If you live in Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville, or other cities of Tennessee and are considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to relive a variety symptoms and restore hormonal imbalances, Dr. Lodge and the staff at Cool Springs MD will gladly provide you with the necessary information so you can make the best decision for your health.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, utilizes bioidentical hormones created from yams, soybeans, and other plants. The hormones are then chemically altered in a laboratory setting to be identical to that same hormone which is produced in the human body. Bioidentical hormones can be used as a natural alternative to the hormones found in your body. They will bind to the same receptors and illicit the same responses in your body.
Hormones play an important role in all of your body’s various systems and can even affect your mood, energy, and development. They help your body regulate different functions ranging from neurological function, metabolism, and even sexual drive. Hormonal imbalances, deficiencies, and irregularities can cause a variety of symptoms. BHRT is used to restore your body’s natural hormonal balance and relieve unwanted symptoms.
How Much Does BHRT Cost?
The cost of BHRT varies on multiple factors, such as the type of hormones your body requires and the method of delivery (creams, pellets, patches etc.). Dr. Lodge will discuss all of your options to determine the types and amounts of hormones that are best suited to your unique needs and you will be provided with a cost during your consultation.
Am I a Candidate for BHRT?
Both men and women are candidates for BHRT. If you are a woman experiencing a decrease in self-esteem, sex drive, rapid changes in body composition, hot flashes and night sweats or insomnia, you may be a candidate for BHRT. It is a great option for women who are going through menopause, post-menopause, and pre-menopause. BHRT can also be used for men who are experiencing symptoms due to hormonal imbalances such as fatigue, lack of libido or poor sexual performance.
How is BHRT Performed?
BHRT is administered through different delivery methods, including subcutaneous pellets, injections, patches, or creams. The dosages can also vary from rhythmic or static BHRT dosages. Rhythmic dosing is given with your body’s natural hormonal cycles in mind while static dosing is performed at predetermined times, either during the week or month. All of these factors will be determined by Dr. Lodge to fit your unique situation.
What is Recovery Like After BHRT?
Fortunately, BHRT is an effective method of treating your symptoms with little if any recovery time. This means you don’t have to worry about spending a long time away from doing all of your favorite activities. At Cool Springs MD, Dr. Lodge has extensive experience and knowledge in bioidentical hormones to ensure that your individualized needs are met effectively.
How Long Will My BHRT Results Last?
Everyone is unique with different baseline hormone levels. Individual BHRT results will vary. At Cool Springs MD, we’re determined to keep you at your best for as long as possible.
We offer BHRT for men and women living in and around Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville, and the nearby communities of Tennessee. Contact us at Cool Springs MD to discuss your unique symptoms with Dr. Lodge and to schedule a consultation.