Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) involves replacing hormones that decrease due to aging. Dr. Jayne only uses natural hormones for replacement because the synthetic hormones are associated with increased risks for problems. Therapy is tailored to each individual after an initial consultation where the medical history is reviewed and a pertinent examination is performed.
Baseline laboratory is drawn and a follow-up visit is scheduled and written information regarding BHRT is provided for review prior to follow-up. At the follow-up visit lab values are reviewed and treatment recommendations are made with instructions for the proper administration of BHRT. Questions regarding therapy are answered. Prescriptions are provided for local or mail-in pharmacies or a compounding pharmacy. Another visit is scheduled to monitor the response to therapy and will involve repeat lab testing to assure close monitoring.
Women are required to have a current Mammogram (within the past 12 months) and Men are required to have a current PSA blood test as well as a recent (within the last 12 months) rectal exam.
BHRT in women most commonly occurs after menopause and involves balancing Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Thyroid Hormone, DHEA and Vitamin D. Balancing these can significantly improve the following symptoms:
BHRT in women may also help to decrease blood pressure and reduce plaque formation on the arterial walls, reduce the risk and or the severity of Type 2 Diabetes, reduce bone loss, reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and increase HDL (good cholesterol) while lowering LDL (bad cholesterol), and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Reduced Hormone Levels in Men is associated with the following:
The above symptoms are the result of a gradual drop in Testosterone, DHEA, Thyroid Hormone and Vitamin D levels that start to really decline around age 40. Low testosterone can cause impotence, or erectile dysfunction. Balancing these will help significantly with the symptoms and may be associated with beneficial changes in fatigue, Impotence, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Muscle Mass, Bone Density as well as helping to protect against Heart Disease, Stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Whether you are a woman with bad PMS or approaching menopause or even years past menopause you may receive significant benefits from BHRT. Andropause, like menopause, affects aging males due to the reduction of the production of Testosterone. Andropause is real and if you are past the age of 40 with any of the above symptoms you may benefit from BHRT. Low levels of hormones, including Testosterone decreases libido in both men and women. BHRT helps replace the lack of hormones and libido.
We treat patients all over the OKC metro, so please call (405) 348-8850 to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Jayne to discuss your symptoms and treatment options today.