Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (or BHRT) is the use of hormones, which are identical to the ones that occur naturally by our bodies, to treat hormonal imbalance in both men and women. Conventional medicine approaches hormonal imbalance by prescribing synthetic hormones. These synthetic substances often have countless negative side-effects, some of which are worse than the hormonal imbalance itself! As a believer in functional medicine, Dr. Sarah Washatka promotes Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement as the best way to treat hormonal imbalances or insufficiency.
There are many benefits to choosing BHRT over the conventional approach of synthetic hormones. Traditional hormone replacement uses a synthetic medication that mimics the hormones that your body naturally produces. However, the medication is not unique to your specific needs. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, on the other hand, is individualized to the needs of each patient. Because of this, your body believes that these hormones are your own. The highly individualized approach to BHRT often produces much more satisfactory results when compared to synthetic hormone therapy. In addition to the higher success rate, the potential side-effects of BHRT, although present, are much less severe than with the traditional methods.
Hormones are responsible for a wide variety of systems and organs throughout the body. Because of this, hormonal imbalance can affect an individual in many ways. Improperly balanced hormones, as well as hormonal insufficiency, can create mental, emotional, and physical health concerns. Although hormonal imbalance is much more common in individuals experiencing menopause or andropause, men and women of all ages can experience problems with their hormone levels.
Improper hormone levels are often a side-effect of aging or various health concerns. Diseases and illnesses, surgeries, and even outside stress can also impact your hormone levels. Once hormone levels are improperly balanced, it is necessary to seek professional treatment to restore them to a healthy state.
Dr. Sarah Washatka has the professional training necessary to diagnose hormonal imbalance and insufficiency of all types. Once determining the baseline hormone levels, and deciding that Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy would benefit an individual, Dr. Washatka creates a specialized plan for treatment. Because BHRT is individualized to each patient, it is important that the treatment process is overseen by a professional who can monitor and tweak the treatment plan as needed.
Retaining properly balanced hormones is an important part of preventing both disease and early signs of aging. Treating hormonal insufficiency or imbalance using traditional synthetic hormone replacement can lead to serious health concerns and various side-effects. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the most natural way to treat hormonal imbalance. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement meets your body’s needs using an individualized formulation. The side-effects of BHRT are minimal because your body accepts the hormones as your own.
Working with Dr. Sarah Washatka to balance your hormones through functional medicine will increase health, happiness, and overall well-being. Living a healthy life is within your reach. Call our office today to learn about how Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can benefit you!