• Beth Sanger

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Women's Health

Perimenopause and menopause are natural stages of every woman’s life. But while some women pass through these transitional stages with relatively little discomfort, others find this time extremely difficult. If you’re suffering from the side effects of perimenopause & menopause and searching for relief, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) could help.

Symptoms and Reactions

Most women begin perimenopause in their 40s or late 30s and the duration can range from a few months up to ten years. Menopause follows immediately after and lasts from 10 months to 4 years. The official onset of menopause begins once a woman has missed her period for 12 consecutive months.

If you’re experiencing one or more of the following side effects, they may be a result of perimenopause or menopause:

  • Hot flashes, night sweats or cramps

  • Depression, anxiety, headaches or mood swings

  • More pronounced premenstrual syndrome & irregular periods

  • Lower libido, vaginal dryness, discomfort during sex or difficulties reaching climax

  • Fatigue or insomnia

  • Tenderness in the breasts or general bloating

  • Urinary troubles such as increased urgency and frequency or leakage when sneezing/coughing

How does BHRT work?

The above symptoms are often caused by a hormonal imbalance. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy matches the exact hormonal structure created by your body to control or eliminate the side effects of limited or unbalanced hormone production.

In essence, BHRT tricks your body into believing your ovaries are still producing natural hormones to relieve symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

Natural bioidentical hormone options include:

  • Progesterone

  • Testosterone

  • Bi-estrogen

  • Pregnenolone

  • DHEA

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

From controlling mood swings to regulating periods, helping you sleep and revamping your sex drive, BHRT has been shown to combat every negative side effect of hormonal imbalance.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used during perimenopause and menopause or by patients who have yet to reach perimenopause but suffer from exceptionally difficult PMS.

Why Pharmaceutical Compounding?

Given that every women’s body is unique, BHRT is ideally accomplished with the help of pharmaceutical compounding.

The benefit of compounded BHRT over factory manufactured hormones is that doses can be modified to replicate the precise chemical structure found in a patient’s body. This exact match leads to a greater acceptance and absorption of the hormone replacement. The human body can integrate bioidentical hormones into its systems more efficiently than synthetic commercially available alternatives.

Hormones can be compounded into a variety of mediums:

  • Oral – capsules or sublingual drops

  • Vaginal – topical cream or gel

  • Injectables

Getting Started

To find out if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you, make an appointment to see a physician who specializes in hormone therapy. We can suggest a great doctor near you.

Let AXIS work with your healthcare provider to create a customized medication just for you. As a bonus, we can deliver right to your door at no extra cost!