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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii

Pritam Tapryal, MD

Integrative Medicine Physician & Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Honolulu, HI

Whether we like it or not, hormone levels change as we age. They begin to decline in the mid-30's and early 40's and continue to decrease through the rest of our lives. This drop in hormone levels is natural and unavoidable, however, how rapidly and smoothly the change takes place CAN be controlled. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has changed the manner in which men and women age. BHRT is the use of natural hormones to help resolve the symptoms of hormone imbalance related to aging. It has helped improve the quality of life by making the transition smoother and more gradual. Dr. Tapryal at Holistic Medical Center understands how essential hormone balancing is to maintain good health and well being as we age. He has been able to help patients in recovering from hormone related symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, lack of energy, depression and poor sleep through the use of natural hormone replacement therapy. We could accept our hormonal woes but why should we when the remedy is as simple as replacing the missing hormones. If you suffer from hormonal imbalance and need help managing your symptoms give us a call!

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

Replacing lost hormones is crucial to feeling good. When people hear "hormone replacement therapy" they think of menopausal women but in reality both men and women can benefit from hormone replacement in various stages of their life. Hormone replacement can increase energy, balance mood, improve sleep, boost concentration and increase libido. Reduced levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are restored so that overall health is revived.

Recent years have seen the emergence of bio-identical hormone replacement, which takes a more natural approach to hormone replacement. These hormones are plant based and are biologically identical to human hormones on a molecular level. This helps to avoid the side effects commonly experienced with synthetic hormones.

Bio-identical hormones come in the form of a cream that is absorbed through the skin. Transdermal delivery of hormones is the method of choice since the digestive system and liver are bypassed, which would not be the case if they were ingested orally.  

Bio-identical hormones provide significant relief with no adverse side effects. They provide a safe, pleasant and efficient way to help your body help itself, the way nature designed it to be.

At Holistic Medical center we offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women. We can help you restore your youth and vitality - give us a call.

Goals of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy include:

  • Alleviation of the symptoms caused by the decreased production of hormones. (Examples include: sleep problems, mood swings, increased body fat, decreased libido and sexual function, hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety,etc.)
  • Re-establishing protective benefits which were originally provided by higher levels of naturally occurring hormones. (Examples include: bone density, cardiovascular health, immune function, etc.)
  • Reversal of diseases associated with aging (Examples: osteoporosis, loss of strength, fatigue, exercise intolerance, decreasing muscle mass, mental clarity, etc.
  • Enhanced sense of well-being, and quality of life over the long-term.