- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) -
What is BHRT?
B io-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the use of natural hormones as supplementation in an individual experiencing hormonal imbalances. Hormonal changes are common in both men and women.
Who could benefit from BHRT?
BHRT is used in both males and females. Women experiencing symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, fatigue, and irritability can benefit from BHRT. Men experiencing symptoms of andropause, such as decreased libido, insomnia, and mood changes can benefit from BHRT.
At Capizzi MD, we use saliva testing to obtain an accurate reading of hormone levels. These results are then used to create a formula that is tailored to each patients’ specific needs. Silvia reflects your active hormone levels and is the best way to monitor topical hormone supplementation. Easy and convenient collection, with no need for needles, salivary hormone testing is a preferable and reliable method when compared to blood testing. The solution is simple, topical hormone supplementation (similar to a cream) and possibility of oral supplementation (depending on what their labs results) will be prescribed to the patient.
Who administers BHRT Treatment?
Most BHRT patients will meet with our Nurse Practitioner, Grace Anglin. Grace is an instrumental part of Capizzi MD. Grace has extensive experience in the medical field, in 2017 she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree with concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) from East Carolina University. With the Capizzi MD team since 2013, Grace is a former cardiac nurse, who has worked in healthcare for over a decade. Grace received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Grace is the Director for our Womens Health and our Wellness Program here at Capizzi MD. For the Hormone Replacement Therapy Program, She will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have about the program.