Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Toronto Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Toronto 

Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) is the practice of using structurally-identical hormones to correct and help conditions associated with hormone deficiencies. These hormones are considered safe, effective and well-tolerated.

For women at menopausal age, bioidentical hormone treatment can be an option to help mitigate symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep problems and weight gain, and also reduce health risks associated with menopause such as osteoporosis. Prescribed by a licensed naturopathic doctor, make an appointment to see if BHRT is right for you.

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Unlike synthetically formulated hormones, bioidentical hormones have the same molecule structure as those occurring in the body and are usually derived from a plant source. Since they have a chemical structure identical to endogenous human hormones, they bind to and activate our receptors in the same way our own endogenous hormones do.

Although they are derived from a plant source, bioidentical hormones are standardized and compounded by a pharmacist to derive a measurable amount of hormone to the body.

 

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Questions? Find out if BHRT is right for you.

Services

Menopause BHRT Treatment

As we age, our hormone levels will naturally first fluctuate and then drop. This is true for both males and females, but is particularly so for women approaching menopause. Bioidentical HRT can be used to bolster your fading hormone levels, which can significantly reduce the severity of your menopause symptoms.

    Perimenopause Treatment

    Perimenopause is the time during which her body is beginning its hormonal decline, preparing itself for the last stretch of egg releases. This transition period can last from a few months to a few years, the average length being around a four-year timespan. We provide customized BHRT prescriptions for issues surrounding perimenopause.

      Dessicated Thyroid Support 

       BHRT can help bring your endocrine system back into balance and relieve your thyroid of the pressure being placed on it. BHRT helps alleviate your imbalances with bioidentical hormones, which are an exact chemical match to those produced by your body. 

        PCOS Treatment

        The benefits of rebalancing your hormones to combat the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome are vast. Many women have been able to overcome their symptoms and regain overall health and wellness by balancing hormones. Balancing hormone levels with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may help women to prevent more hair loss, improve fertility,  and normalize cycles.

          What to Expect

          Prior to initiating treatment, it is essential to have blood (serum) or urine hormone levels checked, as well as pelvic ultrasound (within 3 months) and updated mammogram (within the year) in order to rule out any contraindications to using bioidentical hormone therapy. Once treatment is initiated, regular hormone balance testing is required to ensure the dosage is correct for your case.

          BHRT prescriptions at West End Women’s Health are prescribed by a licensed Naturopathic doctor with additional training in hormone therapy.

          Questions? Find out if BHRT is right for you.

          Dr. Priyanka Gupta, ND

          Bioidentical Hormones are precribed by Dr. Gupta who has additional training and certification in this therapy. Along with being a member of the North American Menopause Soceity, Dr. Gupta has a wealth of knowledge on female health, metabolic wellness and bioidentcial hormone prescribing. 

          Alex Nowak, NP

          NP Alex believes that each person has individual needs and has their own set of life experiences, struggles and issues. She focuses on individualized treatment for those willing to comply with improving and optimizing their health outcomes. She is motivated to provide therapeutic options that are in the best interest of the client.

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