Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

At OpTEmizeMD, we are your gateway to a world of advanced healthcare solutions and personalized wellness. We offer a comprehensive exploration of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), a cutting-edge approach to hormonal balance and improved health. We are here to help you with the most up-to-date information, resources, and top-notch care for BHRT. At OpTEmizeMD, our goal is to support you in living your healthiest and happiest life.

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    What is BHRT?

    Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, commonly known as BHRT, is a well-established hormone treatment method in the United States, with a history spanning several decades. BHRT involves the use of hormones that closely similar to the chemical structure of those naturally occurring in the human body.

    Bioidentical hormones, like those used by OpTEmizeMD, harmonize with the body’s chemistry by closely mirroring the molecular structure of naturally produced hormones.

    Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

    Hormone imbalance happens when you have too much or too little of a hormone in your blood. Even a small hormone imbalance can cause issues in your body.

    Signs of Hormone Imbalance in Women
    Hormone Imbalance in women can show up in different ways, including:

    • Feeling very tired
    • Having trouble sleeping
    • Feeling easily annoyed
    • Feeling worried
    • Having mood swings
    • Feeling sad
    • Sweating a lot at night
    • Suddenly feeling hot and flushed
    • Gaining weight
    • Not wanting to have sex
    • Feeling uncomfortable during sex


    Signs of Hormone Imbalance in Men
    Men with hormone Imbalance, especially low testosterone, might experience:

    • Not wanting to have sex
    • Gaining extra fat, especially around the belly
    • Losing muscle and strength
    • Having trouble concentrating
    • Feeling worried
    • Feeling easily annoyed
    • Feeling very tired
    • Having higher blood sugar levels
    • Having higher cholesterol levels

    Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy at OpTEmizeMD

    Bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy represents a highly personalized approach to hormone replacement, designed to ensure the body receives hormones at the precise levels and times it requires, using a delivery method that is efficiently processed by the body.

    • What Does the Therapy Include?
      These pellets are small capsules, approximately the size of a grain of rice, containing bioidentical hormones such as testosterone or estrogen. Bioidentical hormones possess an identical molecular structure to those naturally produced by the body. These pellets are strategically inserted beneath the skin, gradually dissolving over several months, allowing hormones to enter the bloodstream. The research and efforts we have put in indicates that the benefits of hormone optimization can become evident as early as four weeks following pellet insertion. It’s important to note that each individual is unique; some may experience immediate effects, while others may require two or more pellet insertions before they feel the full benefits.
    • Benefits of Pellet Therapy
      Hormones administered through pellet therapy offer several advantages, including bypassing the liver, avoiding effects on clotting factors, eliminating an increased risk of thrombosis, and mitigating hormone level fluctuations that some patients may encounter. With us at OpTEmizeMD, bioidentical hormone pellets are crafted from soy or the yam plant to create estradiol and/or testosterone molecules, in stark contrast to synthetic hormones sourced from animal parts or urine, which possess a different molecular structure than the body’s natural hormones.

    Questions About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) ?

    • What Type of Estrogen is found in Bioidentical Pellets?
      In bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), we utilize bioidentical hormones, which have an identical chemical structure to the hormones naturally produced by the body, specifically estradiol. This approach to BHRT using pellets is designed to minimize the risk of unwanted side effects.
    • How Soon Can You Expect BHRT Pellets to Take Effect?
      The timeline for experiencing the benefits of hormone replacement therapy can vary from patient to patient, as individual symptoms and responses differ. While many hormone therapy patients report some degree of relief in as little as four weeks or even sooner, achieving full optimization may require six months or more. It’s important to note that the journey of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.

    Initiating BHRT Treatment with Us

    Initiating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) involves a straightforward process. First, patients can locate a Biote Certified Provider in their vicinity that is us, at OpTEmizeMD. Subsequently, we suggest patients to schedule an office visit to assess their current hormone levels. Following a comprehensive consultation and extensive laboratory tests, we will determine eligibility for this method. Then after this the patients can arrange a brief follow-up appointment to review their results and, where appropriate, schedule the insertion of pellet therapy.

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    Let Us Assist in Bringing a Change in Your Life with BHRT

    In the realm of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), OpTEmizeMD stands as a beacon of promise and progress. By providing a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to BHRT, OpTEmizeMD empowers individuals to regain control over their hormonal health and well-being. Patients experience relief from symptoms, improved quality of life, and a renewed sense of vitality. With us, the future of BHRT is brighter, offering hope and healing to those seeking a healthier, more vibrant life. Call us today to book an appointment.

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