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At TruBalance Healthcare, our goal is to help you feel like yourself again. By working closely with your BHRT doctor, we are able to find the best solution for your unique and individual condition. Contact us today to start the process with a referral to a BHRT doctor in your area.



What Is Human Identical Hormone Therapy/Bioidentical Hormones?

Human Identical Hormone Therapy is, at a basic level, providing the body with a form of replacement hormones, that are identical to the molecular structure of natural, endogenous hormones.




Human Identical Vs. Synthetic Hormones

The term "human identical hormones" simply means that these hormones are chemically the same as the ones the human body produces. They are also called "human identical" or "human iso-molecular". "Synthetic" hormones refers to those manufactured with a chemical structure that is foreign to the human body, but mimics some hormonal activity. These chemical differences can mean that synthetic hormones act differently in your body and produce substantially different effects. We recommend only human identical hormones in your custom prescription formulations.




Why do Human Identical Hormones need a prescription?

Human Identical Hormones that are specific to your unique hormone levels can only be obtained from a custom compounding pharmacy. Compounding or formulating a customized dosage for an individual person is a function that a compounding pharmacist performs only with the permission of the physician. All of the ingredients may not be prescription, however anything that is compounded must be prescribed to the patient via prescription. The formulation is an exact fingerprint to what your own body needs.




Where do these types of hormones come from?

Human Identical Hormones are obtained from sterol analogues found in many varieties of plants, seaweed, primarily soybean and yam/sweet potatoes (if the patient has any allergies we can alter the prescription). The estrogen and progesterone powder is engineered chemically from the plant to be molecularly identical to endogenous human hormones.




What type of delivery system is best suited for me?

Hormone balance is individual, therefore the way you take hormones will be customized to each individual person. There are many delivery methods available.

Example:
TRANSDERMAL - Through the skin or Transmucomal (via vaginal tissue). With this method, products bypass the liver so doses can be smaller and are less likely to metabolize down.

ORAL - Oral delivery metabolizes differently and usually requires higher doses. Talk to your doctor about dosage.

Taking various basic ingredients, the pharmacist puts together, or compounds the medication in the correct proportion, formulas, and delivery methods (i.e. pills, capsules, creams, ointments, injectables) prescribed by the physician.





How do I know if I'm a candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Do you have adrenal fatigue?
Are you high stress? Are you low on energy all the time and feel like you are running on empty?
Have your adrenals tested. Custom compounded Human Identical Hormones can help you to feel like yourself again.

Thyroid Issues?
Thyroid dysfunction can negatively effect the neurological, cardiac and skeletal muscle, kidneys, and hormone-producing tissues in our bodies.

WOMEN - Do you have the following symptoms?
You might benefit from Human Identical Hormone Therapy/BHRT.
Dysmenorrhea (cramps)
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Infertility/Endometriosis
Irregular menstrual periods
Fibrocystic breasts
Premenopausal symptoms
Weight gain
Mood swings
Reduced libido
Vaginal thinning/Dryness
Painful intercourse
Hot flashes
Night sweats
Depression/Tearful
Poor concentration/Memory lapses
Insomnia/Disturbed sleep
Arteriosclerosis
Osteoporosis

MEN - Do you have the following symptoms?
Get back on track with Human Identical Testosterone Therapy/TRT.
Poor sleep/Insomnia
Low libido
No energy
Low muscle mass
Bad skin
Low muscle mass
Disinterested in life
Poor post-excersize recovery
Poor concentration/Memory lapses
Mood swings
Weight gain - stomach area/abdomen/breast area