The Top 5 Things Women Want to Know About BHRT
There are a lot of myths about hormone replacement therapy… and some truths. The long and short of it is that we’ve come a long way from given women hormones collected from Pregnant Mare Urine, (Premarin). Ironically, we’ve gone back to what worked before that, implanted hormone pellets. So here are the top five concerns I hear from women about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) using the BioTE® method.
#1 Does it cause breast cancer
The nice thing about hormone therapy is that it actually lowers your risk of breast cancer by about 60 to 70 percent. This has been studied extensively for the last 10 years. Now you can do hormone replacement therapy and do it safely even if your mom had breast cancer. Even if your sister had breast cancer.
#2 Does it increase the risk of heart disease
Nothing could be further from the truth. Testosterone dilates your blood vessels so you get more blood flow to your heart. It doesn’t increase, but rather decreases heart disease. Women who don’t get their testosterone optimized have worse coronary artery disease as they get older. So its better to optimize you hormones and reduce the number one killer of women, which is heart disease.
#3 Does it increase the risk of blood clots
Using bioidentical hormones, using pellet therapy, using the dosing from BioTE® you have no increased risk for blood clots. So even if you had a blood clot in the past, even if you’re on blood thinners, you can still do the therapy with BioTE with no increase risk
#4 Will I grow a beard?
The reality is you may develop a few facial hairs. It occurs in about 2 to 10% of women. It’s easily prevented and treated, and using the dosing we do, it’s a low risk problem and you get all the benefits with very little chance of hair growth.
#5 Will I gain weight?
Weight gain may have been a problem particularly with the high doses of estrogen women were placed on in the past. Using testosterone, with or without estrogen, you are actually going to get leaner. You are going to lose body fat so actually it’s better in the long run if you want to lose weight and improve your health. Using hormone therapy will actually get you to lose weight, not gain it.
Get ready to change your life!
So there are the top 5 concerns for women. You can see that the risks are minimal. So its time for you to get your hormones optimized. It’s going to change your life. For more information, check out our webpage on the BioTE method of hormone replacement then give us a call to set up your life changing appointment. I’m Doc Strong from Rejeune MD and I’m looking forward to helping you change your life.