At the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, located in Appleton, WI, we fully subscribe to the belief that age-related hormone decline can be corrected by dosing key hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone via bioidentical hormone replacement therapy—and we are devoted to being experts in this clinical procedure. Learn about how you can achieve the balanced body chemistry you experienced when you were younger through this innovative therapy.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Explained
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is one of the safest and most efficacious methods of treating the symptoms of both menopause and andropause and can be used to help men and women when individual hormone levels drop or become otherwise unbalanced. Additionally, BHRT can be used as a treatment for alleviating symptoms associated with cancer therapies, adrenal and/or thyroid disorders, resistance to insulin, osteoporosis, as well as fibromyalgia and a host of other conditions.
BHRT is administered in varied forms, including injections, pellets, and creams, and depending on your needs, dosages, and protocol will be personalized to align with your individual body chemistry. Furthermore, at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, we believe in “test, do not guess.” This means that we will seek to optimize your hormone levels while remaining in close, personal communication with you to ensure your treatment is effective and that adjustments are made in a real-time capacity.
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Who is a Candidate for BHRT? Is BHRT Right for Me?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is proven to be able to restore balance to one’s life. As such, men and women are both candidates for BHRT. Additionally, here are some other factors that may make you a candidate for BHRT:
- You are a woman experiencing menopause or perimenopause
- You are a man experiencing andropause
- You are fatigued and have noticed problems with sleep patterns
- You are faced with mood swings, hot flashes, and night sweats
- You are a woman experiencing vaginal dryness
- You deal with memory loss, foggy thinking, anxiety, and depression
- You have been dealing with weight gain and decreased muscle tone
- You are over the age of 35
If you are experiencing some of these problems and are a man or woman over the age of 35, then BHRT might help you regain your old sense of self along with your vitality.
What are the Key Benefits to Getting Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
When you decide to embark upon bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you will experience many benefits once your body adjusts to the new hormones, including:
- Improvement in your energy and mood
- Enhanced sex drive and enjoyment
- Control of hot flashes and night sweats
- Increased ability to get to sleep and remain asleep
- A noticeable difference in the appearance of your skin and hair via new collagen and elastin production
- The ability to produce new hair follicles
- Preservation of your bones as well as normalization of bone resorption and bone building, diminishing the risk for osteoporosis and other similar conditions
Ultimately, BHRT presents a unique opportunity to turn back the hands of time and help your body feel and look younger!
BHRT at Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine
Interested in learning more about the types of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offered by the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine? We invite you to keep reading and explore the options available to you.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
We offer individualized BHRT programs for women that are designed to improve hormonal issues via a doctor-led targeted plan. Our team will examine lifestyle factors and diet, as well as conduct other whole-body analyses to determine the effective course of action for you.
Hormone Pellet Therapy
Our hormone pellet therapy is a form of BHRT that is inserted under the skin via a painless in-office procedure. The pellets are comprised of estradiol or testosterone and are designed to deliver a consistent level of hormones to the bloodstream, avoiding fluctuations that are sometimes experienced with other delivery methods.
What Should I Expect from My BHRT Treatment?
When you decide to replace your hormones with hormones that are 100% identical, you are taking the first step to once again realizing the feelings of vitality and exuberance that you felt in your youth. At the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, we will partner with you to devise a plan of action that fits your needs as well as your health and wellness goals. Then, once implemented, you can expect to begin feeling the full effects of BHRT within approximately three months. Of course, we do engage in lab work along the way—usually at 3 months once started—simply to fulfill our mantra of “test do not guess.”