Types of Bioidentical Hormones for Hormone Replacement Therapy


Estrogen


Progesterone


Strengthens:

  • Muscle Tone
  • Skin Smoothness
  • Hair Texture
  • Sex Drive
  • Cardiovascular Functioning

Deters:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Hot Flashes
  • Mood Swings
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Vaginal dryness/itching/burning

Boosts:

  • Bone Growth
  • Healthy Heart Functions
  • Mood & Sense Of Well-Being

Prevents:

  • Water-Retention
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings

Contrary to popular belief, both women and men create estrogen. In women, estrogen—along with progesterone—plays a key role in mood, sexual development, ovulation and lactation after pregnancy, and prevention of heart disease. In men, when estrogen levels are low or unbalanced, the risk of stroke and heart disease soars.


Women produce progesterone after they ovulate to prepare the lining of the uterus for pregnancy. This hormone is the life-long partner of estrogen. Estrogen and progesterone are synergetic hormones that balance each other, helping to promote optimal female health.

Testosterone


DHEA


Enhances:

  • Sex Drive
  • Energy
  • Bone Density & Formation
  • Muscle Strength & Growth
  • Mood & Sense of Well-Being
  • Sleep cycle

Decreases:

  • Body Fat
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol Levels

Improves:

  • Immune Response
  • Sex Drive
  • Metabolism
  • Emotional Stability
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Functions

Lowers:

  • Risk of Cancer
  • Risk of Heart Disease

Though it is often thought of as a male hormone, testosterone is a vital sex hormone in both men and women. For both sexes it plays an important role in puberty, and then begins to decline steadily after age 30. Maintaining optimal levels of testosterone is vital for both sexes throughout their lives.


DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) can be a powerful antioxidant with age-resisting capabilities. That is why it is often called “the mother of all hormones.” It is the primary building block from which our bodies makes estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones that make us feel and look good.

Thyroid


Melatonin


Improves (signs of underactive thyroid):

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Motivation
  • Dry Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Weight Gain

Improves (signs of overactive thyroid):

  • Heart Palpitations
  • Weight Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Trembling Hands
  • Muscle Weakness

Improves:

  • Sleep Patterns
  • Immune System

Thyroid hormone is critical for almost every bodily function. It regulates such things as your body’s metabolism, temperature, and nervous system. Healthy levels have been shown to decrease the risk of coronary artery disease. Optimal levels help maintain energy as well as provide mental clarity and focus.  In addition, thyroid hormone plays an important role in the integrity of hair, skin and nails.


Melatonin regulates the circadian rhythm and plays a key role in healthy sleep cycles. Melatonin is also known to be a powerful antioxidant and potential anti-cancer agent, because it is one of the greatest free radical scavengers in the body.


Pregnenolone


Improves:

  • Memory
  • Mental Clarity

Research shows the pregnenolone can help prevent aging-related mental decline. It is also a necessary building block for creating DHEA.

What BHRT Patients Say


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“Did I need Hormone Replacement Therapy? Not me. Everything is OK. Dr. Brandt and his wonderful staff asked €œwhy is OK, OK? €œYou can be better or great€. Retired in December as I approached the 70 mark and wanted to see how I could ski this season. With HRT I skied 57 days at Vail with almost 750,000 feet of vertical. Stamina was great. Never tired or winded. Skied everything, including Highline from top to bottom. Thank you Dr. Brandt and team!!!!!”*

Larry from Vail, Colorado, Vitals.com
“Now that I’ve reached my very late 60’s I realize how lucky I am. Dr. Brandt has been treating me with HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) for 2 years and the results have been Tremendous.

I’m now stronger and more vibrant than ever. This season I skied 53 days without any incidents….pure pleasure and always with a smile on my face.

Life is certainly getting better with HRT and Dr. Brandt and his staff have been great. One of the most amazing things has been the result of my last bone density test. I went from osteopenia to NORMAL. Wow!

Thanks to Dr. Brandt and everyone at ThriveMD….you’re the best!!!”*Sue, part-time Vail, CO resident, Vitals.com

*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. Contact us today to find out if hormone replacement therapy may be able to help you.

Next Step

If you believe you or someone you care about could be a candidate for natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, please contact us today.