Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Questions and Answers
Do you think you have a hormone imbalance? Wondering what BHRT is and if it’s for you? At Fountains Medical, our medical professionals can assist you! Please call us for more information or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Madison MS, Jackson MS, Ridgeland MS, Canton MS, Flora MS, Brandon MS and Meltonville MS.
Hormone optimization. If I told you it was the wave of the future what would you say? I hope you’d click right off this page and run because that sounds like a gimmick! Medical science should be tested and refined down to a…well a science.
It’s not the future. It’s a return to the past. The days when you were 25 and you felt great and slept great and you didn’t get raised eyebrows when your doctor looked over your bloodwork or calculated your BMI. We know you don’t feel like you think you should. We know losing weight is harder than it used to be. Feeling ready for action…in more ways than one… is harder than it used to be. Getting out of bed…the struggle is real! It isn’t your fault! There isn’t anything wrong with you. Congratulations! You’ve outlived your hormones!
Why does everything go wrong as we age? Our body stops making the proper complement of hormones, for one thing. We evolved to live long enough to reproduce, and really everything after that was gravy. Nowadays we live so long, our bodies can’t perform optimally for the duration of our lifespans. It all goes to pot in a hurry as we reach middle age. Western medicine has made huge advances in its ability to keep us alive, but it is not focused on ensuring that we enjoy those extra years.
So how about a little better living through chemistry?
The BioTE Method of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy (BHRT) is here at Fountains Medical, and we are so excited for it! So many lives have been improved through this method of hormone optimization, that we are proud to offer it to our clients. If you live in or near Madison, Mississippi, and think you could benefit from BHRT, our dedicated staff at Fountains Medical would be pleased to hear from you and set up an appointment. Our doctor can meet with you to discuss if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a good fit for you.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones that are molecularly identical to those that our bodies naturally produce to treat both men and women who have unbalanced or low hormone levels.
Bioidentical hormones are made from phytoestrogens, which are produced naturally in plants. In this way, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy, since the latter method makes synthetic hormones from substances such as urine from pregnant mares. BHRT commonly replaces hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
What Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help?
There are numerous symptoms that BHRT may help to improve. Traditionally, hormone replacement therapy has been mainly used to alleviate symptoms of menopause or menopause transition. However, BHRT may help improve symptoms commonly associated with aging: fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, and reduced libido.
For patients with perimenopause, BHRT may help with the following:
- Improved sleep
- Improved clarity and memory
- Reduced fatigue
- Reduced bloating
- Increased libido
- Hot flashes
- Less dry skin
Individuals who follow the BioTE Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy typically start seeing results and feeling better within the first three weeks of therapy.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Expensive?
Broken down into a daily cost, BHRT is about $2-3 per day. That fancy coffee drink you get for an afternoon pick-me-up may even be more, but it will not work as well. Keep in mind, this may replace any other hormone replacement you may already be doing, and the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may help reduce your need to seek medical treatment for other symptoms of aging, saving you money long term.
What is in the hormone pellets?
The pellets consist of estrogen or testosterone, plus a small amount of binder. At Fountains Medical, we only use the highest quality pellets which are manufactured in an FDA registered 503B pharmacy, held to the strictest standards for purity, potency, and consistency. The steroid ring that forms the basis of the bioidentical hormone is harvested from soy or yams.
If you are interested in learning more about the BioTE Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using the BioTE Method, or would like to book a consultation with our doctor, we would like to hear from you! You can give us a call at (601) 228-0568, or you can make an appointment to visit Fountains Medical at 120 Fountains Blvd Suite 2002, Madison, Mississippi.
We look forward to meeting you!