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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

BHRT 4The body is a wondrous composition of elaborate systems that balance many actions and functions on a continuous basis, all working in harmony to keep it feeling and looking its absolute best. When normal hormone levels start to decline, patients are left to deal with the unpleasantness that comes with hormonal imbalance symptoms. These symptoms can be caused by a multitude of factors such as low testosterone, fluctuating estrogen levels, thyroid disorder, progesterone deficiencies, and even adrenal fatigue. While hormonal imbalance symptoms can appear at any time during the lifespan, they show more prominent during perimenopause, menopause, and andropause years. Seeking out the help of a highly trained hormone doctor with expertise in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, such as Dr. Bob Ghelfi and Dr. Elke Cooke, can determine the difference between healthy and harmful treatment.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) vs. Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses bioidentical hormones, which are far different than their highly-controversial, human-made counterpart – conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Derived from natural resources, such as soy and yams, bioidentical hormones are custom-compounded in a lab to meet patient’s particular desires. Created to have an identical molecular structure to the hormones naturally produced by the human body, bioidentical hormones are mechanically identical to natural endogenous hormones, functioning on the same cellular level, working with the receptors and producing the same sequence of physiological reactions as original hormones. Meanwhile, synthetic hormones have a different structure than bioidentical hormones thus have a greater chance of causing complications. HRT utilizes hormone prescriptions that are patented and chemically based. HRT results in patients all receiving the same treatment, regardless of their individual need. Bioidentical hormones are tailored to every patient.

What Causes Hormonal Imbalances?

One of the greatest players in this endless dance is the hormones, which can be compared to little chemical messengers. They are discharged directly into the bloodstream where they are then carried to the bodies various organs and tissues to fulfill their management duties. There are many types of hormones that work on all different aspects of the body, from growth to development, to sexual function, energy levels, awake and sleep cycles, and so much more.

When this intricate system becomes unbalanced, and a hormone imbalance is present, a host of uncomfortable and annoying symptoms can erupt. From insomnia to hair loss and fatigue to unexplained weight gain.  One of the most natural and minimally invasive ways to rebalance hormones is with assistance from bioidentical hormone therapy from Infinity Health & Rejuvenation. At this premier wellness center in Sacramento, getting an accurate assessment of hormone levels by using some of the most advanced testing techniques allows their team of experts to tailor a treatment plan based on these results and well as each patient’s personal goals.

Hormone Balance in Men & Women

The way male and female bodies function, of course, have many similarities, but in the intricate balance of hormones, male and female rhythms are entirely different. While male hormones reach their highest point in a man’s 20s, for women, hormone levels top off in the mid-thirties and then begin to decline for the following two to three decades. Women may experience some of the symptoms associated with hormone decline and menopause, while men may also find themselves suffering from muscle loss, weight gain, hair loss, and reduced libido.

Besides offering treatment for natural hormone decline, Infinity Health & Rejuvenation can also provide treatment plans to assist with other hormone-related conditions such as thyroid disorder and adrenal fatigue, which can treat with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as well.*

Hormone Treatment Options

Medical Director Dr. Bob Ghelfi, Dr. Elke Cooke, and his specially trained BHRT staff have no interest in a one-size-fits-all approach to hormone treatment. They know and understand that what works for one body will not necessarily work for another. Thus they take every step necessary to ensure that a customized plan is designed specifically for each patient. Hormone treatment starts with comprehensive laboratory hormone testing panels, which may include blood, and urine samples to allow for accurate assessment of multiple parameters that affect a patient’s overall health. Only after taking a detailed personal health history will the team at Infinity Health & Rejuvenation than working with the lab results to focus on all the factors related to a patient’s well-being and personal therapy plan.


If the time feels right to transform your life with expert care from highly trained hormone specialists with expertise in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact Infinity Health & Rejuvenation today. At Infinity Health & Rejuvenation in Sacramento, CA, the physicians and their team can help you achieve your best health ever. Dr. Ghelfi and Dr. Cooke are among the top physicians in Sacramento specially certified to help individuals reach their health goals, including addressing symptoms of hormone imbalance. Get started on a customized treatment plan ensured to achieve optimal wellness. Take that step towards thriving rather than just surviving!


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