Reverse Hormone Imbalances with HRT, Naturally
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) returns the body back to its optimal level of hormones. At our practice in Milford we only use naturally produced hormone optimizations to restore the levels in men and women.
Hormone Optimizations We Offer
Estrogen is the principal hormone of fertility. It has a protective effect on every aspect of female health. When a women's body stops making estrogen menopause occurs. Estrogen replacement therapy relieves the symptoms.
At our practice in Milford we provide ERT using estradiol, the primary and most potent form of estrogen. We administer estradiol orally, with topical creams or with pellets inserted above the buttocks via a 15 minute procedure that then slowly dissolve over time.
Testosterone is essential to the health and longevity of men and women. It is the principal hormone of libido, and essential to maintaining muscle mass and bone mineral density.
Our testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is administered the same as our estrogen optimization.
Progesterone, also known as the "calming hormone," is the primary hormone of pregnancy, and acts as a natural antidepressant, mild tranquilizer and pain killer. Progesterone levels diminish slowly throughout adult life.
Progesterone replacement is largely administered via a capsule at bedtime. It is amazing for sleep. It can also be given sublingually (absorbed beneath the tongue).
Hormone Replacement Therapy FAQs
What to know
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy right for me?
If you are interested in maintaining your health, and quality of life, into old age then bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Hormone replacement therapy is typically recommended for those in their 50s and 60s, especially for those dealing with the symptoms from being post-menopausal or peri-menopausal (in women) and post-andropausal or peri-andropausal (in men). However, some start hormone optimization therapy as early as 30 to delay some of the symptoms of aging. Most notably, there is no age that is too late to start and no age or reason to stop benefiting from BHRT.
If you do the work of maintaining a dialed in diet and a reasonable exercise routine, and engage the services of a well trained and full service BHRT practice like ours, you can expect your fully functional body to take your optimally functional brain wherever it wants to go well into old age.
What are the benefits of HRT in women and men?
Those who use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy will notice an almost immediate improve the overall physical and mental health in both men and women.
The benefits of bioidentical estrogen replacement therapy are protection against heart disease, insulin resistance, stroke, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s disease and other principally vascular dementias, cognitive decline, menopausal symptoms, muscle wasting, osteopenia leading to osteoporosis, pelvic floor atrophy leading to urinary incontinence, decreases in libido, and depression.
The benefits of bioidentical progesterone replacement include enhancing the positive effects of estrogen. In addition, it is a god send to women plagued with severe PMS, as well as those with postpartum depression, acting as a safer alternative treatment than antidepressants.
Testosterone optimization fends of decreased libido, as well as clitoral atrophy (when woman can no longer have orgasms).
Women experiencing symptoms of menopause will find BHRT helpful in alleviating night sweats and hot flashes. It also increases the levels of energy and decreases irritability, insomnia, and forgetfulness. Another great outcome is weight stabilization. For older woman, BHRT can return hormone levels to what they were pre-menopause.
BHRT is not only helpful to women, but men also benefit greatly. As they age, men begin to experience lower levels of testosterone, which results in reduced energy and libido, along with hampered cognition and mood changes. BHRT helps to optimize testosterone levels, which protects men against many diseases and keeps them looking and feeling youthful.