BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Women
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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)for Women
Bioidentical hormone replacement using the pellet method of hormone therapy has changed the manner women age. In the past, women died more frequently in childbirth, PMS was an imaginary problem, and menopause, with all of its age related infirmities, was just another stage of life to be endured and lived with.
Today, we know that we don’t have to accept hormonal imbalance. Natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has helped improve not only the quality of our lives, but also how long we live them.
Estrogen - BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts her at increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions.
There are estrogen receptors in a variety of organs throughout the body and brain. That's why hormonal imbalance produces different symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, mood and cognitive decline. On the other hand, when estrogen levels rise as they do in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available in the spaces between the brain's nerve cells. That improves mood. Within the brain, estrogen may in fact act as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. It is therefore essential that a woman suffering from premature ovary failure or surgical menopause receive treatment from a HRT physician who understands the many ramifications of the disease and is willing and able to meet her endocrine and emotional needs.
Testosterone - Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle
tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of
mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle growth even with regular exercise.
The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women and dangerous to long term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.
The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. By not having bio-identical hormone therapy the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis and pain in the muscles and joints.
Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy
In 2002 the National Institutes of Health cut short the Women's Health
Initiative (WHI) trial because Prempro4 was found to be associated with a
significant increase in the relative risk of breast cancer as well as
significant increases in the relative hormone therapy risk of heart attack,
stroke, and venous thrombosis. This caused millions of women to stop taking
their synthetic hormones up to 70 percent according to one survey. Hormone
replacement therapy patients and physicians were shaken by the news and began to
search for alternatives.
The Right Choice – Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in Tyler, East Texas
By "bioidentical", we mean that the biochemical structure of the hormone is perfectly matched to the hormone produced in a woman's body by her endocrine system. Bio-identicals used in hormone replacement therapy are neither a horse's hormone nor an artificially formulated (synthetic) that is intentionally manufactured to be slightly different from human hormone in order to patent it.
Bioidentical hormones are plant-based, natural substances that our bodies can metabolize in the way it was designed to do, minimizing side effects. These compounded bioidentical hormones can be matched to each woman's unique needs, something that’s impossible with mass-manufactured products.
Countless women and men have now made the switch to natural bio-identical hormone therapy. These human-identicals have long been preferred for hormone therapy in Japan, France and other European countries. They've been the subjects of many research studies on bioidentical hormone therapy in which significant health benefits have been reported for both women and men. Data also continues to indicate that receiving bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at the start of menopause can be very important to a woman's ongoing health.
Bio-identical Therapies Are NOT Equal!
Other bioidentical hormone delivery methods, creams, pills, injections and even miniscule capsules do not provide the balanced hormones that factor into good health. The subcutaneous bioidentical pellet method of hormone therapy, on the other hand, can deliver a constant stream of hormones into your bloodstream twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Not all methods of bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy are created the same either. Buyers beware of imitations! Some bioidentical hormone therapy pellets use fillers or more pure ingredients and compounding methods. The physician's experience in diagnosis and hormone replacement pellet insertion procedures can also make a significant difference in the efficacy of your treatment.
Years of research went into developing the BioTE® Medical method. In the end, it was uniquely formulated to work with your body's chemistry to support individual hormonal balance and optimum health.
BioTE® Medical only uses the right kind of natural bioidentical hormone (biologically identical), using the proper delivery system (quality hormone replacement pellet therapy placed under the skin), in the proper amounts (through accurate testing, analysis and individualized to your hormonal needs) that will work for three to six months, and for some, even longer!
As a highly qualified physician prescribing other bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treatments, Dr. Mack Stewart's background, training and expertise make him an expert in his field. He is committed to aiding his patients in living the best lives possible free from the symptoms of menopause and andropause. Always a proponent of bioidentical hormone replacement therapies, his insight and experience with the use of pellet hormone therapy has brought this natural HRT to his patients in Texas.
A few weeks on BioTE® and the difference in your life will be very relevant. You will begin to experience a sense of vitality you haven't felt in years, you will wake up more rested, think with more clarity and enjoy your sexual arousal again.
BioTE® Medical only uses the right kind of natural bioidentical hormone (biologically identical), using the proper delivery system (quality hormone therapy pellets placed under the skin), in the proper amounts (through accurate testing, analysis and individualized to your hormonal needs) that will work for three to six months, and for some, even longer!
Call us at 903-561-0300 for a consultation.
Dr. Mack D. Stewart
Mack D. Stewart, MD, has been a practicing physician in Tyler since 1987. Learn More