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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)


Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for achieving optimal wellness at North Carolina Hormone Institute – In Charlotte and serving Matthews, Pineville, Harrisburg, Woodford Green, Mt. Holly, Mint Hill and all surrounding areas

BHRTIf you are ready to repair normal hormonal levels and diminish hormonal imbalance symptoms, contact North Carolina Hormone Institute today. Dr. Gretchen Reis is an expert hormone doctor specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Determine if you have high testosterone or low testosterone levels, progesterone deficiencies, or estrogen variations.

Whether you are surviving with symptoms of aging or defined conditions such as menopause, perimenopause, andropause or thyroid illness we offer a hormone treatment resolution designed solely for you.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) vs. Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

First, let’s answer the question of what are hormones? Hormones are your body’s powerful chemical messengers. Traveling through the bloodstream to your tissues and organs, hormones manage mood, metabolism, sexual function, growth, and development. Even small changes in natural hormone levels can have significant consequences.

Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is founded on the usage of synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones are human-made, chemically-created hormones that are patented. Consequently, treatment for every patient is indistinguishable and not tailored to their specific needs.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure to those your body would naturally produce. This bioidentical structure permits hormones to follow the matching pathways and act on the same receptors in the body as your biologically produced hormones – meaning the side effects have a minimal risk, and the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormone treatment are optimal. Bioidentical hormones are natural hormones which are derived from plant extracts such as soybeans and yam. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy replenishes the hormones your body needs to function properly, and every hormone treatment plan is unique to the patient.

Choosing a more natural option such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy versus a synthetic hormone replacement therapy gives patients a better overall hormone replacement experience with fewer adverse reactions and only mild side effects. Some of the most noticeable benefits of using bioidentical hormones include:

  • Better maintenance of muscle mass and strength*
  • Enhanced mood, concentration, and memory*
  • Improved cholesterol levels*
  • Increased libido*
  • Reduction in hot flashes and vaginal dryness*
  • Reduced osteoporosis and restoration of bone strength*
  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease*
  • Reduced risk of depression*
  • Relief from insomnia*

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Known as “male menopause,” andropause is the result of gradual hormone loss. The most common form of deficiency is low testosterone in men. Symptoms of low testosterone in men appear in many different forms such as muscle loss, lowered sex drive, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, urinary problems, and memory loss. Hormonal imbalances are at the root of many chronic health problems and can increase the risk of severe disease. More and more men are turning to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to seek relief from these bothersome symptoms.

Using this natural hormone treatment of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, plus a personalized, medically supervised program including a customized fitness and nutrition program, millions of men living with symptoms of low testosterone are turning their lives around and regaining health and confidence. With BodyLogicMD customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men, men can achieve optimal health and a higher quality of life.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Women experience some hormonal fluctuations throughout the lifespan such as menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, perimenopause, and menopause. Any of these changes can impact the delicate balance of natural hormones, leading to levels of high testosterone in women, low testosterone in women, and even create thyroid symptoms in women. Beginning around the age of 30, women should monitor their hormones closely. Many times hormone imbalance will occur with the onset of perimenopause and continue as menopause progresses. During these times, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone production begins to diminish, putting women at increased risk for certain diseases and distressing over uncomfortable symptoms, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular bleeding

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the primary solution for hormone imbalance and an effective way to alleviate symptoms and protect against the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. With a supervised hormone treatment plan, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can improve the health and quality of life of women distressed by symptoms and conditions of hormone imbalance.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at North Carolina Hormone Institute

To determine your hormonal needs, Dr. Gretchen Reis, a hormone specialist and a respected member of the BodyLogicMD network of physicians specializing in bioidentical hormone therapy, will thoroughly evaluate your symptoms using state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing. These results are used, along with a thorough review of your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle, to define your distinct healthcare needs. At the North Carolina Hormone Institute, all treatment plans are individually tailored to focus on your specific needs and goals. This type of personalized diagnostic protocol ensures that each patient receives the most accurate and safe treatment options available. Your physician will continue to monitor progress and re-evaluate your treatment, ensuring that an optimal balance is maintained. A customized treatment program can include:

  • Access to trained bioidentical hormone doctors specializing in bioidentical hormones for women
  • Analysis of lab results and symptoms
  • Review of medical, family and personal history
  • Comprehensive hormone testing (blood, saliva, and/or urine)
  • Nutritional guidance and support
  • Personalized female hormone replacement therapy programs
  • Quality compounded hormones and professional-grade supplements
  • Tailored health and fitness programs

The North Carolina Hormone Institute has assisted hundreds of men and women in improving their overall health by balancing hormones and implementing lifestyle changes and high-quality, targeted supplement regimens. Join the growing number of success stories—begin your journey to symptom relief and better quality of life today. Contact Dr. Gretchen Reis and her team at North Carolina Hormone Institute today to regain health and happiness!

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  • I knew my hormones were off balance, going through the change of life. I had hot flashes, I couldn’t sleep, and no libido. Dr. Reis diagnosed the hormone problems but she also found a thyroid issue and showed me how my stress and poor eating habits were affecting the rest of my body. She put me on bioidentical hormones and…Read More
  • I was on testosterone shots for a long time, but I never really felt as well as I thought I should have. Dr. Reis found out my estrogen was too high. She helped get that back to normal, changed me to pellet therapy, and really helped me with my diet and exercise. I feel so much more energetic now. My…Read More
  • I can’t believe how much better I feel! Dr. Reis took the time to really figure out how my hormones were out of balance. Now that I’m on testosterone pellets, with the other hormones and supplements, I feel great! My energy is back, my sex drive is much better, and the brain fog is gone. Thank you, Dr. Reis! Kathy…Read More
  • Dr. Reis understands that people like myself want to achieve a level of health where we improve our current condition which translates into more energy and a general feeling of well-being the entire day. Most medical offices are created to fix the sick but BodyLogicMD is focused on keeping you well. I have been a patient of Dr. Reis for over a…Read More

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