What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Updated: Aug 29, 2020


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What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is used as a treatment when your hormone levels drop or become unbalanced, or when your goal is to stay healthy and prevent conditions related to hormonal loss.

Hormones control a large part of your body's functions and serve as a communication network between each of your body’s cells. Once these hormones become unbalanced, this can have big impacts on your health by affecting your immune function, mood, digestion, joints, cardiovascular health, brain function and bone density.

BHRT therapy is focused around age-related disease prevention and allowing the body to age gracefully.

How Does Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Work?

Dr Leila Sahabi, ND focuses on Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and has over 8 years of experience in treating hundreds of women with BHRT. Upon visiting our clinic, each patient is carefully assessed to understand their needs with the most effective personalized BHRT treatment protocol recommended.

Bioidentical hormones come in various forms which include creams, gels and pills. Dr Sahabi will prescribe the most appropriate treatment for you along with a customized program. This treatment will be designed to optimize your health to better cure, manage or address the menopausal and hormonal symptoms you are experiencing.

Dr Sahabi believes that to achieve the best possible outcome and results through BHRT, hormones need to be continually monitored and evaluated so that one can benefit long-term without experiencing adverse symptoms.

To ensure safe and effective treatment with bioidentical hormones, patients need to consider the long-term advice and knowledge they receive following prescription. Therefore, It is important to seek the advice from a doctor with clinical knowledge and experience. This will allow the patient to optimize their treatment and stick to the form of hormone or dosage that responds well to their body without issues during the treatment.

The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The key benefit of BHRT is that it increases the levels of hormones that have dropped for women who are in perimenopause or menopause. By increasing the hormone levels this can treat common menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, weight gain, memory loss, sleeping issues and night sweats. Replacement of these hormones will also protect the cardiovascular system, bones and brain.

BHRT has proven effective in improving sleeping patterns, restoring memory, reversing dry skin, thinning hair and cardiovascular among many other benefits.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?

There are numerous studies over the past decade that have demonstrated the safety of BHRT for the treatment of various conditions in men and women.

Bioidentical hormones can be an effective therapy for conditions such as uterine fibroids, PCOS, menstrual irregularities and menopause-related concerns among other conditions. Replacing hormones (such as estrogen and progesterone) can function as preventive therapy for optimizing health and well-being.

Dr. Sahabi has extensive training in BHRT and commonly incorporates it in the management of various health concerns. 

Dr Leila Sahabi - A Background in BHRT

Dr Sahabi has a wealth of knowledge and experience in BHRT, completing over several years of training at the WorldLink Medical Institute in Salt Lake City, with the focus on Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT).

Dr Sahabi was trained by Dr Neal Rouzier at the WorldLink Medical Institute, the leading expert and educator in BHRT. Dr Rouzier teachings are based on medical literature and evidence-based information rather than his own opinions.

Dr Sahabi has continued with additional training in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, and attends courses a couple of times a year in the United States to stay current with training and new protocols in the field.

Dr Sahabi is dedicated to enhancing the health of her patients, she is committed to helping to assist in a quick recovery and help to return your body back to its optimum balance.

By Mark Ollerton - Freelance Writer


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