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What You Need to Know about BHRT

February 24th, 2023

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, provides a time-tested way for men and women to maintain their mental and physical health as they age.

This is important because hormones make everything in our bodies function properly.

Meanwhile, both sexes experience declining hormones with age. No one avoids it.

Maintaining hormones at healthy levels through BHRT can go a long way toward making sure the various systems within your body will continue to function optimally, even as your body loses its ability to produce its own hormones.

What specific benefits does BHRT provide?

Reduced Symptoms from Perimenopause, Menopause, and Andropause

At some point, usually during their 40s and 50s, women’s ovaries lose their ability to produce estrogen and progesterone. Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause are wide-ranging and can include fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, low sex drive, and brain fog.

The equivalent for men is called andropause, which occurs when the testicles no longer produce sufficient amounts of testosterone. Like perimenopause and menopause, andropause results in wide-ranging symptoms.

Restoring hormones to healthy levels through BHRT can eliminate these symptoms for both men and women.

Preservation of Muscle Mass

Men and women both experience a decline in the production of testosterone with age.

Meanwhile, testosterone is critical for maintaining muscle mass. In particular, it promotes the repair and replacement of damaged muscle cells.

Increased Bone Density

Bone loss affects more than 50% of American women and 20% of American men that are older than 50.

Estrogen and testosterone replacement can help both sexes to maintain or increase bone density, thereby reducing the risk of bone fractures.

Improved Sex Drive and Sexual Function

A reduction in testosterone production can lead to low sex drive in both men and women.

For women, one consequence of diminished estrogen production can be vaginal dryness and atrophy, which can result in sex being painful.

For men, diminished testosterone production can lead to erectile disfunction.

Restoring estrogen and testosterone to healthy levels can restore libido and sexual function.

Protection From Chronic Illness

Declining hormones have been linked to long-term health concerns like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Conversely, properly supervised BHRT can be protective when it comes to your overall health.

Enhanced Brain Health

Women’s brains need healthy levels of estrogen to function properly. Similarly, men’s brains need healthy levels of testosterone. Age-related hormone decline has been linked to diminished cognitive ability and may be a risk factor for developing degenerative neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Conversely, bioidentical hormone therapy can help to maintain brain health as you age.

Why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Not all hormone therapies are alike.

Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones made by your body, making them safer and more effective.

Regular blood testing ensures that hormones are maintained at optimal levels to maximize benefits and eliminate side effects.

Ready to learn how BHRT can lead to a healthier and happier you? Renew Youth is here to guide you. To learn more, schedule your free 30-minute consultation by calling 800-859-7511 or use our contact form.

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