What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Wisconsin Men and Women

Hormones are the chemical messengers that travel through our blood stream, enter cells by unlocking a door called a receptor, and flip the switches that govern growth, development, and mental and physical functioning. The exact chemical structure of the body's hormones is incredibly important, because in order for hormone therapy to fully replicate the normal functioning present in the human body it must match the original structure of that hormone exactly.

Hormone Chemical Structure

Bio-identical hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones made by the human body. Structural differences exist between bio-identical hormones and those available commercially, which are typically synthetic like esterified estrogens and medroxyprogesterone or animal derived like conjugated equine estrogens. In order to be patented, synthetic hormones have side chains added to a natural substance. Synthetic hormones are not found in humans, and are not identical in structure or function to the bio-identical hormones they are intended to replace.

MD Custom Rx is the compounding pharmacy in Wisconsin offering the most complete selection of bio-identical hormones for women AND men, treating a complete array of symptoms and hormone imbalances. We will work with you and your Wisconsin physician to analyze testing results and determine the best BHRT plan for you.

Take Charge of Your Body, Naturally

With medical advancements and greater knowledge about the human body, there are many choices when it comes to aging gracefully. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is one option for Wisconsin residents for support throughout life. These are hormones with the same chemical makeup as hormones already found in the body. Replacement therapy with bio-identical hormones may ease hormone disruption and keep the body healthy.

Why Are Hormones Disrupted?

Hormone levels in men and women can begin to decline naturally as part of the aging process. While this may seem like a gift as acne is reduced and you no longer experience painful growth spurts, there are drawbacks. This completely normal occurrence might cause issues if hormone levels are not monitored. If certain hormones drop too low, they may cause an imbalance within the body and cause greater health problems. Serious conditions including osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis are among those health conditions which may be attributed to imbalanced hormones.

Some of the factors affecting hormone levels include pregnancy or premature menopause, medications including insulin and pain killers, stress, and even the food you eat. With so many potential causes of hormonal disruption, it’s important to test for the cause and get to the bottom of the source to prevent further symptoms.

The Effects of Aging for Men and Women

Men and women both experience symptoms from low hormone levels, though in women the symptoms may seem more prevalent post-menopause. With disrupted hormone levels, many women report weight gain, headaches, fatigue, or even depression. It is not uncommon to experience mood swings when hormones are unbalanced. Unfortunately, many Wisconsin women attribute these symptoms solely to peri- or postmenopausal changes and ignore these warning signs until it is too late.

Men may face low testosterone levels during andropause, possibly resulting in Metabolic Syndrome which leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and abdominal obesity. There have even been studies by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in regards to the role of low testosterone in memory loss.

Fortunately, both men and women can benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy recommended by MD Custom Rx.

Hormone Testing Parameters

The “It’s All About Balance Program” for men and women from MD Custom Rx includes a saliva test kit you can take at home to send in for laboratory testing. Otherwise, you may arrange an appointment with your personal anti-aging practitioner for additional testing of your blood or urine.

Follow-up testing at regularly designated intervals will allow for later adjustments on which hormones and what level is received to relieve symptoms and promote full body health.

Properly Guided BHRT Results

Quality, custom compounded prescriptions from MD Custom Rx can alleviate some of the potential symptoms of low or imbalanced hormone levels. Our bio-identical hormone pharmacist will work with you to determine which course of hormone therapy will work best for your body’s needs. MD Custom Rx is the premiere source in Wisconsin for bio-identical hormones and our pharmacists are ready to help you understand your hormone replacement plan for a natural aging process.

For more information on the benefits of natural hormone therapy, contact MD Custom Rx pharmacists for details.

Call MD Custom Rx today at 262.373.1050 in Wisconsin for BHRT testing and treatment options.

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