Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Naples Longevity Clinic

Lee R. Light, M.D.

Board-Certified Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine located in Bonita Springs, FL

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has rejuvenating effects that address many of the issues caused by aging. If you're experiencing menopause or problems such as fatigue, poor sleep, dry skin, or weight gain that could be related to hormones, board-certified internist Lee Light, MD, and his team at Naples Longevity Clinic in Bonita Springs, Florida, can help. They use BHRT because it's safer and more effective for restoring harmony to your endocrine system. Find out more by calling Naples Longevity Clinic to arrange a consultation appointment.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that can help with numerous health problems caused by deficiencies in certain hormones.

Hormones are chemicals that affect the function of all your body's systems. Severe hormone imbalance can cause problems such as:

  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Thyroid disease
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Low testosterone
  • Diabetes

Having insufficient hormones is a common problem as you get older, which contributes to the aging process. One of the advantages of using bioidentical hormones is that they have the same molecular structure as hormones made by your own body.

That means your body can metabolize bioidentical hormones without side effects. In contrast, drug companies intentionally make conventional synthetic hormones different from those your body produces. These synthetic hormones often produce side effects.

What bioidentical hormone replacement therapies are available?

The most well-known form of hormone therapy is for symptoms of menopause. However, there are many other uses for BHRT. Naples Longevity Clinic offers a range of bioidentical hormones, including:

  • Thyroid hormone
  • Melatonin
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Human growth hormone
  • Estrogen
  • Pregnenolone

These hormones perform many vital functions. For example, deficiencies in thyroid hormones can cause problems with your metabolism, affecting your energy levels and making it hard to lose weight. Using BHRT can address these issues.

What are the benefits of BHRT?

BHRT offers a variety of physical and mental health benefits, including:

  • Improve heart health
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Slow the progression of diabetes
  • Relieve arthritis
  • Reverse declining mental abilities
  • Act as an antidepressant
  • Protect against uterine cancer
  • Help to prevent osteoporosis
  • Protect against Alzheimer's disease

The right BHRT can also increase your muscle mass, decrease fat, heighten libido, and improve sexual performance. At Naples Longevity Clinic, the team understands how BHRT can help slow down the aging process.

How do I take bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Melatonin, DHEA, and pregnenolone are available from Naples Longevity Clinic in the form of nutritional supplements, which you typically take orally. 

The most common way of taking estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and human growth hormone is by having a tiny pellet implanted under your skin.

Bioidentical hormones are powerful substances that deliver highly effective anti-aging medical benefits in the hands of the experts at Naples Longevity Clinic. However, some can cause adverse effects if taken in excessive doses.

It's vital that you undergo blood tests before starting BHRT to ensure you receive only the hormones you need and at the optimal dose. Pregnant women and people under 30 shouldn't use BHRT at all.

While in the care of Naples Longevity Clinic, you attend regular blood tests to make sure the hormone levels in your body are at safe and adequate levels. Your provider adjusts the dose based on the results of your tests and their physical findings.

To find out more about the benefits of BHRT, call Naples Longevity Clinic today.

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