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BHRT 101: The Benefits and Risk of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
The Benefits and Risk of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Feb 08

BHRT 101: The Benefits and Risk of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy also known as BHRT, truly is a thing of the future. Sounds like it too. And though it may sound a bit scientific and complicated, it’s actually a simple concept.

As we age, certain components in our body slow down production. Collagen, for instance, which is in charge of the skin’s elasticity, is released less and less as the body focuses on the upkeep of other, more important components and parts. This consequently, result to the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

aging-woman

Image from https://www.sciencenews.org/article/year-review-not-all-bodies-act-their-age

The same goes with hormones. Remember puberty when the body struggled with raging hormones and hormonal imbalance? The same thing happens to a woman’s body again when they reach the age of menopause. This time though, the problem is hormones getting produced less, which leads to a myriad of health-related issues like fatigue, vaginal dryness, and even thinning bones.

So how does one conquer this inevitable aging process?

The answer is quite simple: get more hormones! In this way, hormones are increased and balanced, and the consequences are reversed. Symptoms like vaginal dryness, hot flushes, and difficulty in sleeping are reversed. You will feel youthful again!

The next predicament now would be where to get these needed hormones. That is where BHRT or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy comes in. Since the natural production of hormones in the body is at a decline, the solution is to get “bioidentical” ones – hormones that are chemically identical to the ones produced in the body.

Here are the benefits.

signs of menopause

Aside from those that have been mentioned already, here are other issues that women in the menopausal age might encounter:

  • Loss of hair
  • Lower sexual appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mood instability

…And so much more! But thanks to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, all of these consequences brought about by aging could be turned around.

But what are the risks?

There are a lot of people who are wary with this new therapy though, and they are certainly not without merit. Any new technology, after all, has not been aptly tested and researched yet. With this, some experts are worried that there are side effects to this that we are still not aware of.

pros and cons of BHRT

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Regardless, a lot of women across the country are now catching up and are enjoying the benefits of this treatment.

Are there any other options to increase and balance hormones the natural way?

Of course there are! There are other ways to significantly improve the symptoms of menopause other than BHRT. Traditional Chinese medicine, for one, and Ayurvedic medicine, have herbal practices which have been used for hundreds of years which help the woman’s body adjust to changes brought about by hormonal decrease and imbalance. A healthy lifestyle change can also do the trick: exercising regularly, a good diet, and proper stress management can not only help ease the symptoms of menopause but also improve the quality of life.

Image from https://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/articles/uncommon-treatments-for-menopause-symptoms.htm

Remember that aging is part of the natural process of the body. No one can stop it from happening. However, it is still entirely up to you which path to take on how to tackle the different changes brought about by it. Stay healthy!

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