When hormones like testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen are too low, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can restore balance to your body – and even improve your sexual health. Avanti Medical Center is proud to provide patients with the most advanced treatments available to improve their quality of life.
Co-owner and acting medical director Kellie Lewis can offer information about hormone replacement during a private consultation in Lehi, UT. Call now to schedule an appointment and see if you qualify for BHRT.
What causes sexual dysfunction?
Low hormone levels contribute to a decrease in sexual performance and desire. For example, men experience erectile dysfunction, low libido, and a decrease in muscle mass because of testosterone deficiency.
On the other hand, women suffer from issues like vaginal dryness and painful intercourse due to estrogen depletion. We understand how embarrassing it can be to discuss these issues with your partner, but they don’t have to remain a part of your life forever.
How does BHRT work?
The hormones used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are derived from plant extracts and carefully formulated to match the structure of natural hormones found in the human body.
BHRT is administered in pellet form. The pellets are placed just beneath the skin during an in-office appointment and release hormones continuously for several months at a time. Treatment should be performed 2 – 4 times a year or as needed. Kellie Lewis can determine the right timeline for your needs.
What are the benefits of BHRT for sexual health?
Some people in Lehi, UT use prescription drugs or invasive procedures to combat sexual dysfunction, but these solutions are not ideal. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a less risky and more natural alternative. Benefits of BHRT include:
- No guesswork: There’s no need to self-administer treatment or take a daily pill. The pellets release hormones in a steady and uniform manner.
- No adverse reactions: Since hormones used in BHRT closely match your own hormones, there are fewer complications associated with treatment.
- Long-lasting results: The pellets provide benefits for several months at a time, so you only need to come in for an appointment twice a year or as needed.
BHRT can address common but frustrating problems such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, and painful intercourse. Men and women alike are able to enjoy intimate moments with a partner.
Expected side effects from BHRT
BHRT side effects are usually mild, but some people experience temporary soreness, hair thickening, and mood swings while their bodies adjust to the hormones. These symptoms should subside within a short period. We take safety seriously and recommend regular follow-up appointments to monitor your levels and adjust the dosage as needed.
Avanti Medical Center provides additional guidance and educational resources to help you transition into hormone replacement treatment effectively.
BHRT for sexual wellness
The subject of sexual dysfunction can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to remain taboo. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a safe way to address issues like low libido, painful intercourse, and erectile dysfunction.
If you live in Lehi, UT or the surrounding areas and want to learn more about BHRT, contact Avanti Medical Center. Co-owner and acting medical director Kellie Lewis is available to offer advice about the best possible course of treatment for your needs.