellets are implanted.

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