Dr. Joseph M. Perlman Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre


Who wouldn’t want to enjoy life to its fullest potential with vibrant energy and an abundance of zest?

There is nothing more invigorating than having a strong body, a positive attitude, and a clear mind to take on any activity, right?

However, that’s not always how it goes.

You might wake up in the morning feeling ready to attack the day, but by noon your energy levels are depleted.

Or as you go through your day working away, you find it hard to concentrate on even the simplest task because of mental fogginess.

And don’t even think about slipping in between the sheets that evening… because the libido ship sailed long ago and getting “in the mood” is virtually impossible.

While some men and women may think these symptoms are completely normal or typical aging signs, it might be something you can remedy, as these are signs of…

A hormonal imbalance!

Not only does a hormonal imbalance affect your energy levels, sex life, and mental clarity, but it also affects a number of other bodily functions.

Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Inability to lose weight
  • Irritability and mood fluctuations
  • Always being tired
  • Tender breasts
  • Hard to focus
  • Heavier periods
  • Mental fogginess
  • And more.

The good news is…

All of these symptoms can be alleviated with one easy treatment… bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT for short.

A safe and effective customized treatment to help you take your life back.

However, hormone replacement therapy does more than just help you revive your libido, sharpen your mental focus, and minimize mood swings!

Let’s take a look at the latest benefits and discoveries hormone replacement therapy has to offer…

4 Underrated Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

1. Wards off osteoporosis

For more than 50 years, it’s been recognized that people who have low estrogen levels suffer from bone loss. And, as time goes on, this bone loss eventually turns into osteoporosis – otherwise known as a condition in which the bones are weak and brittle.

With the help of hormone replacement therapy, the risk of suffering from osteoporosis can be minimized, as numerous studies have shown estrogen reduces the risk of bone and hip fractures!

Hormone replacement therapy can help you get your estrogen levels back up to normal, so you can get back out into the world in full swing. Who else wants strong and sturdy bones for the future?

2. Groundbreaking alternative to chemotherapy

In a recent study involving 10,273 women with some variation of breast cancer, one group of women received normal chemotherapy and the other half received a form of cancer treatment involving hormone replacement therapy.

And the results were shocking!

Scientists found that there was no significant difference between the women who received chemotherapy and the no chemotherapy group.

In other words, the results between the women with breast cancer who received normal chemotherapy treatment and the women who received BHRT achieved the same results – minus the side effects.

Additionally, the study also has the potential to improve access to health care, by keeping costs down for women who will not need chemotherapy!

But what does this mean for women who don’t have cancer? Well, in addition to fighting cancer, it can also help ward it off!

3. Reduced rates of heart disease

In 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) started a clinical trial that was cut short because the study showed hormone replacement therapy caused breast cancer and heart attacks – though no evidence was found.

Even though no significant findings were proven, the press about the study spread like wildfire, and many women, scared by the news, discontinued taking hormone replacement therapy.

But things have changed.

One of the principal investigators in the WHI study, Professor Langer, wrote a recent paper discussing how that study was wrongfully ended due to insignificant evidence. He also points out results suggested a reduced rate of breast cancer with HRT and reduced rates of heart attacks in women who were less than 60 years old when they began HRT!

Ultimately, those positive results were overshadowed by the fear stirred up by the initial paper. If you had a choice, wouldn’t you want to have a strong heart with a minimized chance of heart disease? Well, you can – with the help of hormonal replacement therapy.

4. Alleviates vaginal dryness

While hormone replacement therapy is a fantastic treatment for menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and emotional instability, one overlooked benefit is that it also helps alleviate vaginal dryness!

There’s nothing worse than becoming intimate with someone, only to experience painful sex due to dryness below the belt, right?

With BHRT, you can revive and restore your vivacious sex life by banishing that frustrating vaginal dryness – and you aren’t the only one who’ll love this!

About Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, also known as menopausal hormone therapy, is a safe and effective treatment to balance out your hormones so you can take back your life.

If you’re suffering from:

  • Lack of energy.
  • Trouble getting to sleep or sleeping.
  • Mental fogginess.
  • Mood swings.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Vaginal dryness.
  • Low libido.
  • Or the risk of osteoporosis.

Hormone replacement therapy might just be right for you.

But how exactly does this treatment work? Estrogen – with or without added progestogen – is delivered through a small pellet, which is about the size of a grain of rice.

However, this type of treatment isn’t a one size fits all kind of thing.

Each and every person who takes hormone replacement therapy receives a customized plan to deliver just the right amount of hormones for his or her body.

Not only is hormone replacement therapy safe and effective, it’s also extremely convenient, as the pellet doesn’t need to be replaced until after 3-4 months in women and 5-6 months in men.

Hormone replacement therapy might just be the answer to restore and revive your vitality.

So, let me as you again, who wouldn’t want to enjoy life to its full potential with energy and zest?

If you’re ready to learn more about hormone replacement therapy, give our office a call today and schedule a no-obligation consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my symptoms, and could HRT be an effective treatment?

HRT is commonly used to alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal changes, such as menopause or hormone deficiencies. Symptoms can include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood changes, and decreased libido. Whether HRT is effective depends on your specific symptoms and medical history. Consulting with a healthcare provider is crucial to determine if HRT is appropriate for you.

Are there different types of HRT, and which might be right for me?

Yes, there are different types of HRT. They can include estrogen-only therapy (ET) for women who have had a hysterectomy, and combined estrogen-progestogen therapy (EPT) for women who still have a uterus. There are also different forms of administration, such as pills, patches, creams, and implants. The choice of HRT depends on factors like your medical history, age, symptoms, and personal preferences.

What are the potential risks and benefits of HRT?
  • Benefits of HRT can include relief from symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, as well as potential improvements in bone density and reduced risk of fractures. Risks can include an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, breast cancer (for some types of HRT), and other conditions. The balance of risks and benefits should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
Are there alternative treatments for my symptoms that I should consider?
  • Yes, there are non-hormonal treatments available depending on your symptoms. These can include lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments, herbal supplements, and medications that target specific symptoms like antidepressants for mood changes or vaginal lubricants for dryness. Your healthcare provider can help explore these options with you.
What kind of monitoring would be involved if I go on HRT?

Monitoring while on HRT typically involves regular check-ups with your healthcare provider. This may include monitoring blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and discussing any changes or concerns you may have. The frequency of monitoring depends on individual health factors and the type of HRT prescribed.