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Who Will Benefit Most from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)? Understanding the Ideal Candidates and Age Groups


Published March 18, 2024

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has gained popularity as a treatment option for hormonal imbalances, particularly among women experiencing symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. However, BHRT may benefit a broader range of individuals beyond this demographic.  Understanding who will best benefit from BHRT and the ideal age group for treatment is essential for patients to make an informed decision.

Ideal Candidates For BHRT

  1. Women Going Through Menopause: Women experiencing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness during menopause may benefit from BHRT. BHRT can help alleviate these symptoms by restoring hormonal balance.
  2. Perimenopausal Women: Perimenopause is the transitional phase before menopause, characterized by hormonal fluctuations. Women in this stage may also experience symptoms that can be effectively managed with BHRT.
  3. Individuals with Hormonal Imbalances: Hormonal imbalances can occur at any age due to various factors such as stress, diet, and lifestyle. BHRT can help restore balance and alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and mood swings.
  4. Men with Low Testosterone Levels (Low T): BHRT can also benefit men with low testosterone levels, known as hypogonadism. Symptoms of low testosterone include decreased libido, fatigue, and muscle weakness, which can be improved with BHRT.

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Age Groups That Benefit Most From BHRT

  1. Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women (Ages 40-60): This age group typically experiences the most significant hormonal changes, making them ideal candidates for BHRT. BHRT can help manage menopausal symptoms and improve quality of life.
  2. Women Undergoing Surgical Menopause: Women who have undergone surgical removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy) may experience sudden hormonal changes. BHRT can help mitigate the symptoms of surgical menopause.
  3. Younger Individuals with Hormonal Imbalances (Ages 20-40): While less common, hormonal imbalances can occur in younger individuals due to various reasons such as stress, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or thyroid disorders. BHRT may be beneficial in restoring hormonal balance in this age group.
  4. Men with Low Testosterone Levels (Ages 30-60): Men in this age group may experience age-related decline in testosterone levels. BHRT can help improve symptoms associated with low testosterone and improve overall well-being.

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What’s The Next Step?

BHRT can benefit a wide range of individuals beyond menopausal women, including those with hormonal imbalances and men with low testosterone levels. The ideal age group for BHRT includes:

However, an individual assessment by a BodyLogicMD practitioner is crucial to determine BHRT’s suitability and to develop a personalized treatment plan. All people are different with different individual requirements. BodyLogicMD practitioners are hormone experts and will craft a customized treatment plan specifically for that person’s needs.

The post Who Will Benefit Most from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)? Understanding the Ideal Candidates and Age Groups appeared first on BodyLogicMD.

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  • “Dr. Schultz is extremely thorough with diagnosis and treatment while her testing is extensive.   She has a wealth of knowledge about hormone replacement and areas relating to this.  Her bedside manner is refreshing and she never rushes you out of her office.   If you have ever considered looking into hormone replacement you would be well advised to start with Dr. Schultz first”

    – Susan R.

  • “Within one week of starting HRT it felt like a thick, heavy fog was lifted from my life. I was able to get a full, restful night of sleep. With the addition of testosterone pellets my energy level, zest for life and libido went from good to fantastic!!! I feel balanced , grounded and very happy most days!”

    -Toula K.

  • “Since I became a patient of Dr. Schultz and FINALLY found someone who could balance my hormones, I HAVE FELT BETTER THAN I DID WHEN I WAS 20!!! I swear this is true!! Because of her diagnostic genius, the level of bioidentical hormones she has fine-tuned to my individual needs have changed my life and restored me to be the best “me” I can be! Dr. Schultz is not just a doctor, I call her my HEALER 🙂 She LISTENS to me, she educates me and encourages me to take good care of myself and to make good choices, and then she allows me to make my own decisions and choices, because she respects that I am an intelligent adult and the expert on my own 58-year-old body. She treats me as a peer and her PARTNER in maintaining my own wellness, and she respects and cares about me! Our appointments start and end with a hug, and I leave her office feeling uplifted, understood, inspired, strengthened and healed in body mind and spirit. She is very holistic,  understanding that we are not just a cluster of symptoms, but that in order to have healthy bodies we must also address our issues, belief systems, and thoughts. Dr. Schultz is a wise and wonderful teacher and I am blessed to have her on my path:) And her staff is awesome too!”

    Jessica O.

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