Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) In Asheville
To look fit and feel fabulous, your hormones must be in balance. Bioidentical hormone restoration revitalizes and energizes, improving vitality and libido, alleviating hot flashes, sculpting your body, and building bone.
At Forum Health Asheville, we use only bioidentical hormones, which are identical to the body’s natural chemistry. You’ll experience many positive changes: improved mood, memory, and ability to deal with stress; more energy; heightened sex drive; deep and restorative sleep. Live your life with zest, energy, and happiness.
Women need the perfect balance of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone to live well and feel great. After a certain age, most women experience an imbalance in these important hormones, which can create a host of negative effects. Bioidentical hormones have amazing anti-aging properties, and because they’re identical to the human body, are safe and even beneficial. Our team of integrative medicine doctors will determine what hormone levels are right for you, creating a complete, integrative program that includes bioidentical hormones, pharmacy-grade vitamins, and lifestyle counseling — always meeting your unique needs.
BHRT vs. Synthetic Hormones
Bioidentical hormones have the exact same chemical structure as those produced by the body, making them easily absorbed and put into action. Bioidentical hormones act exactly like a woman’s own hormones, because they are exactly like a woman’s hormones.
Non-bioidentical hormones, often called synthetic, are made of substances that are foreign to a woman’s body. Synthetic hormones are not exactly like a woman’s hormones — so it is not surprising that there are many unwanted effects from synthetic hormones, which are not experienced by woman using bioidentical hormones.
A large body of evidence shows that Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is safer and more effective than synthetic hormone replacement. At Forum Health Asheville, we regularly measure and monitor hormone levels along with patient symptoms to ensure optimum results.
“Menopause was ruining my life and my marriage. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy turned it all around. I feel like myself again, which is the greatest gift you can give someone. I am so grateful.”
Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Estrogen is a woman’s energy and builder. It improves bone mass, and within the brain, estrogen acts as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. Estrogen can be administered as a patch, a vaginal ring, cream, or spray. Your Forum Health team will help you determine what works best for you.
Progesterone plays a major role in the body and has many vital functions in women of all ages. Bioidentical progesterone therapy helps balance estrogen, regulates blood sugar and thyroid hormone production, builds bones, converts fat into energy, and has a calming emotional effect. Progesterone is also a natural antidepressant, helps to initiate sleep, and is a natural diuretic. It can be administered by cream or a pill, and may be combined with estrogen and/or testosterone to help achieve overall balance.
Testosterone for Women
Testosterone is not just important for men — it’s vital for women to live a healthy and fulfilled life. Testosterone gives a woman mental clarity, lean muscle tone, a better ability to manage stress, and a heightened libido. Testosterone can also be given as a pill based on a woman’s needs and preference.
“When my girlfriend first told me about her experience with testosterone, I was surprised, but not nearly as surprised as how great testosterone therapy makes me feel.”
Precise Evaluation & Dosing for BHRT
To be safe and effective, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy must be administered correctly; too much of any bioidentical hormone may have as many overall health risks as lack of the hormone. Every woman has a distinct hormonal makeup, and therefore needs a completely individualized program in order to look and feel her very best.
Although there can be side effects to hormone therapy, we are extremely experienced in determining just the right type and amount of hormones a woman needs, and therefore adverse reactions are rare.