Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) | Royal Oak, MI

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

By restoring hormones to optimal levels, DR. Hakim restores balance to the body, to alleviate symptoms, prevent disease, and build a strong foundation for optimal health. If you live in the greater Detroit or Royal Oak, MI area, schedule comprehensive hormone testing at Prosperity Health – and take the first step to feeling your best, now and for years to come.