BHRT stands for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, a method of treating both men and women when their hormone levels drop or become imbalanced. For men, testosterone is an essential hormone that contributes to energy, sex drive, fexibility and bone density. For women, estrogen and progesterone contributes to bone health, sex drive, cardiovascular health and overall physical and mental well-being. Through natural aging, our hormone levels drop as a result of various factors, at Live Healthy Functional Medicine we work with you to re-establish balance in your hormones, thus making you feel younger and healthier.
+ Low Energy
+ Reduced Sex Drive
+ Decreased Joint Flexibility
+ Reduction in Bone Density
+ Mood Swings
+ Increased Body Fat
+ Erectile Dysfunction
+ Less Aerobic Capacity
+ Altered Immune Responses
+ Memory Loss
+ Loss of Muscle Mass
+ Diminished Muscle Strength
+ Sleep Disturbances
+ Hot Flashes
+ Increased Urinary Tract Infections
+ Physical Aging
The traditional view of aging was that as men grow older, their hormone levels inevitably decline, however, medical research now shows that we age because our hormone levels decline! Low levels of testosterone can be a serious medical condition that eventually affects every man, in many ways.
When a man's testosterone declines, it's commonly referred to as "Low T". Men naturally experience a decline in testosterone as they age and this decline can lead to serious medical conditions and unwanted physical and mental symptoms including low energy, reduced sex drive, decreased joint flexibility, reduction in bone density, fatigue, mood swings, increased body fat, erectile dysfunction, less aerobic capacity, altered immune responses, memory loss, depression, loss of muscle mass, diminished muscle strength, insomnia and sleep disturbances, decline in overall health and trouble concentrating.
Estimates indicate that between 10 and 30 million men in the U.S. exhibit symptoms related to low testosterone and hormone deficiency. Clinical studies demonstrate that replacing hormones to their optimal levels can reverse or slow these conditions.
The best way to address declining hormones and low testosterone is to undergo complete lab testing to determine hormone levels and work with a health care provider specifically trained in hormone replacement therapy to design an individualized program. Our programs combine Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with personalized recommendations for diet, exercise, stress reduction, and nutritional supplementation.
Our solution enables men of any age to live with vitality while ensuring a healthier and increased span. Benefits of our Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy include increased muscle mass, normal sexual function, stable energy, cardiovascular health and decreased mood swings.
The goal of each individualized bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT) program is to improve your overall health and well-being, help you to look and feel younger, prevent disease, and of course, delay the aging process. Our biological age does not need to match our chronological age – many women look and feel much younger than the number of years they have lived!
One of the things you’ll take comfort in knowing about our anti-aging center and our BHRT programs is that we care about your health. We are dedicated to making sure we start by collecting a complete history and comprehensive lab results. Before embarking on a hormone replacement therapy program it is important for our anti-aging doctors to understand your current hormonal and metabolic health. Our evaluation will begin with targeted lab tests and by reviewing your medical and family history. We also go over any recent diagnostic medical procedures and perform a physical exam. Finally, we compile all of the information gathered in an extensive initial visit and create a comprehensive treatment plan to effectively and safely customize a program that will work best for you. We believe this medical information is necessary to create the best individualized hormone replacement therapy program so you can achieve your goals and enhance the quality of your life as well as to increase your health span.
Natural sourced bio-identical estrogens and progesterone do not have the same health risk concerns as the synthetic hormones. In fact, naturally sourced hormones have been proven to have many beneﬁts for Adult Hormone Deﬁciency Syndrome including improved cognition, bone health, cardiovascular health beneﬁts and enhanced well-being. It is always important to see a health care provider speciﬁcally trained in BHRT to rule out individual risk factors and ensure that your medications are safe for you. Our program works by combining naturally sourced hormone replacement therapy with customized recommendations that may include nutrition, vitamin/mineral and antioxidant supplementation, and/or botanical medicines.
Once you start on your personalized program our work does not end there. We will continue to monitor your response to the hormones, nutrition recommendations and supplements throughout the entire process.