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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Integrative Medicine Practice & Board Certified OBGYN in ,

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in

Low levels of hormones like testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and others can cause many distressing and unpleasant symptoms. Kristine Van Kirk, MD, and Kelly Gebauer, WHNP-BC, of Healthy Lifestyle Medicine in Cheyenne, Wyoming, offer a solution with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). They use pelleted implants or custom-compounded hormones made from plants to deliver optimal effects safely. To find out how you could benefit from BHRT, call Healthy Lifestyle Medicine, or book an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treats hormone imbalances in men and women. It uses extracts from plants rather than synthetic replicas from a lab to restore levels of hormones like estrogen and progesterone (the female sex hormones), testosterone (the male sex hormone), and other hormones.

Hormones derived from plants match what your body produces at the molecular level. Artificial hormones don’t match as closely, meaning your body might not be able to absorb them so readily. Side effects are also more likely with standard HRT.

In addition to blood tests for identifying hormone imbalances, Healthy Lifestyle Medicine uses the DUTCH Test®, which delivers the most comprehensive assessment of sex hormones and those produced by the adrenal glands.

Why might I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

You might benefit from BHRT if the Healthy Lifestyle Medicine team diagnoses a hormone imbalance. One of the most widespread problems caused by a fall in hormones is the beginning of menopause symptoms.

Menopause is the time in a woman’s middle years when estrogen and progesterone levels fall, and she’s no longer able to get pregnant. BHRT is highly effective in combating symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.

The Healthy Lifestyle Medicine team uses BHRT to address numerous problems linked to low hormone levels, offering benefits such as:

  • Increased sex drive
  • Heightened sexual satisfaction
  • Improved sleep
  • Higher energy levels
  • Better concentration and memory
  • Relief from depression
  • Decreased anxiety

BHRT can also improve your overall physical health, from giving you better skin to lowering your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels.

What does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy involve?

The Healthy Lifestyle Medicine team uses pellete bioidentical hormone replacement therapy from Pellecome®. Your provider inserts a tiny BHRT pellet under your skin, and the pellet releases a steady dose of hormones into your body. Pellecome BHRT pellets last for 3-4 months; then, you simply go back for more.

This delivery system is more reliable and consistent than alternatives like BHRT oral medications, patches, or injections. Pellets are also more convenient because you don’t need to worry about taking pills or medications every day.

If pellets aren’t right for you, Healthy Lifestyle Medicine also offers custom-compounded BHRT formulas. The specialized lab that produces these products tailors them to your body’s specific needs.

To find out how BHRT could relieve the many problems caused by hormone imbalances, contact Healthy Lifestyle Medicine. You can call their office today or go online to book an appointment.

 

To learn more about Pellecome BHRT please visit https://pellecome.com/patients/