Benefits of BHRT for Men and Women
Hormone imbalances can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms that affect mood and alter our ability to gain and lose weight. BHRT addresses these symptoms by rebalancing hormone levels, relieving everything from hot flashes in women to low libido in men.
Hormone replacement medications are traditionally made from either the urine of pregnant horses or synthetic chemicals. However, science has come a long way since the development of these early formulas. In 2002, studies suggested that traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increased the incidents of breast cancer in women[RW1]. While subsequent studies in 2012 and 2020 discounted these findings, the damage to public perception was done. This led to a drop in usage of the conventional formulas and the release of a new therapy called BHRT.
BHRT differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy and is extracted from plants before being chemically refined in a laboratory setting. The WeCare Pharmacy team mixes these compounds into personalized dosages, which are then formulated based on your needs to improve symptoms and balance hormone levels.
The big difference between HRT and BHRT is simple: HRT is synthetic and human-made, while BHRT is extracted from plants.
Why are these compounds necessary and how do they relieve hormone imbalances?
As we age, our hormone levels drop. Women can experience the brunt of this drop-off as they transition to menopause, which is when their reproductive fertility begins to wind down. During this process, many women experience:
- Adult acne
- Hot flashes
- Low sex drive
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
Men can also experience a type of menopause known as andropause, which is when hormone levels drop during middle age. During this time, men can also suffer from:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Problems concentrating
- Reduced muscle mass
- Weight gain
In both cases, for women and men, BHRT can help with:
- Decreased libido
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low energy levels
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
BHRT alleviates many of the symptoms experienced by men and women as hormone levels drop. Clinical studies show that BHRT may even improve the quality of life for cancer patients [RW2] as well as help with migraines or incontinence. Research shows that hormone replacement therapies may help with other medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, blood clots, and gallbladder disease [RW3].
WeCare Pharmacy specializes in compounding BHRT formulas that are specially compounded to enhance the quality of your health as you age. Contact our team to see if BHRT is right for you.