BHRT for Women

BHRT for Women in Memphis and Germantown

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with one of our providers for evaluation of your hormones, we encourage you to fill out our pre-consultation form for BHRT for women!

Estrogen and progesterone – optimal levels and balance between these two critical hormones is perhaps the most important intervention than can support long-term health. When estrogen and progesterone are in balance, patients often experience fewer headaches and improved mood, muscle tone, and sex drive. Cosmetic improvements include smoother skin and improved hair texture. A proper balance may also prevent osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease. Progesterone may be indicated during different “seasons” of life, such as pre-menopausal, peri-menopausal, and post-menopausal.

Testosterone is the primary male hormone, but it plays an important role in women as well. It very commonly declines from optimal levels as we age. However, at appropriate levels, testosterone can increase bone density, enhance energy and sex drive, decrease body fat, increase muscle strength, and lower blood pressure. It also can help improve cholesterol levels.

DHEA has been demonstrated in clinical studies to have a beneficial effect on immune response, sex drive, metabolism, and emotional stability. Its effect on the immune system and the distribution of stress hormones, as well as its power as an antioxidant, demonstrate potential age-resisting capabilities. Other health-related benefits include support of cognitive function, management of stress, and protection against heart disease.

Pregnenolone may be beneficial for age-related cognitive decline. It supports the health of the brain and spinal cord. We stress the importance of this hormone for adult “high-impact” athletes due to its potential to support repair of nervous system tissue. It is nicknamed the “mother hormone” because it is a precursor to other hormones.

Thyroid hormone regulates temperature, metabolism, and cerebral function.  Insufficient thyroid levels result in fatigue, increased cholesterol levels, and increased risk of coronary artery disease. With age, thyroid hormone levels gradually decline, resulting in a decreased metabolism, which affects all cells and organs. Low thyroid function causes low energy, loss of motivation and thinning hair, skin and nails. We perform direct measurements on both Free T3 and T4. Free T3 is by far the more potent hormone, but Free T4 is relevant because it crosses into the central nervous system.

Melatonin has three benefits: it helps to initiate sleep, it promotes a higher quality sleep, and it is also known to be one of the most powerful antioxidant free radical neutralizers. Studies suggest that the immune system is stimulated during this level of sleep. Most over-the-counter (OTC) melatonin products are effective for 1 to 2 hours and do not help with restful sleep for the entire night, therefore it may be helpful for those with trouble initiating sleep, but insufficient for those who have trouble staying asleep.