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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps both men and women who are experiencing hormonal deficiencies. As you enter the middle years of your life, you may begin to experience symptoms from low hormone levels, such as weight loss, depression, sleep issues, loss of libido, hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain. Hormone imbalances stem from a variety of causes. Men may experience hormonal imbalances due to andropause or low testosterone levels. Women may experience hormonal imbalances due to menopause or low levels of estrogen and progesterone. Fortunately, these hormonal imbalances can easily be managed and corrected with personalized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Bioidentical hormones are the most natural way to treat medical issues that are associated with age-related hormone imbalances, such as low libido, fatigue, and more. Since BHRT hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones that your body naturally produces, bioidentical hormones generate the same responses as your body’s natural hormones, making them safer and more effective.

BHRT Treatment Benefits

  • Safer because these hormones are identical to the body’s naturally produced hormones
  • Lower risk of breast cancer
  • Equally effective as traditional hormone replacement therapy
  • Customized dosage to fit your needs
  • Available in many forms, including implantable hormone pellets
  • Uses multiple hormones for restoration of natural hormonal balance
 

Why use bioidentical hormones?

Over the last 10 years, clinical research has shown that bioidentical hormones have distinct advantages and safety benefits over conventional non-identical oral hormones such as Provera and Premarin. The North American Menopause Society, the leading academic medical organization that focuses on hormone replacement therapy in women, has recommended bioidentical hormones for relief of menopause symptoms and has endorsed them for their unique safety benefits and dosing customization.

Bioidentical hormones are equally effective as traditional non-identical hormones found in pill form at treating conditions associated with low hormone levels in both men and women, including low testosterone levels, menopause, hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, and other conditions. Bioidentical hormones, such as testosterone, estradiol, and progesterone, share the same exact chemical structure as your body’s own hormones, which adds to their safety profile and makes them more effective. Some studies have even suggested a reduced breast cancer risk with female hormone replacement therapy when estrogen is used alone rather than with progesterone.

 

What makes bioidentical hormone therapy unique?

Bioidentical hormones are delivered via implantation under the skin or through a cream applied to the skin as opposed to traditional pills. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) allows for very flexible and individualized dosing as multiple hormones can be combined for balanced replacement that addresses multiple symptoms at once. They are prescribed just like other medications and can be custom compounded by specially trained pharmacists to allow for unique administrations like implantation by Dr. Paukman.

How can I get started with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Paukman and the staff at Paukman BioAge Clinic are happy to discuss bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with you. To schedule a consultation, please call our Manhattan office at 212-336-1555, our Brooklyn office at 718-376-6501, or request an appointment online. Please feel free to view our patient information and review the steps of your clinical evaluation prior to your appointment with Dr. Paukman.