BioIdentical Hormone Replace Therapy (BHRT)

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as Bio-identical hormone therapy (BHT) or natural hormone therapy, is the practice of using hormones, identical on a molecular level with human hormones, to correct hormone imbalance due to menopause, andropause, aging, illness, disease, and environmental and dietary toxins.

For women, replacing declining or missing female hormones (including estrogen and progesterone) with hormone replacement therapy can relieve many of the symptoms of menopause.

And for men suffering from low testosterone levels (“Low T”), natural hormone replacement therapy can improve sex drive and sexual performance, as well as reduce fat accumulation and help build muscle.

Clinical studies have also shown that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy also reduces the risk of many serious diseases in women and men, including osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, Alzheimer’s and more!

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance that Hormone Replacement Therapy Treats

Anxiety and depression

Decreased muscle strength

Difficulty sleeping

Inability to lose weight

Lack of energy and fatigue

Muscle and/or joint pain

Reduced mental clarity/focus

Sexual desire/performance issues

Weight gain

Almost all men and women over 40, and many over 30, have a hormone imbalance. Getting your levels checked should be an integral part of your yearly checkups. – Nishath Hakim, MD

BioIdentical Hormone Replace Therapy (BHRT) | Royal Oak

Dr. Hakim is has undergone extensive training in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and is certified in BHRT. Her expertise, combined with comprehensive lab testing, allows the team at Prosperity Health to create a personalized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treatment plan for our patients. BHRT can have a life changing impact on a patient’s vitality, health and wellbeing. In addition it has been shown to prevent some age-related illness.

At Prosperity Health, we use compounded hormones customized for you. In addition, we exclusively use BioTE® pellet therapy due to its superior quality and outstanding safety record. Reported benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) include:

Feeling/looking younger

Decreased levels of depression/anxiety

Increased mental acuity

Increased energy and muscle strength

Increased sexual vitality

Greater ability to lose weight

Bio-Identical vs Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy

testosterone moleculeDosage – With synthetic (conventional) hormones you are limited to the doses pharmaceutical companies offer. With bio-identical hormones, each dose is tailored to an individual’s specific needs, allowing for a more accurate treatment.

Side Effects – Synthetic hormones are not structurally the same as human hormones, which often leads to a variety of unwanted side effects including high blood pressure, blot clots and even cancer. On the contrary, because bio-identical hormones are an exact structural replica of endogenous hormones, side effects are rarely observed.

Effectiveness – While synthetic hormones can mimic the effects of natural human hormones in certain biological pathways, they rarely offer the same effectiveness because the body interprets them as foreign toxins, which it can’t properly metabolize. Bio-identical hormones have the exact same structure as human hormones; therefore they are equally as effective as the hormones we naturally produce in our bodies.

Key Hormones for Health & Vitality


The body manufactures dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) naturally in the adrenal glands and is then converted to androgens, estrogens and other hormones. These are the hormones that regulate fat and mineral metabolism, sexual and reproductive function, and energy levels. DHEA supplementation has been used to improve:

Breakdown of fat

Cardiovascular risk

Cognitive function/mood

Immune system function

Muscle strength


Sexual vitality


Estrogen is a sex hormone that gets a lot of attention in women's lives, but it is actually a hormone that affects both men and women. Estrogen is believed to protect against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s Disease and memory disorders. Estrogen supplementation has been used to improve:

Depression/mood swings



Menopause symptoms

Urinary Incontinence

Vaginal atrophy

Wrinkles of the face


Melatonin is created by the pineal gland in the brain. In a normally functioning individual, melatonin directs our circadian rhythm by signaling relaxation and lower body temperature at night to induce and maintain sleep. Melatonin supplementation has been used to improve:

Antioxidant effect

Cancer prevention




Premature aging

Quality of sleep


Progesterone is produced in the ovaries, the placenta and the adrenal glands. It helps a women get and stay pregnant, regulates the menstrual cycle and plays a role in sexual desire. It protects against uterine and breast cancers, osteoporosis and ovarian cysts. Progesterone supplementation can improve:

Abnormal uterine bleeding

Fibrocystic disease

Irregular menstrual cycle


Migraine headaches

Ovarian cysts



Testosterone is secreted by the testes in males and in much smaller doses in the ovaries in females. In the right amounts, testosterone improves muscle mass, strength and brain function. However, low levels can decrease sex drive, increase fat storage and increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Supplementation can improve:

Ability to lose weight

Arthritis, cholesterol levels, risk of cardiovascular disease & hypertension

Bone density

Libido/sexual performance

Mental wellbeing

Skin tone


Thyroid Hormones - T4 & T3

The thyroid gland releases two thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones impact all organs of the body and regulate temperature, metabolism and cerebral function. For those with deficiencies in these hormones, supplementation can improve:

Ability to lose weight

Cardiovascular disease


Cognitive ability

Energy levels



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