Bio Identical Hormone
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What does BHRT stand for?
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT is the use of supplemental doses of hormones that have a chemical structure identical to the hormones naturally produced by the human body.
What does BHRT do?
BHRT treats the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause and post menopause for women, and andropause for men.
How are BHRT treatments created?
If Bio-identical Hormones are purchased at a compounding pharmacy, the pharmacist will create a cocktail of hormones, uniquely tailored for each individual patient. If they’re purchased at a conventional pharmacy, these hormones are available in a range of set doses. In both instances, the prescriptions are based on a series of tests administered by a doctor. Many of the Bio-Identical Hormones used are made from soybeans and wild yams, which contain unique compounds that are processed chemically and made into identical replicas of hormones naturally produced. They are used for their cost-effectiveness as well as their ability to readily extract compounds and turn them into exact replicas of human hormones.
Lorne Poon, M.D. – Edmonton Bioidentical Doctor
Dr. Lorne Poon, M.D., welcomes patients to his practice, New Image Cosmetic & Medical Centre, where his compassion and care combined with education and experience strive to provide the best in cosmetic and medical procedures. His philosophy of patient satisfaction along with the support of his knowledgeable, professional team creates excellence in clinical results and patient care.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an age old remedy, and many doctors and their patients are just learning of this option. Bio-identical Hormone Therapy is at the forefront of anti-aging treatment and for many doctors the newest method for helping cure much that ails the menopausal woman as well as the andropausal male.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) balances and restores the hormones your body begins to lose due to the aging process. Scientific evidence demonstrates that the depletion of hormone levels usually begins in most patients after the age of 30 and continues to decline with age. With these changes present, patients begin to experience the loss of energy, loss of sleep, reduced sex drive and even early symptoms of menopause in women and andropause in men.
As the name indicates, bio-identical hormones are identical in structure to the natural hormones produced in the human body. BHRT differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetic hormones, produced from animals which are foreign to the human body and can cause side effects. The great appeal of bio-identical hormones is that they are natural, and our body can identify and metabolize them as it was designed to do.
The bio-identical hormone medications that Lorne Poon, M.D., offers can be matched specifically to each individual’s needs, man or woman, something that is difficult with mass-produced synthetic hormones.
No two patients are alike. Therefore, it is necessary to take a customized approach when treating the symptoms of their patients. The use of compounding pharmacies is a key factor in the successful treatment of hormone imbalance. BHRT clinicians work very closely with their compounding pharmacist in order to prescribe and administer a treatment that is specifically designed to balance the hormones of each individual patient. Combining hormone balancing with the correction of other environmental and lifestyle factors provides the best chances for success in reducing the risk of cancer, heart attack and stroke.
Don’t wait if you are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance. In general, hormones begin to decline after the mid-20s and hormone imbalance symptoms are frequently present by the mid-30s.
A good time to start replacing hormones is between 35 and 40. Bio-identical hormones will enhance the quality of your life, increase mental sharpness, enhance muscle tone, restore sense of wellbeing, diminish mood swings, restore libido, improve energy levels, and much more.