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BHRT for women and how it can help you 

Do you feel like hormonal imbalances are preventing you from living your best, most fulfilled life? You’re not alone - women all over the world suffer hormonal imbalances that negatively impact their lives. These imbalances may be caused by both internal and external stressors from aging to the environment. As you get older and hormones decline you enter perimenopause and menopause, but women of all ages can also experience them from pregnancy, medications, and chronic illnesses. Luckily, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel - BHRT for women with Hello Health, Wellness, and Hormones in Lakeland, FL. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What causes hormonal imbalances in women? 

Hormonal imbalances can leave you feeling tired, anxious, depressed, and out of control of your life. Two of the most common causes of hormonal imbalances in women are perimenopause and menopause. 

 

  • Perimenopause is the period in which a woman’s body starts to transition into menopause. It can last for years with symptoms similar to menopause and hugely impact your hormones and in turn, your health and life. While this typically starts in your later forties, we see women with symptoms often much earlier in their thirties. 

  • Menopause is technically one day of your life -  the day when you can say you haven’t had a period for 365 days. In menopause, a woman’s body stops producing progesterone and estrogen and testosterone levels decline sharply. 

  • Surgical menopause, on the other hand, is when you’ve had your uterus and sometimes one or both ovaries removed. Menopause can also be induced by certain medical treatments, like chemotherapy.

What are the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause? 

Menopause typically begins in a woman’s 40s or 50s, but perimenopause can begin much earlier than that. Both have similar symptoms, including: 

 

  • Irregular periods or no periods 

  • Mood swings, anxiety, depression, irritability, and difficulty regulating emotions 

  • Difficulty sleeping or light sleep, as well as night sweats 

  • Mental fog 

  • Low energy levels 

  • Hot flashes 

  • Weight gain, especially in areas like the abdomen, or inability to lose weight

  • A higher body fat percentage

  • Dry skin and dry or thinning hair

  • Painful or achy joints 

  • Loss of libido 

  • Vaginal dryness or pain during intercourse 

  • Heart palpitations

  • Increased cholesterol levels

 

You might experience all of these symptoms on your journey through perimenopause and menopause, or you may only experience a few. BHRT for women can help regulate the symptoms that these hormonal imbalances cause, and our Lakeland-based office is here to help you start your BHRT therapy

 

What else can cause hormonal irregularities? 

However, perimenopause and menopause aren’t the only causes of hormonal imbalances in women. Other causes can include: 

 

  • Chronic health conditions like hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, as well as diabetes 

  • Genetic conditions 

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Medications, including birth control 

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PSOC)

  • Cancer and chemotherapy 

  • A hysterectomy or oophorectomy 

  • Chemical or toxin exposure in foods and environment

 

Whatever the cause for the imbalance, BHRT for women can help right things to ensure you feel your best. 

How can BHRT for women help your symptoms? 

BHRT for women is a therapy program in which chemically and structurally identical plant based hormones are used to correct imbalances in your body to restore your energy, emotional balance, and more. In BHRT for women, estrogen and progesterone are the key hormones being replaced. 

 

  • Estrogen is produced by the ovaries, adrenal glands, and fat cells. It’s produced in three forms - Estriol, Estrone, and Estradiol. BHRT for women replaces Estrogen with Estradiol and/or Estriol. 

 

  • Progesterone is produced by the ovaries and regulates ovulation and menstruation. It also prepares the uterus for pregnancy. 

 

However, BHRT for women can include other hormones, such as: 

 

  • Testosterone, which is a key hormone in reproductive and sexual health in women 

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which is an androgen that’s necessary for the body to create Estrogen and Testosterone 

  • Pregnenolone, which is a precursor hormone to many other hormones 

 

Not to mention, BHRT for women can also include other hormones not related to sex hormones, like thyroid hormone for an underactive thyroid and its subsequent symptoms. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How can I start BHRT therapy? 

Hello Health and Wellness in Lakeland, FL is dedicated to getting you a personalized BHRT therapy program. Your program will be designed specifically for you and your hormonal imbalances - there's no one-size-fits-all solution when you work with us. 

 

To start the process of BHRT for women, you’ll undergo a series of tests. These include: 

 

  • A comprehensive blood count

  • A comprehensive metabolic panel 

  • A lipid panel 

  • A Testosterone free and total test 

  • An Estradiol test 

  • A DHEA-S test 

  • A thyroid stimulating hormone test

  • A follicle stimulating hormone test 

  • A Progesterone test 

  • Fasting insulin test

 

All of these tests will help us at Hello Health and Wellness Lakeland to create a comprehensive and extremely individualized BHRT for women program that’s tailored to you. 

What options are there when it comes to BHRT for women? 

There are many, many options available to you, which means it’s easy to customize your BHRT therapy. We’ll utilize your test results to detail the perfect combinations of hormones to regulate imbalances and ease symptoms. You’ll be able to choose from options including creams, patches, capsules, intramuscular or subcutaneous injections, pellets, and more. We can also design combination therapies for you, as well as offer supplemental therapies. 

 

The best part? Your BHRT for women program is ongoing with us. We can adjust as needed and are nimble enough to accommodate your needs quickly and easily. Our concierge service ensures top-notch patient care and flexibility for you so you can live your life (while we work around it). If you need in-office appointments, our Lakeland location is central and easy to travel to. 

 

Plus, we offer virtual Primary Care to help you with any health concerns while you’re on your BHRT journey. 

Start BHRT for women in Lakeland today 

Ready to start your BHRT for women program? Contact Hello Health and Wellness in Lakeland, FL today. 

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4921 Southfork Drive, Suite 2

Lakeland FL 33813

863-606-3386

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