BHRT for Women Chicago
Target Menopause Symptoms with BHRT for Women
Poor energy, low sex drive, weight gain – these frustrating symptoms are probably not your fault. As women age and menopause hits, hormones shift significantly.
The result? A lifechanging hormonal imbalance. Some of the symptoms of menopause include:
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Night sweats
- Pain during sex
- Vaginal dryness
- Low sex drive
- Urinary incontinence
- Hot flashes
- Poor mental clarity
Because of these challenging symptoms, many women seek BHRT. BHRT in Chicago has helped thousands of women overcome menopause symptoms. These women feel more energetic and like younger versions of themselves.
That being said, who can you trust with your treatment? West Loop, Wicker Park and Streeterville residents can turn to Ellehomme Holistic Med Spa for effective BHRT.
What is BHRT and how does it work?
BHRT stands for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Why replace hormones? Because hormones play a key role in all of your bodily functions. Hormones control your metabolism, appetite, heart rate, body temperature, sleep patterns, and more.
As your estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels decline, your doctor can replace them with bio-identical hormones.
But what are bio-identical hormones? Bio-identical hormones are plant-based hormones that are similar to the hormones that are naturally produced by your body.[i]
What should you expect when you choose BHRT? First, your doctor will conduct saliva and blood tests to determine your personal hormone levels. Next, he or she will identify which hormones are low.
After your doctor understands your needs, he or she will create a special combination of hormones just for you.
Finally, your doctor will provide treatment instructions. Your treatment might include pills or creams, but pellet injection is most effective.
What is the pellet injection process like?
Hormone pellets are the size of a grain of rice. They are inserted under the skin, where they release a consistent dose of hormones.
The pellet insertion procedure takes less than 10 minutes, and it is virtually painless! Some patients experience slight discomfort, swelling or bruising after treatment. However, side effects are mild and they resolve quickly.
As the pellet dissolves in the body over the course of 3-6 months, the hormones are released into the body. When the hormones build up, Chicago patients feel reinvigorated.
Many women who choose BHRT feel years younger. Most patients report high satisfaction rates.
Benefits of Bio-identical hormone therapy
- Consistent: Pellets stay in the body and constantly provide hormones.
- Personalized: Your doctor will monitor your hormone treatment, and can adjust hormone levels as needed.
- Natural: The hormones match your body’s natural hormones.
- Easy: The pellet insertion procedure is quick, painless and noninvasive.
BHRT promotes better sleep and better moods. It also strengthens the skin, hair and bones. Furthermore, BHRT supports muscle building and toning.
Other treatment methods, like pills or creams, come with a few downsides. For example, with pills or creams, your body will experience spurts of hormones instead of consistent hormonal balance. These spurts of hormones may cause new or worsened symptoms.[ii]
In addition, complications like blood clots are less likely to happen with pellet therapy than with oral tablets. [iii] In fine, pellets create balance and better health.
What is the difference between Bio-identical hormone therapy and other hormonal therapies?
Bio-identical hormone therapy uses 100% natural plant hormones that match human hormones exactly. Alternately, other hormone treatments are manufactured in labs or extracted from animals.[iv]
How BHRT fends off disease
It is possible that BHRT may improve symptoms of major diseases like:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Thyroid health
- And more
BHRT and major diseases are not yet well-studied, but some research indicates that hormonal therapy can improve health in weighty ways.
For instance, one 2017 study found that women in their 50s who used hormone therapy showed lower mortality risks.[v]
Another study involved women who were carriers of Alzheimer’s disease and also being treated with BHRT. Research showed that patients who stopped hormone therapy were six times more likely to exhibit telomere shortening – a telltale sign of Alzheimer’s.
On the other hand, individuals who stayed on hormone replacement therapy showed no signs of telomere shortening.[vi]
Stay happy & healthy through menopause and beyond
BHRT is the best way to relieve menopause symptoms in 2021. This anti-aging method is powerful because it works from the inside out. In short, BHRT has the power to keep you comfortable through the years to come.
Are you feeling fatigue, depression, or poor mental clarity? If so, it is time to schedule a consultation.
If you’re interested in BHRT in West Loop, Wicker Park, Streeterville or surrounding areas, choose the well-seasoned experts of ElleHomme. Give us a call today.
[iii] OBGYN Specialists of Palm Beach
[iv] Wellington Anti-Aging Center