The team at Dearfields Clinic in Toronto not only offers traditional medical care, but also specializes in managing the biological aging process andextending your lifespan. “Age Well. Perform Better.” is not simply an advertising slogan, it is our mantra. It sums up how we approach life and our philosophy towards providing health care. We take an integrative approach to your medical care, and as such offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy(BHRT)in Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, York, and Scarborough.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Elevator Speech
Hormones affect most all functions of our bodies, and when they are out of balance, we can experience a wide-range of uncomfortable effects that through us off our game, preventing us from performing at our peak. Most often, hormone replacement therapy is recommended as a means to ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy(BHRT) differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in that the hormones used in HRT are made from synthetic sources or the urine of pregnant horses, while BHRT treatments are created from plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) and are chemically identical to the ones produced in our own bodies.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapyand HRT both have benefits and risks, are administered in the same way, used to increase hormone levels to natural levels, and treat symptoms of menopause such as:
- Loss of interest in sex or pain during sex
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Sleep issues
While menopause is the main reason why the doctors at DeerFields Clinic may recommend bioidenticalhormone replacement therapy in the GTA, there is some medical evidence that BHRT can
treat conditions such as insulin resistance, adrenal and thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia.
What Does Recommend Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Involve?
Like all treatments at DeerFields, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy begins when you book a complimentary consultation at our state-of-the-art clinic in Toronto. After we get to understand your health and lifestyle goals, we will determine if BHRT is right for you.
If it is determined that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you, our doctors and team of medical professionals will tailor your dosage and possibly recommend changes to your lifestyle, diet, and exercise routine. We will also determine the best way to administer your BHRT. The most popular options include:
Still Considering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Toronto?
Keep in mind that nothing is perfect, and there are potential side-effects and risks associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Your doctor will clearly outline any and all risks associated with BHRT before you begin any treatments, and together we will make an informed choice. Of course, it is your body, and your life, so the final say is always yours.
To end on a positive note, let’s remember what Oprah said about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy:
“After three days (of BHRT), the sky was bluer, my brain was no longer fuzzy, my memory was sharper. I was literally singing and had a skip in my step.”
Contact DeerFields Clinic for more information or to schedule an appointment to determining if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Also be sure to read our blog Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopausal Women: Making Informed Choices Based on Facts.