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What is Hormone Therapy?

Hormone therapy is an integral treatment for maintaining your youthful vitality, no matter your age. Beacon Dermatology’s Hormone Clinic is a trusted source for hormone therapy in Calgary. The main form of hormone therapy offered at the Beacon Dermatology clinic is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, with additional treatments offered to help reduce the appearance of concerns that occur due to a lack of hormonal regulation in the body.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Details

Duration: A short treatment that is performed over the course of months to years.

Downtime: No downtime. 

Performed By: Beacon Dermatology dermatologists. 

Number of Treatments: Depends on the severity of your concerns.

Cost: $1,000-$2,500.

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What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) is the replenishment of structurally identical natural hormones to allow the body to achieve its full potential. BHRT has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. It promises a “natural” form of hormone therapy tailored to each patient. 

BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to those produced by your body, making it a safe and effective treatment for achieving hormonal equilibrium.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)

  • Hormonal Balance: BHRT restores natural hormone levels.
  • Menopausal Relief: Eases symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings.
  • Bone Health: Maintains bone density and reduces osteoporosis risk.
  • Mood Stability: Improves emotional well-being and reduces anxiety.
  • Energy Boost: Enhances vitality and reduces fatigue.
  • Better Sleep: Improves sleep quality and reduces insomnia.
  • Cognitive Function: Enhances concentration and memory.
  • Libido Support: Boosts sexual desire and function.
  • Weight Management: Helps with metabolism and fat regulation.
  • Heart Health: Improves cardiovascular well-being.
  • PMS Relief: Alleviates premenstrual symptoms.
  • Personalized Care: Tailored treatment plans.
  • Natural Hormones: Derived from natural sources.
  • Reduced Breast Cancer Risk: Lower risk compared to traditional therapy.
  • Long-Term Wellness: Supports overall health and reduces risks associated with hormonal imbalances.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) for Women

BHRT can improve negative symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances for women, including addressing concerns and symptoms such as: 

  • Menopause Symptom Relief: BHRT alleviates common menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness.
  • Hormonal Balance: BHRT restores estrogen and progesterone levels, helping balance hormones disrupted during menopause.
  • Bone Health: BHRT supports bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, a condition more common in postmenopausal women.
  • Mood Stability: BHRT can stabilize mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression often associated with hormonal fluctuations.
  • Energy Boost: BHRT often leads to increased energy levels, reducing fatigue and enhancing overall vitality.
  • Better Sleep: BHRT improves sleep quality by reducing insomnia and night sweats, leading to more restful nights.
  • Enhanced Cognitive Function: Some women experience improved concentration, memory, and mental clarity with BHRT.
  • Libido and Sexual Function: BHRT can enhance sexual desire and function by addressing hormonal imbalances affecting intimacy.
  • Weight Management: BHRT helps regulate metabolism and fat storage, aiding in weight management.
  • Heart Health: BHRT may improve cardiovascular well-being by enhancing lipid profiles and reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • PMS Relief: BHRT can alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as mood swings, bloating, and breast tenderness.
  • Natural Hormones: BHRT uses hormones derived from natural sources, which may be more easily assimilated by the body.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy BHRT for Men

  • Low Testosterone (Low T): BHRT can help increase testosterone levels in men with low testosterone, improving symptoms such as fatigue, low libido, mood swings, and muscle weakness.
  • Energy and Vitality: BHRT often leads to increased energy levels and a sense of vitality, helping men feel more active and alert. 
  • Improved Mood: BHRT can stabilize mood, reduce irritability, and alleviate symptoms of depression or anxiety associated with hormonal imbalances.
  • Enhanced Cognitive Function: Some men report improved concentration, memory, and cognitive function with BHRT.
  • Libido and Sexual Function: BHRT can boost sexual desire and address erectile dysfunction or other sexual performance issues related to hormonal imbalances.
  • Weight Management: BHRT may help regulate metabolism and assist with weight loss or body composition goals.
  • Bone Health: BHRT can support bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, which can affect men, especially with age.
  • Cardiovascular Health: BHRT may improve lipid profiles and reduce the risk of heart disease in men with hormonal imbalances.
  • Muscle Mass: BHRT can promote muscle growth and strength, making it beneficial for men seeking improved physical performance.
  • Natural Hormones: BHRT uses hormones derived from natural sources, which may be more easily accepted by the body.

Discover the Power of BHRT Treatments at Beacon Dermatology

Beacon Dermatology’s hormone clinic specializes in placing an important emphasis on delivering state-of-the-art treatments while practicing comforting patient care. Our focus on individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient means you get revitalizing results in a comfortable, safe, and confidential setting. Schedule a BHRT consultation at Beacon Dermatology today and reclaim your youth! 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does BHRT differ from traditional hormone replacement therapy?

While traditional hormone replacement therapy utilizes products made from synthetic hormones and is used to treat a variety of concerns, BHRT is derived from natural plant sources that are chemically similar to your body’s natural hormones and is most often used to treat hormonal imbalances due to aging or internal factors.

Who can benefit from BHRT at Beacon Dermatology?

Men and women generally seek BHRT to achieve peak physical health, address internal and external concerns, and improve sexuality. Couples often explore BHRT together and work as a team to improve their overall health. So long as you are over 18, experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, and are of good general health, you can benefit from BHRT at Beacon Dermatology.

What are the different forms of BHRT administration?

Some ways that BHRT can be administered include orally, vaginally, topically, or via an injection.

What are the potential risks or side effects of BHRT?

Some potential risks associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:

  • Weight gain.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Fatigue.
  • Adult acne.
  • Increased hair production.
  • Headaches.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Spotting.

Can I continue other medications or treatments alongside BHRT?

If you take medications for or currently experience the following conditions, hormone therapy may not be safe:

  • Blood clots.
  • Heart disease.
  • Breast cancer.
  • Stroke.

Consult with your doctor and the Beacon Dermatology team regarding your full medical history before pursuing BHRT to ensure it’s safe for you.

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