Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy


what is

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a natural and effective way of managing the aging process for both men and women.  Hormones decline in all people as they age.  BHRT helps reduce the signs and symptoms of aging while stimulating your immune system, restoring sexual vitality, improving energy levels, improving moods, increasing focus and ambition, reducing cholesterol, improving weight management, increasing lean body mass, improving sleep quality, and improving bone density.

What is the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones?


Bioidentical hormones are made from plant sources and have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your body.  Synthetic hormones such as Synthroid, Provera, and Premarin are made from man-made chemical compounds.

optimizing your hormone levels 

At StriveMD we begin every treatment plan with a consultation to discuss the symptoms you are experiencing and perform diagnostic lab testing.  On the second visit, after reviewing lab results and identifying the root cause of illness or imbalance, we formulate and begin your customized treatment plan.  

thyroid optimization

Improve symptoms of:

  • Fatigue or low-energy
  • Slowness in thinking and actions
  • Forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Hair loss or thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Thin Nails
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Thyroid hormone is a metabolic hormone secreted by the thyroid gland.  It regulates temperature, metabolism and cerebral function. It is secreted by the thyroid gland as T-4.  Once in the body, circulating T-4 is converted to the active form of thyroid called T-3.  BHRT with Armour Thyroid or Desiccated thyroid (from an accredited compounding pharmacy), provides both T-4 and T-3 supplementation. 

bhrt for men

Improve symptoms of:

  • Loss of libido
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Fatigue or low-energy
  • Memory issues/cognitive decline

Testosterone is the main male hormone.  Men can benefit from BHRT because they undergo andropause, similar to menopause in women but less obvious.  Testosterone has many health benefits in addition to restoring youthful vitality and enhanced sense of well-being.  

Replenishment results in increased muscle strength and lean body mass, improved body composition, decreased visceral fat, prevention of osteoporosis and increased insulin sensitivity.  Most of all it has been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease in both men and women.

bhrt for women

Improve symptoms of:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of libido
  • Vaginal dryness and incontinence
  • Weight gain
  • Depression, anxiety, irritability

Women can benefit from BHRT, boosting estrogen and progesterone hormone levels, thereby easing the symptoms of menopause.  Estradiol replenishment improves bone density, vaginal dryness, urogenital atrophy, muscle tone, thinning skin, and reduces inflammation.  In studies it has been shown to be cardioprotective, improving the elasticity of your arteries and decreasing the accumulation of plaque. 

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pellet therapy

Pellets are the preferred method of hormone replacement delivery for testosterone and estradiol.  Unlike other delivery methods, pellets offer no-hassle dosing that occurs with other forms in trying to remember when to apply or take each dose, and there is minimal fluctuation between treatments.  Each pellet implant lasts for several months and provides a substantial and stable release of hormones into the body.