Traditional hormone therapy is notorious for causing uncomfortable side effects, like mood swings and depression. At Je Lu Ja Spa in Clifton, New Jersey, integrative medicine specialist Maged Boutros, MD, offers a synthetic hormone therapy alternative that mitigates these unwanted side effects. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a specially formulated type of hormone therapy that works with your body to restore balance to your hormones. To schedule an appointment, call the office or request one online today.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the process of replacing lost hormones. Hormones are chemicals your body produces to act as messengers for many of your physical, emotional, and cognitive functions.
When your hormones aren’t balanced, they can negatively impact many of these functions. You may experience slowed digestion, weight changes, and even difficulty controlling your emotions.
By restoring balance to your hormones, hormone therapy can minimize these symptoms and help you look and feel more like yourself.
Unlike traditional hormone therapy, which uses synthetic hormones, BHRT restores your lost hormones with chemically identical replacements.
Derived from horse urine, synthetic hormones can cause uncomfortable side effects, such as nausea, acne, and bloating. Many of these side effects develop because synthetic hormone therapy, available in oral pill form, is not customizable.
Meanwhile, your provider formulates BHRT just for you. BHRT targets your exact hormone imbalance, without any unnecessary synthetics. Made from plant estrogens, usually soy or yams, BHRT may cause fewer side effects than synthetic hormone therapy.
BHRT can offer numerous benefits for men and women, including:
One of the most common reasons women experience hormone imbalances is menopause, which occurs after your final period. That drop in estrogen can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes. BHRT can significantly improve these symptoms.
By restoring balance to your hormone levels, BHRT can help improve vaginal lubrication, decrease hot flashes and night sweats, increase skin elasticity, and promote healthier sleeping patterns.
Like women, men also experience a change in hormones as they age. Andropause, when a man’s testosterone levels plummet, can cause many physical, mental, and cognitive changes. Many men with andropause experience low libido, erectile dysfunction, low muscle mass, and memory retention problems.
BHRT can help promote thicker hair, restore muscle mass, reduce abdominal fat, improve memory, and relieve hormone-related depression.
Je Lu Ja Spa offers BHRT creams, gels, patches, and implantable pellets. After a comprehensive physical exam and blood work, your provider can determine the appropriate method for you.
To learn more about BHRT hormone therapy, call Je Lu Ja Spa or schedule an appointment online today.