Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

BHRT (Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) refers to the usage of additional dose of hormones which are similar in chemical structure to those hormones which are manufactured in body in a natural way. If you are wondering about the use of this therapy then we would like to tell that BHRT is used to cure the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause and post menopause. Though, these terms are not any disease and just phases of a woman’s life; they bring different kinds of problematic symptoms with them. Menopausal women suffer from problems like severe distress, fatigue, hot flashes, insomnia, night sweat, sudden changes of mood, lack of sexual desire etc.

We should understand that every woman suffers from different symptoms of menopause. The BHRT prescription is decided by the doctor while keeping the age, problems and other factors related to the patient. If BHRT preparation is taken from a compounding pharmacy then it will offer a blend of several hormones which are made while considering the particular requirements of an individual. While if it is purchased from traditional pharmacy shops then it is offered in a range of set level of doses.

If we talk about various forms of BHRT then we need to know that some time back there was only one from of BHRT i.e. static dosing. Recently, a new approach has given birth to a new form of BHRT which is known as rhythmic cycling. The ways in which BHRT treatment is taken by the patients include application of creams, use of suppositories, oral consumption and through injection. Before deciding the kind of BHRT treatment doctors perform several kinds of test. It should be understood that the occurrence of symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause differ from individual to individual. Therefore, it is important to take various factors in to account before giving BHRT treatment to the patients. A large number of women have been benefited by BHRT. It has helped them to get freedom from various problems like night sweat, sleeping disorders, hot flashes, vaginal dryness etc.

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