Bio-Identical Hormones (BHRT)
What are hormones and why do they matter?
Hormones affect every aspect of the functioning of our body, from our metabolism to our mood. As we age, our hormones decline and fall out of balance, resulting in troubling symptoms that include 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 Glen Allen.*
BHRT uses natural hormones, not the synthetic forms found in traditional hormone replacement therapy. All-natural bio-identical hormones are a precise bio-chemical match to your own hormones, which means they can be easily absorbed and processed by the body.
Hormone replacement therapy near Richmond may help improve:*
- Emotional balance
- Muscle mass
- Excess fat
- Sexual function
- Sense of well-being
Frequently Asked Questions about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Glen Allen
How is BHRT administered?
After your initial consultation, we perform an in depth evaluation that includes 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 follow-up and repeated testing to assess your progress. These scheduled check-ins ensure your safety and allow for fine-tuning of your treatment based upon changes in diet, work, sleep, health, and stress.
Does bio-identical hormone replacement therapy hurt?
Not at all. 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.
Are there any side effects with BHRT?
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.
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient depending on symptoms, current health, and patient needs.