Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Frequently asked questions about Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy:
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy is a medical treatment to supplement the body's hormone levels, either using Bio Identical Hormones or Synthetic hormones to achieve an optimal state.
What are bio identical hormones?
Bio identical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones men and women naturally make in their bodies. Pharmaceutical companies manufacture these bio identical hormones through a chemical process involving yams and soy. The finished process is the exact chemical structure and shape designed by Mother Nature.
Who should consider bio identical HRT?
Females in puberty through reproductive years (13-40 years of age) may typically experience issues with:
- Dysmenorrhea (Difficult Menses)
- Chronic yeast infections
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Cervicitis (inflammation of the cervix)
- Postpartum depression
- Low libido
Females in perimenopause years (40-50 years of age) may typically experience issues with:
- Sleep disturbances
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Pain with menstrual cycle
- Irregular menses
- Increased migraines
- Breast tenderness
- Low libido/inorgasmia
- Skin/hair changes
- Vaginal atrophy (pain during intercourse)
- Urinary tract infections
- Frequent/chronic yeast infections
- Bladder control issues
Females in menopause years (50+ years of age) may typically experience issues with:
- Hot flashes
- Memory loss
- Fibrocystic breast
- Heavy/irregular menses
- Dry skin/hair and brittle nails
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Arthritic pain
- Irritability and mood swings
- Sleep disturbances
- Breakthrough bleeding
- Fluid retention
- Low libido
- Hair loss
Men most commonly above the age of 35 years may experience issues with:
- Sleep issues
- Reduced libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Slow wound healing
- Prostate issues
- Low sperm counts
- Reduced muscle mass
- Memory impairment
- Reduced cognitive function
- Impaired blood cell formation
Who should not consider bio identical HRT?
Those men or women who have been ruled as not a viable candidate for therapy based on past or current medical history by their physician. Some diagnoses may include:
- Certain types of cancer
- Blood clotting disorders
- Family history
- Issues with other types of treatments
How do I get bio identical hormones? How much do they cost?
Bio identical hormones are available by prescription at NextGenRx. We take the time to custom compound your medication to specifically meet the needs of your body as prescribed by your doctor. Typical cost expectations start at $50-75 per month based on the number of active medications used and the frequency of dosing. Many patients elect to fill a 90 day supply at a time to save about $20 per month.
How do I take bio identical hormone replacement therapy?
Bio identical medications come in many forms. They come as creams, gels, pellets, injections, sublinguals (dissolves under the tongue),, suppositories and vaginal gels/creams. Your doctor will discuss with you what dosage form and strength will be right for you. NextGenRx specializes in all non-sterile compounded forms of hormone replacement therapy. We also have excellent pricing on injectable Testosterone medications.
How can I find a hormone replacement specialist?
Need help finding a doctor who understands and prescribes hormone replacement therapy? Call us at 918.578.0031.