Weight Loss & Wellness

What Is BHRT?

If you’re looking to reduce hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, or low libido, BHRT may be an ideal option for you. BHRT, which stands for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, is a natural approach to alleviating the common effects of aging by delivering hormones that perfectly align with your body’s systems. At Coastal Aesthetics, we’re committed to helping you feel your best, so today, we will explore a question we always hear, “What is BHRT?”

How Hormones Impact Your Wellness

Hormones are chemical messengers produced by different glands and tissues. They are vital in regulating numerous physiological processes and functions, acting as signaling molecules facilitating communication between various bodily systems.

Hormonal imbalances, whether due to overproduction or underproduction of a specific hormone, can lead to various health issues. These may include diabetes (related to insulin imbalance), thyroid disorders (associated with thyroid hormone imbalance), and menopause (involving estrogen and progesterone imbalances). With the proper hormone replacement therapy, persistent symptoms can be eased.

Hormonal imbalances can also affect metabolism and lead to unexplained weight gain or loss. Insulin resistance, thyroid disorders, and imbalances in hunger-regulating hormones can influence body weight. Hormonal changes that affect estrogen cause fat redistribution, which in menopausal women can lead to increased abdominal fat. Rebalancing hormones with BHRT can help ease these symptoms.

Are My Hormones Unbalanced?

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

  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Mood swings, anxiety, or depression
  • Fatigue or low energy levels
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Redistribution of weight
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Changes in libido or sexual function
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Dry, thinning skin
  • Insomnia or sleep disturbances
  • Digestive issues
  • Changes in appetite or food cravings

A Closer Look at Common Symptoms

Hormone replacement, such as BHRT, can ease several symptoms associated with aging to improve how you look and feel. Here’s how unbalanced hormones can negatively impact various aspects of your health and well-being:

Metabolism and Weight Management

  • Hormones like thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) play a vital role in regulating metabolism. Imbalances in these hormones can lead to a slower metabolism, making it harder to burn calories efficiently and leading to weight gain.
  • Hormonal imbalances involving insulin can cause insulin resistance. This condition makes it difficult for the body to manage blood sugar levels, leading to weight gain and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • For women in perimenopause or postmenopause, weight gain is often less about simply gaining extra pounds and more about the redistribution of weight. Hormonal changes related to menopause can cause a noticeable shift in where the body stores fat, often resulting in more fat around the abdomen. 
  • Additionally, the loss of muscle mass from normal aging makes it harder to maintain or lose weight despite your diet and exercise efforts.

Energy Levels and Fatigue

Hormones like cortisol, produced by the adrenal glands, regulate energy levels and stress responses. Imbalances in cortisol can lead to chronic fatigue, making maintaining energy throughout the day difficult.

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are primarily caused by hormonal fluctuations, particularly the decline in estrogen levels, which affect the body’s temperature regulation mechanisms.

Mood and Mental Health

  • Hormones like estrogen and progesterone influence mood regulation. Imbalances in these hormones can lead to mood swings, anxiety, depression, and irritability, affecting mental clarity and emotional stability.
  • Hormonal imbalances can impact neurotransmitter levels in the brain, leading to problems with concentration, memory, and overall cognitive function.

Sleep Quality

The hormone melatonin regulates sleep-wake cycles. A deficiency in it can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to insomnia or poor sleep quality. Inadequate sleep negatively affects overall health, cognitive function, and emotional well-being.

Sexual Health

  • Lower levels of estrogen can lead to vaginal dryness, thinning of the vaginal walls, and reduced blood flow to the genital area, all of which contribute to sexual discomfort and decreased arousal.
  • While primarily associated with men, testosterone also plays a role in female sexual desire. Decreasing levels during menopause can contribute to reduced libido.
  • Hormonal changes can affect the sensitivity of the genital area and the ability to reach orgasm.

BHRT By Biote

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

Our comprehensive assessment includes thoroughly reviewing 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.

Benefits of BHRT:

  • Alleviates hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue, and low libido
  • Enhances overall energy and reduces feelings of chronic tiredness
  • Improves focus, concentration, and cognitive function
  • Helps regulate sleep patterns for more restful and restorative sleep
  • Reduces anxiety and depression, promoting a more balanced emotional state
  • Supports muscle strength and bone health, reducing the risk of osteoporosis
  • Enhances skin elasticity and hair quality, contributing to a more youthful appearance

Discover how BHRT with Biote at Coastal Aesthetics can help you achieve optimal health and well-being!


What Are The Benefits of BHRT?

BHRT offers numerous benefits, including relief from hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, and low libido, while also improving overall energy levels, mental clarity, and sense of well-being.

How Soon Will I Notice the Results?

Results from BHRT can vary, but many patients notice improvements in their symptoms within a few weeks to a couple of months of starting treatment.

Is BHRT Safe?

Yes, BHRT is generally considered safe when monitored by a qualified healthcare provider, as it uses chemically identical hormones to those naturally produced by your body, minimizing 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. Our experienced team will thoroughly assess your symptoms, medical history and hormonal profile. Based on your assessment, we will create a personalized plan for you and explain everything 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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