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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in the greater Metairie and Lake Charles, LA area

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are chemical duplicates of those the human body produces. At Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, experienced integrative medicine specialist Trip Goolsby, MD, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in two convenient offices in Metairie and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Call the office nearest you or book your appointment online today.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) relieves the symptoms of hormone depletion using hormones that are chemically identical to those your body produces. BHRT comes in many forms, including:

  • Pellets (implanted under your skin)
  • Pills you take orally
  • Patches you place on your skin
  • Creams and gels you apply to your skin
  • Injections 

With all types of BHRT, the hormones are derived from plant sources. In contrast, traditional hormone replacement uses hormones from animal sources that aren’t exact chemical matches to the body’s natural hormones. 

Dr. Goolsby performs detailed hormone testing to determine what type of hormones and what dose you need to relieve your symptoms and restore your health. 

Do I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for hot flashes?

Hot flashes affect about 75% of women in menopause, causing an overpowering flush of heat and discomfort, so they’re often very disruptive and challenging to live with. 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an excellent option for relieving hot flashes. It restores your hormones quickly, which allows your body to return to its pre-menopause hormone balance. 

In addition to relieving hot flashes, BHRT provides powerful relief of other menopause symptoms like low libido, night sweats, mood changes, and brain fog. BHRT can also help prevent osteoporosis and heart disease, as both are tied to menopause in women. 

Can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy help with male menopause?

Just as BHRT can relieve menopause symptoms, it can help men facing age-related changes known as andropause or male menopause. Men often have symptoms like decreased sexual virility, loss of muscle mass, and mood swings. BHRT restores testosterone levels and rapidly relieves these symptoms. 

What other issues can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treat?

The human body produces more than 50 different hormones, each playing a vital role in your general health. Hormones play a role in many common health problems today, such as thyroid disorders, adrenal dysfunction, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). BHRT can address these hormone-related conditions and help restore your health.

BHRT is extremely effective for many symptoms and health issues, so much so that it’s part of the unique four-pillar approach to wellness at Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, along with nutritional optimization, physical fitness, and mind-body coaching.

To learn more about BHRT, call the Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center or book your consultation using the online scheduler now.