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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) – Tyler & East Texas

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) at Tyler Wellcare- A Way for Tyler, Texas Patients to Stay Vibrant

When we are young, we are invincible. As the years pass, aging begins to make itself known in a variety of unpleasant ways. Workouts require more effort with fewer results, forgetfulness increases, fatigue at lesser levels of work occurs and sleep is less restorative. All of these signs of aging can be reduced or eliminated with the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Tyler Wellcare is proud to offer this safe and effective hormone therapy service to Tyler, Texas patients.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is defined as preventive medicine, largely by focusing on supplementation of natural hormones. The human body starts to lose one to three percent of its hormones starting at age 30, and the decline continues. BHRT uses hormone modulation for the endocrinologically ‘normal’ patient by identifying hormone levels which yield superior health outcomes, often the upper third of the ‘normal’ range. The objective is to restore a Tyler, Texas patient’s hormone levels back to those of the upper third of ‘normal’- when patients were in their mid-30’s- when the immune system was the strongest, metabolism was most efficient and the ability to build muscle rather than fat was the greatest.

What are Common Symptoms Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Many troublesome signs of aging can be reduced or eliminated with the use of BHRT. These symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle
  • Low energy
  • Loss of sleep
  • Decreased libido
  • Menstrual migraines
  • Hair loss

At a patient’s first consultation, a simple blood panel will be drawn to determine the precise and accurate hormone dosing specific for the body. The insertion of the bioidentical hormones takes less than 30 minutes and recovery and downtime is minimal. Many patients report results from five to fourteen days. To maintain optimal levels, time between BHRT treatments is usually three to five months.

What Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is NOT

BHRT is not a ‘fountain of youth.’ It is not for patients under the age of 40. It is not for patients who have ever had prostate cancer or breast cancer. It is not a replacement for a primary care physician.

The current American medical system is based largely on the treatment of disease, rather than a preventive and proactive system. As such, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is not covered by health insurance, Medicare or other such systems. Bills for BHRT cannot be submitted to such agencies. Some HSA’s and MSA’s may reimburse some expenses. Please check with your HSA or MSA manager for details.

If you are a Tyler, Texas patient interested in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), please contact a member of the Tyler Wellcare staff today.