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What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural plant sources and are identical to those that the body produces itself. When we are "replacing" hormones it makes more sense to use those that are most similar to the ones the body produces itself, rather than synthetic hormones which are derived from horse urine or oil. 

Where do bioidentical hormones come from?

The ingredients are naturally derived so it is impossible for a drug company to get a patent on these. They must be prepared for the patient from pure, plant derived chemicals by a licensed pharmacist at an FDA approved compounding pharmacy.

What forms of bioidentical hormones are available?

Bioidentical hormones are available in a variety of forms including topical creams, oral dissolving troches, injectable serums, pills/capsules, and pellets that are implanted below the skin.

What are the benefits of BHRT?

Women: BHRT can help with hot flashes, brain fog, joint pain, mood swings, weight gain, sleep disturbances, and loss of libido.

Men: BHRT can help with low energy, reduced sex drive, boost metabolism, and improve focus and concentration.

Bioidentical vs Synthetic: Studies and scientific literature suggest that bioidentical progesterone and estriol are not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Research has also found that bioidentical progesterone and estradiol have cardiovascular benefits. Bioidentical estriol has been shown to improve bone density, promote youthful skin, and enhance sexual and urinary health. 

What is the cost of BHRT?

Initial consultation and yearly follow up visits cost $75. Pellet insertion for women costs $400 and typically lasts for 3 months. Pellet insertion for men is $800 and typically lasts for 6 months. Other variations such as topical, oral, and injections vary depending on the hormone and dose. 

How do I get started?

You can schedule your initial visit on the website, by phone at (406) 923-8957, or come see us at 405 S Main Street in Conrad. If you have any concerns about BHRT or having any symptoms, feel free to call or message us with any questions.
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