Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Dr. Abboud has dedicated his entire professional practice to helping women improve their health, happiness, and overall wellbeing. One of the most effective treatments he uses to help women is through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
BHRT is a focused therapy that looks at the hormone levels in a woman and attempts to rebalance them to healthier levels. What makes BHRT different than other hormone therapies is that the hormones used are created to be structurally identical to the ones that are produced by your body. BHRT helps to ensure that your body can use them more naturally, and you will receive the same benefits as if your body were producing hormones at the proper levels.
How are Hormone Levels Determined
In some practices, a doctor or healthcare practitioner will try to determine what types of hormones you need based on a variety of external factors such as how you are feeling or looking. While those can provide valuable clues, they aren’t able to give exact measurements of which hormones are at what levels.
At Beauty and Beyond Medical, Dr. Abboud’s testing includes testing a patient’s DNA, mineral, hormone levels and more. Once the tests are completed, Dr. Abboud can precisely determine which hormone levels may be too high, and which ones are too low. From there, he will provide you with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that is unique to your body.
What will BHRT Treat?
In most women, hormone levels remain in line with where they are supposed to be through about the age of 25. After that point, however, the natural aging process causes the hormone levels to adjust, and not always in a healthy way. The symptoms that women experience from having hormone imbalances include the following:
• Weight Gain
• Concentration Issues
• Memory Problems
• Mood Swings
• Aesthetic Signs of Aging
• Reduction in Sex Drive
• Issues with Internal Organs
• Much More
Many people are shocked to learn about how much of an impact a hormonal imbalance can have. The reality is, however, that virtually all primary functions of the human body are controlled mainly by the presence of hormones. Even minimal issues can cause noticeable negative symptoms.
Is BHRT Safe?
Whenever you are dealing with your hormones, you absolutely want to make sure that you are taking necessary precautions. As mentioned above, hormones control most functions of the body, so this is not something you want to try to manage on your own. Dr. Abboud is a practicing gynecologist who has spent many years studying hormones and the effect on the body. He takes great care in ensuring the treatments he recommends to each patient is the right one. Also, since he uses only bioidentical hormones, your body will react in the same way as if it were producing the hormones naturally, which significantly reduces the risk of any unwanted side effects.