What is BHRT?

BHRT stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy which refers to how molecularly similar the hormone is to the hormone in the human body. As we age, the ovaries production of estrogen and testosterone declines as women transition into menopause causing a myriad of symptoms. These vary from person to person and can range from moderate to severe.

The transition time leading up to menopause is known as perimenopause. Perimenopause may last between 7 to 14 years. Menopause is a point in time when it has been 12 months since the last menstrual period.

Symptoms may include:
  • Night sweats
  • Feelings of depression
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain or discomfort during intercourse

Tonya Harper, NP-C, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, can help create an individualized plan to optimize hormone levels. This can help promote overall health and sense of well-being.