You may have heard of hormone replacement therapy, but the term ‘bioidentical’ may throw you for a loop. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones that are identical to the hormones produced by the body.
Like hormone replacement therapy, BHRT can be used to help with symptoms of, or following menopause. Additionally, this may help lower risk of osteoporosis.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for you?
Dr. David P. Suarez, of Fountain of Youth Rx, is an expert in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Consult with him to find out you are a good candidate for this treatment. BHRT may be used to replace hormones that are:
- simply lacking due to age.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses various hormones which depend on a number of factors. Examples of hormones used at this facility include:
- DHEA Information.
- Human growth hormone (HGH).
- Various vitamins and minerals.
Certain hormones to reduce symptoms as you go through or following menopause may also used. All of this is best discussed with an expert BHRT doctor. Dr. David P. Suarez will answer any questions you have about these or other hormones.
Benefits & Risks
The treatment may be helpful in lowering risk of certain conditions such as osteoporosis. However, studies have also indicated that it may increase risk of other medical conditions like:
- Breast cancer.
- Ovarian cancer.
- Heart attack
- and more.
It is important to discuss these risks with Dr. Suarez when evaluating your candidacy for the treatment. For this reason, women who are at high risk of these conditions, may be discouraged from pursuing treatment. It’s important to note that this therapy may make mammograms more difficult to read due to breast tissue appearing denser .
However, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has many benefits.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy May Help with Symptoms of Menopause
Patients who with severe symptoms associated with menopause may benefit from BHRT. Women who are at risk of osteoporosis may also consider hormone replacement therapy. This is because studies have indicated that BHRT may help lower risk of this condition. However, many of the adverse effects have been associated with long-term use of this therapy. Consequently, most women are encouraged to limit this to a short-term therapy for help with symptoms of menopause. Yet, even for short-term use, it is important to discuss risks with Dr. David P. Suarez.
Before taking bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Suarez may recommend other methods for relieving symptoms of menopause. If these are not effective, he may recommend short-term use of this therapy. Because of the risk of certain potentially serious health risks, you may be encouraged to receive screenings or examinations. This is to monitor patient health during the therapy process and to check for any signs of adverse medical conditions.
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