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Answering FAQs About Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

November 27, 2023

Whether you’re a man struggling with low testosterone or a woman going through menopause or dealing with a hormonal imbalance, there is treatment available. No one should have to suffer through the frustrating symptoms of imbalanced hormones! Hormone replacement therapy has been an effective way to get relief, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a more natural approach with the same results. We are often asked about this form of treatment, so here are a few frequently asked questions about bioidentical hormone therapy and our answers:

Synthetic vs. Bioidentical: What’s the difference?

Synthetic hormones found in traditional hormone replacement therapy are typically derived from pregnant horse urine and other synthetic substances made in a lab. BHRT is safe and effective, just like traditional hormone therapy, except it utilizes natural plant-based hormones that better match what your body naturally produces.

Who can benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy?

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BHRT can help both men and women in a variety of ways. For men, hormone replacement therapy helps to increase testosterone levels and relieve symptoms such as ED, hair loss, weight gain, anxiety, and depression. Men can see significant improvement in their sex life, metabolism, and mood while taking hormone therapy.

For women, bioidentical hormone therapy is effective in treating common symptoms of menopause, such as insomnia, mood swings, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, brain fog, and more. Other women facing chronic conditions or autoimmune disorders may also struggle with a hormonal imbalance and can also see improvement in their sex drive, energy levels, sleep quality, and mental clarity.

How long does it take to start seeing results from BHRT?

Hormone therapy is a very individualized treatment; therefore, positive effects and results can vary depending on the person. Within one to three months, you may start to notice that you are sleeping better, have a higher sex drive, feel more energized, and don’t experience as many hot flashes or night sweats. Overall, it takes time for your body’s hormones to adjust and become balanced again, so it may take you longer to notice results than others.

Are there any risks or side effects?

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BHRT is generally a safe treatment option for many; however, it’s important to speak with your doctor about any potential situations that would interfere and make hormone therapy a nonviable option for your body.

How do I get started with hormone treatment?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is by prescription only, so once you’ve gotten a prescription for BHRT from your doctor, you can come to us for prescription fills and refills. We even offer home delivery to the local area, as well as a med sync program so you can pick up all of your prescriptions on the same day every month.

Where can I get compounded bioidentical hormone therapy?

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Compounded medications are made in a lab by trained pharmacists specializing in compounding services. Not every pharmacy is a compounding one, and we are proud to be a local compounding pharmacy in Tennessee serving Clarksville and the surrounding areas. If a standard dose isn’t working for you, we coordinate with you and your doctor to formulate an exact dosage of BHRT that will provide the maximum benefits. We can also alter the form to your preference so you can choose from gels, creams, and more.

We hope these questions and answers have been helpful for you regarding bioidentical hormone therapy and how it may be able to help you. Reach out to us today about BHRT in Clarksville so you can begin the journey toward better health!