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If you have been following this blog series, you know we have covered progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone deficiency all of which are very common types of imbalance. Lastly, as a provider that manages hormones you will frequently have patients with elevated androgens. These patients may or may not have been previously diagnosed with PCOS. They present with acne, facial hair and menstrual problems suspecting hormone imbalance. These women usually come in before menopause sets in usually between the late teens to mid-thirties and possibly even in the forties.
If you have been following this blog series, you know we have covered progesterone deficiency which correlates with perimenopausal patients and those suffering with PMS. We have also discussed estrogen deficiency which is common in menopausal women. This article covers androgen deficiency in women. Even though androgens include testosterone and DHEA, this article will address testosterone. DHEA deficiency is also common but it is an adrenal hormone and best covered in that context.
This is part 2 of a series of four common types hormone imbalance BHRT providers find in their patients including the causes of the imbalance, typical lab findings, and treatment suggestions.
There are four common categories of patients that new BHRT providers can expect to see repeatedly in their practices. This 4-part series will cover these along with the causes, typical lab findings, and treatment suggestions.
The quick answer is yes, bioidentical hormones are FDA approved but hold on, this is a very controversial and somewhat complex topic that requires more explanation.
With the demand and popularity of BHRT more and more providers are opening up BHRT practices or offering BHRT in their existing practice. There is plenty of opportunity since this is an underserved market. It is a great situation for both providers and the women needing their help.
Beyond the amazing benefits of BHRT patients experience, providers offering BHRT also experience rewards. One of the most enjoyable is being able to become your own boss.
BHRT is a Patient Driven Movement Having been in the field of BHRT for over 25 years I have followed its history and watched it grow since providers first started prescribing it in the early 90’s. I can confidently say that BHRT is more than just a high demand...
I am sure you have read or heard someone say that there is no research to support the use of bioidentical hormones, often referred to as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy BHRT for short. One the other hand, proponents declare that there is plenty of supporting...
Sure, you and your patients know the common menopausal symptoms but in reality, hormone imbalance extends much further. Patients are well read and quite savvy. They understand that stress hormones can go awry, and thyroid function can be compromised. Still...