Bio-Identical Hormones (BHRT)
At Rejuvenate MD, we can help to restore your hormone levels and increase your quality of life with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).* BHRT uses natural—not synthetic—hormones that have the same exact molecular structure as the hormones produced within your body. As a result, bio-identical hormones are metabolized in the same way as your natural hormones.
When dosed properly and carefully administered under the expert supervision of Rejuvenate MD’s medical director, Dr. Lonny Green, BHRT can relieve a number of unpleasant symptoms, promoting wellness and a higher quality of life.
What Are Hormones?
From metabolism to our mood, hormones affect every aspect of how our body functions. As we age, our hormones decline and fall out of balance, resulting in troubling symptoms including fatigue, hot flashes, low sex drive, weight gain, mood swings and depression. Fortunately, help is available to restore hormonal balance and well-being with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in Richmond, Virginia.*
How does Menopause effect women?
Menopause is often seen as just the end of menstruation, but in reality it is so much more! As women age, they experience hormonal fluctuations and decreases in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These hormonal changes can result in a number of unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms, including:
- Weight gain
- Sleep disturbances
- Low sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
What is BHRT ?
BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) uses natural hormones and not the synthetic forms that are found in traditional hormone replacement therapy. All-natural bio-identical hormones are a precise biochemical match to your own hormones. This means they can be easily absorbed and processed by the body.
The benefits of BHRT can include:*
With this in mind, some of the benefits and improvements a patient can receive from Hormone Replacement Therapy include:
- Better sleep
- Increased libido
- Balanced emotions
- Loss of fat
- Muscle Mass
- Greater sense of well being
- Sexual function
- Sense of well-being
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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Process
After your initial consultation, we perform an in-depth evaluation. This includes an analysis of your health history and bloodwork results. With careful consideration of your needs and goals, we will devise a personalized BHRT plan for you.
Once your BHRT plan is in effect for a period of time, we will bring you back for a follow-up and repeated testing to assess your progress. Additionally, these scheduled check-ins ensure your safety and allow for the fine-tuning of your treatment based upon changes in diet, work, sleep, health, and stress. It is typical for patients to receive pellets every three to four months.
How is BHRT administered?
We administer BHRT by placing pellets in your upper hip/butt area. We also offer creams and oral hormone tablets.
Does bio-identical hormone replacement therapy hurt?
On the contrary. BHRT is administered under the skin with tiny pellets. It is a simple procedure to administer BHRT, and we take every precaution to ensure your comfort. We use lidocaine to numb the area prior to insertion to alleviate any pain.
Are there any side effects?
BHRT is a well-tolerated treatment when carefully administered and supervised by an expert physician. Our medical director Dr. Lonny Green and his highly trained staff will carefully monitor your progress and adjust your treatment as needed to address any side effects that may occur. Reported side effects for some women include acne, facial hair growth, breast tenderness, fatigue, mood swings, nausea, bloating, possible uterine bleeding and weight gain. To minimize side effects and track your progress, we will monitor your health closely with follow-up visits and testing.
Frequently Asked Questions about BHRT for Women near Richmond
What happens during hormone replacement therapy treatments?
After your initial consultation, we will administer a female hormone panel, which is the most advanced lab testing available for detecting and analyzing female hormonal patterns. We will then carefully assess your needs and goals, devise your personalized treatment plan, and administer BHRT for optimal benefits.
How long does BHRT treatment take?
It only takes moments to insert small BHRT pellets under the skin with little to no discomfort.
How much does BHRT therapy cost? Most patients require pellets every 3 months. The cost is $649 which includes the pellet insertion, lab fees and visit with the provider for each 3 month cycle. We are non-participating providers and do not work directly with any health insurance companies.
Is BHRT for me if I am still having periods? Yes, there are many women who experience fatigue and low libido to name a few symptoms who when replaced with the right hormones like testosterone notice a huge improvement in their symptoms.
How do I know if BHRT is right for me?
We can help you determine if BHRT suits your needs during our personal consultation process, which includes careful consideration of your blood work and health history.
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*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient depending on symptoms, current health, and patient needs.