Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) can compensate for these changes, restoring balance to the body to help patients live healthier, happier lives. BHRT uses human-made hormones extracted from plants. These hormones are nearly identical to the ones your body produces, making BHRT a natural way to replenish hormone levels. As a personalized treatment, BHRT can be formulated to mirror naturally-occurring hormones in the body to alleviate the symptoms of a deficiency.
The team at WeCare Pharmacy is proud to offer our patients high-quality BHRT compounding services that are individualized to your health needs.
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.
Available BHRT Treatments
The WeCare Pharmacy team offers patients a wide range of soy- and gluten-free BHRT treatments, including:
- Testosterone Cypionate
- Testosterone Enanthate
- Thyroid Hormone
Our team can prepare your BHRT doses in easy-to-take forms and dosages to accommodate your needs and preferences. You can take BHRT by:
- Intramuscular Injection
- Oral Veggie-Based Gluten-Free Capsule
- Rapid Release Tablet
- Sublingual Troches (Lozenge) or Solution
- Topical Cream or Gel
Ask your doctor about the best way to use BHRT for your needs. Contact WeCare Pharmacy today to learn more about how our compounds can improve your health and quality of life.
Improving Your Health with BHRT
The results are in—BHRT is an effective, natural treatment for alleviating symptoms of aging. For women, the therapy smooths the transition into menopause, providing hormonal support to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. For men, clinical studies show BHRT increases testosterone levels and sexual desire. It may also help treat erectile dysfunction when combined with other therapeutic approaches.
While BHRT isn’t right for everyone, it has enhanced the quality of life for thousands of men and women of all ages.
At WeCare Pharmacy, we can evaluate your needs and help you determine if hormone therapy is right for you. Our knowledgeable pharmacists will work with you to compound personalized hormone formulas that address your individual concerns and help you access a higher quality of life.
Additional Health Benefits
It’s a misconception that women and men only benefit from BHRT as they reach middle age. Hormones imbalances can occur at any point in our lives for one reason or another. In some cases, men experience a drop in testosterone as early as age 40. Mood swings and low energy levels can occur at any stage in our lives. Pregnancy and breastfeeding, stress, birth control, or illness can also cause imbalances in our mood and physical well-being, issues that can often be mitigated by hormone therapy.
BHRT has a wide range of applications and can help women with PMS, thyroid issues, and even cancer. Men who have naturally low testosterone levels also benefit from hormone therapy, regardless of their age.
Hormones play a critical role in regulating bodily functions, affecting everything from how we think to how we feel. Hormones also control our sleep cycles and sex drives. While it is natural for our hormone levels to drop as we get older, keeping our hormones in balance can counteract many of the negative symptoms of aging. Replenishing your hormones with BHRT may provide the revitalizing boost you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle for longer.
Research shows the efficacy and potential of BHRT in the prevention of Alzheimer’s, dementia, heart disease, osteoporosis, and prostate cancer. Hormones are shown to positively affect blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood clotting, and your overall cardiovascular health.
Scientists continue to study the effects of hormones on our bodily systems, and more research needs to be done to fully understand the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. However, BHRT is not without its own set of risks—how someone responds to therapy depends on their biological needs and can vary between individuals. For many people, BHRT is a highly effective way to improve your physical and mental health. Talk with your doctor or the team at WeCare Pharmacy to find out if BHRT is right for you.
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