Weight Loss & Wellness

Unlocking The Benefits of BHRT – What You Should Know

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) offers a natural solution for combating the effects of aging and providing hormones that seamlessly integrate with your body. If you want to ease symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, and low libido, you can unlock the benefits of BHRT with Coastal Aesthetics; your trusted partner here to explain what you should know about this rejuvenating therapy.

From the moment you walk in the door at Coastal Aesthetics, we will help you find the right path towards the healthy, youthful inner and outer self you desire!

How Do Hormones Work In The Body?

Hormones are chemical messengers produced by different glands and tissues. They are vital in regulating numerous physiological processes and functions, acting as signaling molecules that facilitate communication between various bodily systems. Hormones are responsible for creating homeostasis and balance throughout the body so that each system functions properly.

Hormonal imbalances can occur from an overproduction or underproduction of a specific hormone, resulting in various health issues. Conditions that can affect hormone production and levels can include:

  • Diabetes (related to insulin imbalance).
  • Thyroid disorders (associated with thyroid hormone imbalance).
  • Menopause (involving estrogen and progesterone imbalances).

With the proper hormone replacement therapy, we can help you ease persistent symptoms for a healthier you.

Hormonal imbalances can also affect metabolism and lead to unexplained weight gain or loss. Insulin resistance, thyroid disorders, and imbalances in hunger-regulating hormones, like leptin and ghrelin, can impact the ability to lose and even maintain weight. For example, fluctuations in estrogen can cause fat redistribution, leading to increased abdominal fat in menopausal women. The correct hormones can improve these symptoms so that you can reap the benefits of BHRT.

Symptoms You Can Address With Treatment

Symptoms of hormone imbalance can vary depending on the specific hormones involved and the severity of the imbalance. Some of the most common symptoms related to hormone imbalances include: 

  • Irregular, painful, or heavy menstrual cycles
  • Mood swings, anxiety, or depression
  • Fatigue or low energy levels
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Changes in libido or sexual function
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Dry, thinning skin
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Insomnia or sleep disturbances
  • Digestive issues
  • Changes in appetite or food cravings
  • Adult acne
  • Chronic headaches
  • Bone loss

A Comparison Of BHRT And Traditional HRT

When comparing BHRT vs. traditional HRT, it’s essential to understand their fundamental differences and how each impacts hormone replacement therapy.

Plant Sourced

BHRT uses hormones that are structurally identical to those naturally produced in the body. These hormones are derived from natural plant sources and are synthesized to replicate the molecular structure of endogenous hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

Animal Sourced

Traditional HRT typically utilizes synthetic hormones that may have a slightly different chemical structure from those naturally produced in the body. These synthetic hormones are often derived from animal sources or created in a laboratory and may not fully mimic the body’s natural hormones.

Advantages Of Hormone Replacement Therapy

One of the primary advantages of BHRT is its ability to closely resemble natural hormones, which may lead to better compatibility and potentially fewer side effects compared to synthetic hormones used in traditional HRT.

BHRT is often considered to be a more holistic and personalized approach to hormone optimization because it can be tailored to match an individual’s unique hormonal profile. Some consider BHRT a safer alternative to traditional HRT due to its natural origin and individualized approach.

BHRT and Biote

At Coastal Aesthetics, we are proud to integrate Biote products into our hormone therapy protocols to address various hormonal imbalances effectively. As the leading hormone optimization company in the nation, Biote’s protocol is designed to target early signs of hormonal imbalance, catering to individuals of all ages and genders affected by such imbalances.

Our hormone therapy assessment typically includes a comprehensive review of your medical history, symptoms, and current hormonal levels through laboratory testing. Based on this evaluation, we develop personalized treatment plans to address specific hormonal imbalances effectively.


What Are The Key Differences Between BHRT vs. HRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) utilizes hormones that are structurally identical to those naturally produced in the body, while traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) often involves synthetic hormones. BHRT is often recommended for individuals seeking a more natural approach to hormone optimization. Traditional HRT may be preferred when standardized treatment is required or for specific medical conditions.

Are There Medical Issues Where BHRT Is Recommended Over HRT?

BHRT may be recommended for individuals who prefer a more natural approach and are experiencing menopause symptoms, thyroid disorders, or insulin imbalances. Traditional HRT is often recommended for standardized treatment regimens or specific medical conditions where synthetic hormones are preferred.

Why Is BHRT Better For Certain Individuals?

Some individuals experience adverse reactions to traditional HRT. In these cases, BHRT may offer a more effective alternative for unlocking the benefits of hormone replacement. Since BHRT utilizes hormones that are chemically identical to those naturally produced by the body, it can reduce the risk of adverse effects.

How Do I Know If Therapy Is Right For Me?

At Coastal Aesthetics, your BHRT journey begins with a consultation where our experienced team will thoroughly assess your symptoms, medical history and hormonal profile. Based on your assessment, we will create a personalized plan just for you and explain everything you should know about Biote treatment.

Why Should I Choose Coastal Aesthetics For Hormone Therapy?

Coastal Aesthetics is a leading provider of BHRT therapy, specializing in Biote products, for several reasons. Together with a team of experienced medical professionals, Dr. Kimberlee Smith offers expertise in hormone optimization and personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs. Partnering with Biote ensures access to high-quality bioidentical hormone pellets formulated for optimal balance and symptom relief. 

Our clients receive comprehensive monitoring and support throughout the therapy process, with adjustments made as needed to optimize results and minimize side effects. Above all, Coastal Aesthetics is committed to patient care, prioritizing well-being and satisfaction through education, support, and empowerment for improved hormone health and quality of life. Schedule your consultation today!

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