Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) addresses hormonal imbalances when your natural hormone levels are low or unbalanced. It is a revolutionary treatment option that uses artificial hormones that closely resemble the hormones produced by the human body.

BHRT offers a unique solution for achieving hormonal equilibrium, providing relief from the disruptive symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances. Whether you're experiencing symptoms related to aging, hormonal imbalances, or other factors, our BHRT program focuses on providing a unique solution to your specific needs.

We offer BHRT to our patients through Grand Wellness, within Grand Forks Clinic. Our Biote Certified healthcare professionals are well-versed in the field of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Through Grand Wellness, we offer comprehensive assessment and personalized treatment plans to address your specific hormonal needs.

What are hormones?

Hormones act as messengers, regulating numerous bodily functions and systems. These complex substances play an integral role in numerous aspects of your well-being, including:

  • Growth and development
  • Metabolism (converting food into energy)
  • Sexual function
  • Reproduction
  • Mood regulation

Produced and released by various glands and tissues, hormones are vital for maintaining overall health and harmony. Endocrine glands, such as the pituitary, pineal, thymus, and thyroid, as well as the adrenal glands, pancreas, testes (in men), and ovaries (in women), all contribute to the production of these essential messengers.

Given their pivotal role, even a slight alteration or imbalance in hormone levels can lead to a wide range of health issues and disruptive symptoms. Understanding the intricate interplay of hormones is crucial to achieving optimal well-being.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Some symptoms of hormone imbalance in men and women can include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of interest in sex or painful intercourse
  • Problems sleeping
  • Chronic exhaustion
  • Low mood
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes and irritability
  • Memory loss, confusion, or brain fog

Bioidentical hormone therapy aims to replace the low hormones. Once hormone levels are increased, most people see their symptoms improve.

What is BHRT?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) offers a personalized approach to hormone therapy that closely replicates the molecular structure of human hormones. 

Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are formulated to mirror the natural hormones produced by your body's glands. This natural compatibility allows for effective integration into the body's systems. 

BHRT may utilize processed hormones derived from plants to mimic the hormones naturally produced by your body's glands. The most commonly used bioidentical hormones include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

These carefully tailored hormones offer potential relief to those experiencing symptoms of low or imbalanced hormones. This therapy can be beneficial for both women and men experiencing hormone imbalances.

How is BHRT administered?

At Grand Wellness, your Biote Certified Healthcare provider will guide you through a thorough discussion of hormone replacement options that take into account your specific symptoms and medical history.

At Grand Wellness, our medical providers have been trained and certified using the Biote method for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

The therapy is administered using small pellets containing bioidentical hormones that are implanted under the skin. These pellets gradually release hormones over a specific period.

Determining the appropriate dosage of bioidentical hormones is a collaborative process between you and your Biote Certified Healthcare provider. Regular monitoring and close observation are key to achieving the desired symptom relief while minimizing potential risks.

How does BHRT work for women?

Hormone imbalances can affect women at various stages of life, but one of the most common times women seek BHRT is during menopause, which includes perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. 

Some women may also face hormonal challenges throughout their lives, leading to uncomfortable menstrual cycles and mood swings. BHRT for women can help address the root causes of these issues.

BHRT Pellets for Women

BHRT pellets for women consist of custom-compounded hormones. These pellets are inserted subcutaneously (under the skin) during a quick, in-office visit. Within a few weeks after insertion, BHRT starts to take effect, and many patients begin to experience the benefits after the second insertion.

How does BHRT work for men?

Hormone imbalances can also impact men, especially as they age. BHRT for men can help them regain their vitality and alleviate the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance. 

This therapy may also benefit men who have experienced lifelong hormone imbalances.

BHRT Pellets for Men

BHRT pellets for men are high-quality and custom-compounded with bioidentical testosterone. These pellets are inserted subcutaneously (under the skin) during an in-office appointment. 

Typically, within two to four weeks after insertion, hormone therapy for men may begin to alleviate unwanted symptoms, with some patients experiencing the full benefits after the second insertion.

What are the benefits of BHRT?

BHRT offers a range of potential benefits for people seeking to restore hormonal balance and improve their overall well-being.

Symptom Relief: Bioidentical hormones can effectively alleviate the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances. Whether it's mood swings or fatigue, BHRT aims to restore harmony within your body and relieve the discomfort caused by hormonal fluctuations.

Improved Quality of Life: A majority of those who undergo BHRT report an enhanced sense of well-being and improved overall quality of life. By optimizing hormone levels, you may experience increased energy levels, better sleep, enhanced mental clarity, increased libido, decreased joint pain, and a restored zest for life.

Natural Compatibility: Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources and closely resemble the hormones naturally produced by your body. This natural compatibility allows for easier recognition and utilization of the hormones, promoting a smoother integration within your system.

Broader Health Benefits: Hormones play a vital role in various bodily functions, including bone health, cardiovascular health, and cognitive function. By restoring hormonal equilibrium, you may reduce the risk of conditions associated with hormone imbalances, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive decline.

How long does it take to see the results of BHRT?

It typically takes from a few weeks to about three months to fully experience the benefits of hormone therapy. However, the timeline may differ depending on factors such as your specific hormone levels, metabolism, and individual response to the treatment.

Access Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Grand Wellness, located within Grand Forks Clinic

At Grand Wellness, located within Grand Forks Clinic, our experienced Biote Certified Healthcare providers specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Through personalized treatment plans and regular monitoring, Our providers aim to optimize your hormone levels and enhance your overall well-being throughout BHRT. 

To schedule a consultation, please call us at (701) 775-5800 (option 2) or request an appointment online.

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Grand Forks, ND 58201

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