Hormones are vital chemical messengers that control the body's communication pathways and affect many aspects of overall health. While natural therapies and diet changes should alway be considered as first line therapy when appropriate, sometimes herbs, minerals and diet just aren't enough to reinstate balance. This is where BHRT comes in.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances can include but are not limited to: hot flashes, night sweats, difficult menopause & peri-menopause, andropause, PMS and painful periods, endometriosis, irregular periods/amenorrhea, fertility issues, PCOS, abnormal hair growth, hair loss, weight gain, muscle loss, decreased libido, fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, bone loss, anxiety/ depression, brain fog, etc.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Unlike synthetically formulated hormones, bioidentical hormones have the same molecule structure as those occurring in men and women. Because they have a chemical structure identical to endogenous human hormones, they bind to and activate our receptors in the same way our own endogenous hormones do.
Bioidentical hormones can be used to correct hormonal imbalances and deficiencies in estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormones. They can also be used to replace synthetic hormone replacement therapy should patient's lab values appear normal, but symptomatically they remain feeling unwell.
Why Bioidentical over Synthetic?
When considering bioidentical vs synthetically formulated hormones, efficacy, side effects, and overall safety must be considered.
NOTE: If you have a personal or direct family history of cancer, BHRT should be considered on a case by case basis.
BHRT prescribed from a Naturopath
The following therapeutics can be prescribed from Naturopathic Doctors licensed to prescribed bio-identical hormones:
If you think you may have hormone imbalances or thyroid issues, and wish to look at alternative and or supportive therapies to your medication(s), please use the link below to connect with Dr. Holmberg, ND or call the office at 647 351 7282.
* BHRT is only available to current and active patients of Dr. Holmberg, ND seen within the last 6 months. For BHRT, all patients must first see Dr. Holmberg, ND for consultation.
* Appropriate serum/saliva/urine testing, ultrasounds, bone mineral density, and PAP testing is necessary to monitor the safety, efficacy and appropriate dosing of transdermal hormones.
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