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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a type of hormone therapy that uses hormones that are identical in chemical structure to the hormones produced by a woman’s ovaries.

There are many different hormones, and each one has a specific job to do. When hormone levels get out of balance, it can lead to a wide range of issues, both physical and emotional.

Typically, hormone levels drop as human beings age, and this gradual change can have lasting effects on health, energy, and the skin’s elasticity.  BHRT can be used to treat a wide range of symptoms, including but not limited to: menopause symptoms, perimenopause symptoms, andropause symptoms, and thyroid problems.

Negative Impact of Hormonal Imbalances

Hormone changes are an inevitable part of aging, and they can have many effects on the body. For starters, hormonal imbalances can lead to problems with fertility, as well as an increased risk of miscarriage. Hormonal imbalances can also lead to an increased risk of cancer, particularly breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Additionally, hormonal imbalances can cause problems with mood and emotions, including anxiety and depression. Finally, hormonal imbalances can lead to weight gain and problems with metabolism.

What are Bio-Identical Hormones?

Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body. This means that they are able to replicate the effects of the hormones produced by the body, and can help to restore balance to the body’s systems. Hormones regulate mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism and reproductive systems, among other things.

Thyroid hormones are a group of three hormones that are produced by the thyroid gland: thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin. The thyroid hormones are responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism, and play a role in the development and function of the brain, heart, muscles, and other tissues.

BHRT Downtime

There is no downtime necessary for women after hormone replacement therapy. In fact, many people report feeling better right away when they start hormone replacement therapy. However, it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully, so you can get the most out of your treatment.


Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

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BHRT for Women In Denver, Colorado

Menopause is the end of ovulation marked by a sharp decline in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in women. By the time women reach this stage of their lives, they have already experienced many symptoms commonly associated with menopause, including hot flashes, irritability, weight gain, deep wrinkles, arthritic pain, and insomnia.

The average age of menopause onset is 51 years, with symptoms typically beginning around 45. However, some women experience menopause as early as their late 20s or early 30s.

Women should begin bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as soon as these symptoms start. This treatment can help them improve their overall health and slow down the aging process.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help women regain their youthful energy and decrease one’s potential of developing diseases associated with hormonal decline.

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Menopause, Peri-Menopause, Early Menopause

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Benefits of BHRT For Women

Hormone Delivery Options: There is much debate on the efficacy of different hormone delivery options.

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Bioidentical hormone therapy comes in many different forms, but the most popular is pellet therapy. Pellet therapy involves inserting tiny pellets (made of estradiol and testosterone) under the skin. The pellets are made to release hormones over time, providing a consistent dose of hormones.

One of the benefits of pellet therapy is that it provides a consistent dose of hormones. This is important because it helps to avoid the fluctuations in hormone levels that can occur with other forms of bioidentical hormone therapy. Another benefit is that pellet therapy does not require daily administration like other forms of bioidentical hormone therapy do.

BHRT Injections
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One of the main benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy is that it can be administered via injection, which means that the hormones are delivered directly to the site where they are needed. This results in a much more precise dose than you would get if you were taking a pill, and it also ensures that the hormones are not metabolized (broken down) before they reach their target.

  • Usually weekly or bi-weekly intra-muscular injections
  • Associated with greater risk of increase in hematocrit
  • Higher Estrogen levels
  • Steady release into the blood. Not similar on normal body hormone release

Oral: Pills, Sublingual Pills, Troches and BLA

  • Seem to have similar delivery as compared to pellets (24hr coverage)
  • Bypasses liver metabolism (first-pass) with absorption to the lymphatics
  • All hormones

  • Dissolve under the tongue
  • Peaks early in the day
  • Bypasses liver metabolism
  • Most hormones

  • First pass metabolism -> metabolized by the liver
  • Not great absorption for most hormones
  • Typically used with Progesterone and Thyroid Potential issues with compliance

  • Bypasses liver metabolism
  • Typically require twice-daily dosing
  • Most hormones
  • Leads to a higher risk of Estrogen blood clots

Women Hormone Replacement Treatment Clinic: Denver, Aurora, Arvada/Wheat Ridge & Castle Rock

We know that every individual deserves customized medical care and we take the time to become familiar with your unique circumstances. To commit, R2 Medical Clinic’s experienced professionals perform in-depth examinations of symptoms; analyze blood work (including comprehensive hormonal testing); gather crucial patient testimony before developing an individualized treatment plan for you—allowing us leave nothing behind by ensuring Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) treatments are most effective through thorough examination procedures like those described above!

At R2 Medical Clinic, we understand the importance of hormone wellness for women. That’s why we offer personalized BHRT treatment to our patients in the Denver, Arvada/Wheat Ridge, Aurora, Castle Rock and areas of Colorado. By increasing healthy hormone levels, we can help our patients restore balance to their hormones and improve their overall health.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women

R2 Medical Clinic

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1873 South Bellaire St Suite 1215, Denver, CO 80222

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