16 Apr BHRT and Bone Health
There are so many people who have been hearing about bioidentical hormones (or BHRT) lately and all of the amazing benefits that come with this treatment. The more research that is done on BHRT, the more ways researchers are finding new benefits of this hormone and new ways it can deliver outstanding health benefits.
One of the many unique benefits of BHRT has to do with bone health. Hormone decline is one of the leading causes of low bone density, weak bones, and bone loss. This is where bioidentical hormones come in.
BHRT has a chemical structure that is identical to human hormones. Some of the most common types of BHRT are progesterone, DHEA, estradiol, and testosterone, among others. The great thing about these hormones is that they have a much safer profile than synthetic counterparts. While this treatment currently isn’t recommended to treat osteoporosis, until more research is done—it is a valid option for women in protecting against osteoporotic fractures.
When women go through menopause or perimenopause, the rapid change in hormones can have some serious repercussions—such as bone loss, or thin bones. Many women don’t understand that they are experiencing bone density issues as it can progress without pain or symptoms. Unfortunately, most women don’t even realize that there is an issue until they fall and break a bone. Fractures are most common in the spine, hip or wrist, although they can happen anywhere.
The best way to determine whether or not you are experiencing the type of hormone deficiency that can cause this type of bone loss—is to have your hormone levels checked. This is the best and clearest way to determine your hormone levels and what hormones you may be lacking.
There are so many outstanding benefits of BHRT. If you have questions about BHRT and what it can do for you, contact LT Men’s Clinic today by calling 817-369-3605 to make an appointment. You can meet with one of our medical professionals to learn more about BHRT and bone health and to determine if you are an ideal candidate for one of these treatments.