Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As we get older, we begin to feel less like ourselves. Our energy levels decrease, our desire fades, our ability to focus may get cloudy, our moods and emotions may seem to be set on “random” or “shuffle”,
Some people may begin to experience hot and cold flashes. We, at Metrolina Medical Associates in Rock Hill, can help treat your symptoms with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
But what is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
Our Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in Rock Hill is used to treat significant reduction in hormone levels. It helps relieve symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause. It also helps treat various conditions including thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and insulin resistance.
If you choose to seek treatment for any of these symptoms, we are here to help.
How is BHRT different from traditional HRT?
Traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses synthetic hormones that raises your blood levels to supra-physiologic levels. This in-turn sets off a natural negative feedback by the body which further depresses the body’s own production of the hormones.
Since these hormones are synthetic, there are many potentially unwanted side-effects and possible dangers that have scared off too many patients from seeking treatment.
BHRT, at Metrolina Medical Associates, uses hormones that are identical to what your body makes.
These hormones can be applied directly to the skin in the form of a cream. The levels can be controlled better than their synthetic counterparts. This allows for a more physiologic and natural replacement that is safer than traditional HRT.
We can treat all hormone deficiencies with BHRT. Whether it is an underactive thyroid, low testosterone levels, imbalanced estrogen and progesterone levels, dysfunctional adrenal gland or low levels of growth hormone in both men and women.
What can I expect during my initial BHRT appointment?
After the exam and a consultation, Dr. Kedar will explain how BHRT works and what results you can reasonably expect.
Are there any side effects?
BHRT is relatively safe when done under the guidance of a qualified physician. Patients with a personal history of cancer may not be able to undergo BHRT but can have other options to balance their hormone levels.