Hormone Replacement Therapy
Anti Aging Medicine With Dr. Lowry
WHAT IS BHRT?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is the use of hormones that are chemically identical to those our bodies make. This differs from the man-made synthetic hormones that are currently prescribed. This difference is important for two reasons: First, bio-identicals tend to be extremely well tolerated (ie. Fewer side effects) because your body recognizes them and knows how to process them; Secondly, bio-identicals can be measured by blood tests, allowing precise dosing to the exact levels needed. Commonly prescribed bio-identicals are estradiol (estrogen), progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, and growth hormone stimulators. As we get older, our hormone levels progressively drop so that a 50-year-old’s levels are much lower than a 25-year-old’s levels.
Dr. Lowry M.D will discuss with you your options during your initial consultation. Typically, a panel of blood work is required for Dr. Lowry to go over everything with you. From there he will formulate the prescription best suited for you to regulate your hormones. After a few weeks you should start to feel the effects of BHRT.