What are the benefits of BHRT
Once we give people bioidentical hormones, they generally feel better mentally. They're able to exercise and have less aches and pains. And they generally sleep better and they generally have a healthier libido. They are usually healthier and happier individuals, and have better, deeper human relationships with their loved ones. And that's from my own personal experience and also from the experiences of couples that I try to treat together when they come see me.
So if a person is moody or has had mood swings, getting them back on appropriate levels of estrogen, progesterone, and perhaps testosterone helps them mentally. People that have a lack of libido and it's affecting their relationship with their family, that can definitely be helped with androgens. People who have problems with kind of a mental fog and they just can't remember things, that's helped with thyroid and testosterone and some of the other hormone molecules. People that have problems with vaginal dryness, we can clear that up with some estriol. Folks that have issues with weight gain, they're too heavy, we can speed up their metabolism and help them feel like they have energy to exercise on a daily basis. People that are lacking confidence, feeling like they are not only obese, but they just feel sluggish and they don't have the energy like they used to have, that's a really common one that definitely BHRT helps.
And that's just scratching the surface. People have crummy skin, hair that doesn't grow well, or they have cold intolerance and they can't get out in the cold, they just feel cold all the time, thyroid and DHEA help. People that have a low immune system that doesn't seem to kick in, they're always sick, they always got allergies, always have colds, always have problems, bioidentical hormones are very effective, helps them live a much healthier lifestyle.
When a person comes to me and says that they're completely healthy and they don't need any help, then I don't bother them. I don't ask them about their hormones. If they're healthy and they exercise daily and they look [inaudible 00:02:32] and trim and fit and that they feel good, then why would they need to change their hormone regiment? But the problem is that all human beings age, and they all start to deteriorate. So in order to decrease deterioration and in order to maintain a healthy attitude about life, not only just physically, but mentally, spiritually, and all those other effects that really blend together to make the human being, I found that checking laboratories and checking the patient periodically throughout their life, that nothing is static, it's always in flux and slowly changes.