We hope you find our blogs helpful! They are written to help you learn more about BHRT and keep up with the latest information on women’s health and hormones.
Hormone testing is an important part of BHRT therapy. Here are the basics—the different types and how they are used.
There are some basic things to understand before you get started with BHRT therapy in your practice. Here are four key components of BHRT training.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions to help you integrate it into your practice.
Answering the simple question: What is BHRT? can get complicated. Here are five basic talking points to help you explain BHRT to your patients.
A large percentage of the women going to plastic surgeons, aesthetic medical practices or dermatologists are in their 40s or 50s. Whether they opt for surgical or non-surgical procedures like laser or injectables or both, they want to look their best and they have some disposable income to do so.
Yes, that does say billion in the title of this article. According to Bank of America, the field of antiaging, longevity, and regenerative medicine is set to exceed more than $610 billion by 2025 from its current estimated $110 billion. That’s just in the US. Globally, the market size has reached $17 trillion and is expected to grow to $27 trillion by 2026. “The Longevity Industry will be the Biggest and Most Complex Industry in Human History”, according to the Aging Analytics Agency. These are mind-boggling figures especially since this field is still in its infancy.
I’m sure that you see patients every single day in your practice that complain of hot flashes, night sweats, foggy thinking, low sex drive, weight gain, fatigue or mood problems such as depression, anxiety or irritability. In fact, 85 percent of women report experiencing symptoms during the menopausal transition.
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.
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.