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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

BHRT can relieve symptoms of hormone imbalance, prevent memory loss, improve cardiovascular health, and bone production, growth and repair.

As you age, your body makes less of certain hormones that are key to quality of life. Testosterone and estrogen imbalances cause issues like hot flashes, night sweats, low sex drive, sleeplessness, and mood changes. 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) augments natural hormone production, restoring it to normal levels.

At Forum Health, we use only bioidentical hormones, which are identical to the body’s natural chemistry. You’ll experience many positive changes: improved mood, memory, and ability to deal with stress; more energy; heightened sex drive and improved sexual health, deep and restorative sleep. Live your life with zest, energy, and happiness.

Our primary goal is to give our patients as much life, energy, vitality, and drive into their lives as possible! 

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Hormone replacement therapy for women

Estrogen is responsible for over 400 functions in the body. As women age and the body stops producing eggs, natural production of estrogen and progesterone decreases. 

 

At Forum, our clinicians perform the safest, most effective version of hormone therapy as described by the FDA.¹

 

Most women will start to experience these changes in hormone levels during their late 40s. This can lead to hot flashes and other problems. Changes in hormones can even affect mood and behavior.²

 

BHRT for women can help ease symptoms of:

  • vaginal dryness
  • bone thinning, or osteoporosis
  • urinary problems
  • thinning hair

  • sleep problems
  • hot flashes and night sweats
  • moodiness
  • lower fertility

  • irregular periods
  • concentration and memory difficulties
  • smaller breasts and an accumulation of fat in the abdomen 

Testosterone therapy for men

Andropause, or commonly known as male menopause, is usually triggered by a reduction in hormone levels. During the late teenage years, the male body reaches its peak hormone production, which will gradually decline at a rate of 1-2% per year thereafter. Symptoms of low testosterone (Low-T) typically begin to manifest in men during their mid to late 30s.

At Forum Health, we use BHRT to augment natural testosterone production and restore it to optimal levels. 

Getting started with Hormone Replacement Therapy is very easy and convenient. We offer hormone replacement therapy via a few different options that our provider will discuss at your first appointment.

How Does BHRT Work?

Getting started with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Michigan is very easy and convenient. 

Full Hormone Panel Blood Work

We can draw your blood at any of our 5 locations (Clarkston, Novi, Rochester/Troy, Shelby Township & West Bloomfield), or you can go to any Lab Corp (www.labcorp.com) across the country. The turn-around time is typically within a few days.

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Consultation

You will meet one-on-one with one of our highly trained physician assistant. We focus on your past medical history, medications, allergies, surgeries and what, if any, therapies you have tried in the past and what your goals are for your future.

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Treatment Plan based on your symptoms and the results of your blood work

Our focus is based on your symptoms as the number one priority. Then we evaluate your lab results and work to get you in the optimal range. We don’t focus on the “normal” range, rather the “optimal” range.

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Hormones Prescribed

All medications are shipped directly to your house for your convenience. We only use bio-identical hormones. We never prescribe or condone the use the synthetic hormones.

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Follow-up Care

Blood work is repeated 6 weeks after starting therapy, again at 6 months, and then yearly. There are no membership fees and ongoing follow up calls or visits are free of charge.

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References

  1. Julia Files & Juliana M Kling (2019) Transdermal delivery of bioidentical estrogen in menopausal hormone therapy: a clinical review, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, DOI: 10.1080/17425247.2020.1700949
  2. Graham Bronwyn M., Denson Thomas F., Barnett Justine, Calderwood Clare, Grisham Jessica R. (2018) Sex Hormones Are Associated With Rumination and Interact With Emotion Regulation Strategy Choice to Predict Negative Affect in Women Following a Sad Mood Induction, Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00937
  3. Anna Cabeca, DO (2019) Hormones & Health: What Many Women Don’t Knowhttps://drannacabeca.com/blogs/keto-alkaline-diet/hormones-health-what-many-women-don-t-know
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