The aim of BHRT is to restore the balance of hormones, using hormones which are identical to those in our own body. This is different than conventional hormone therapy in which synthetic hormones are used that are chemically altered compared to our own natural hormones.
Natural hormones include estradiol (E2), estriol (E3), progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and pregnenolone. BHRT for women can help with peri-meopause, menopause, PMS, menstruation related migraines, adrenal fatigue and more. We work closely with patients and practitioners to create the appropriate prescription to meet each women's specific needs.
Andropause is a result of testosterone deficiency; symptoms include: weakness, fatigue, reduced libido, osteoporosis, depressed mood, loss of energy, erectile dysfunction, and aches and pains. We work closely with patients and practitioners to create the appropriate prescription to meet each man's specific needs.
Ask your family physician if BHRT is right for you. Additionally, there are a few clinics that specialize in BHRT in the Edmonton area (see True Balance).