While there are risks and benefits to every medical therapy, the benefits of hormone therapy have shown to far outweigh the risks. The risks are even further reduced for women who are within 10 years of menopause.

The safety of and efficacy of hormones has been well studied and analyzed. The study outcomes suggest that bioidentical hormones are the safer, more effective option for treating conditions and symptoms of hormone imbalance when compared to methods of hormone therapy that use non-bioidentical hormone therapies.

In addition to effectively treating hormone imbalance, other studies have linked bioidentical hormones to a reduced risk of cardiovascular complications and breast cancer when compared to non-bioidentical hormone therapies.
There are some women who are not good candidates for hormone replacement therapy. That is why we use an individual approach to determine what is best for you. You may not be a candidate if you are more than 10 years past menopause, or if you have certain risk factors, including a personal history or cancer and other health conditions.

Regardless if you are a candidate for BHRT or not, it is important for the rest of your hormones to be balanced. This includes a close look at your thyroid hormones, cortisol levels, and insulin levels. We will work with you to optimize all of your hormone levels to improve your quality of life!
This concern has unfortunately been fueled primarily by a large research study done in 2002 called the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). The WHI found that women on hormone replacement therapy had a increased risk for breast cancer. Because of the outcome of the WHI the way women’s hormonal symptoms were treated following this study changed dramatically. Millions of women and their doctors became scared of hormone replacement and its use declined dramatically. Because of this dramatic change in treatment, women were left to manage hormone imbalance on their own, and this trend is still continuing today.

Since that time, there has been much research to show that bioidentical hormone replacement is safe and effective. It is important to know that the participants in the WHI received non-bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Non-bioidentical hormones do not work the same way in your body that bioidentical hormones work, and this is where the risk of breast cancer is increased.

Please check out the blog section which will give you more detail about the WHI and other research which demonstrates the safety profile of bioidentical hormones.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been proven effective for the treatment of hormone imbalance related to conditions such as andropause (low testosterone in men), menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD), and thyroid dysfunction. HRT has also been shown to effectively reduce or eliminate symptoms of aging such as:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Mood Swings
  • Muscle Loss
  • Abdominal Belly Fat
  • Poor Sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Low Energy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Lack of Focus
  • Low Libido
  • Foggy Thinking

When you choose bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you are making a choice for a healthier, higher quality of life. So now it’s time to ask yourself, “How long have I been feeling like this?”  And if you aren’t happy with the answer, it’s time to contact us to see if we are a good fit for helping you improve your health!

A hormone imbalance will not simply go away on its own. Seek the care of an expert in hormonal health who can help you get to the root of your problems and support your wellbeing with effective solutions. At Balanced Health, we are trained to look at the whole picture, reviewing hormone health and related dependencies to create a treatment that is specifically designed to help you reach your personal level of optimization.

For most patients, the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement are positive and transformative. However, when starting any new medication or treatment, it is important to talk to your doctor about your medical history and make him/her aware of all details of your health. We will discuss potential side effects prior to starting your treatment plan depending on the method of treatment that is best for you.

Hormone therapy costs less than you think. In fact, our monthly membership plans may cost less per day than your favorite Starbucks drink! We will discuss all of your treatment costs and options during your lab review and treatment plan visit. Our goal is to make your treatment options affordable and not something that will prevent you from reaching your health goals!
Our practice does not accept insurance because most commercial insurance plan typically do not cover the cost of hormone replacement. We can however provide you with a “superbill” receipt, complete with diagnosis codes that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement to you.

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To get started with our practice we recommend either scheduling a complimentary 15-minute one-on-one discovery call or attending one of our virtual discovery events. During your consultation we will listen to your concerns and give you an overview of our practice philosophy and provide you with education about balancing your hormones. If you feel our practice is the right fit for you, we will send an order for lab work to the lab of your choice and schedule your first in-office visit. During your first in-office visit, we will review your lab results, give our recommendations, and discuss your options for hormone replacement therapy.

We are dedicated to providing you with an individualized plan of care that we are both comfortable with. We will never push you into a decision that you are not ready to make. Our goal is to help you get well and stay well! It is our hope that we can walk along side you during your hormone health journey!