Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Blend Institute

Integrative Medicine Practice located in Bradenton, FL

Feeling low, depressed and suffering from loss of sleep, hot flashes, and night sweats? If this sounds like you, your hormones may be responsible for all of these. Seek a consultation with Dr. Timothy Blend and his wife, Kimberly Blend, ARNP, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, at The Blend Institute (TBI) in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. They specialize in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) — including bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) — for men, women, or transgender patients. The couple is highly trained and has years of experience in various BHRT delivery methods. Call or click to schedule an appointment today.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

The Blend Institute

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are compounds that have a similar composition to hormones naturally produced in your body. Bioidentical hormones are increasingly popular for use over conventional synthetic homes in hormone replacement therapy.

Bioidentical hormones are derived from a plant source and can be found in the form of creams, gels, pills, injections, pellets, and skin patches.  Bioidentical hormones are not necessarily custom made for each patient; they are also available as FDA-approved fixed-dose combinations in pharmacies for use on a mass scale.

When is BHRT needed?  

Aging, physical illnesses, and cancer treatments can all bring about a decline in hormonal levels. Conventional hormone replacement therapy is like a one-size-fits-all treatment for hormonal imbalance problems, while BHRT is like a treatment tailored to your needs. Dr. Timothy Blend and Kimberly Blend review the results of the lab panel to determine the type and dose of BHRT best suited for you.

In women, BHRT is mainly used for treating symptoms of menopause. The North American Menopause Society reports that BHRT constitutes 40% of all HRT prescriptions, with about 1.4 million women using this treatment. BHRT is used for treating:

  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Low libido
  • Memory loss
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Migraines
  • Bone density loss

In men, it is used to treat symptoms of low testosterone levels, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Muscle loss
  • Memory loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Low testosterone

In transgender people, BHRT is often prescribed to help them develop the physical appearance of their desired sex. It also helps them to suppress the hormones of their genetic sex.

How do you correctly calculate the BHRT dosage?

Dr. Timothy Blend and Kimberly Blend closely watch you throughout the BHRT therapy. They strive to calculate the correct dose for you based on your symptoms and needs. They aim to keep the dose as low as possible while reaching your treatments goals.

They may also frequently order routine blood, urine, and saliva testing to keep tabs on your hormone levels.

What are the benefits of BHRT?

When used in correct dosages and combinations, bioidentical hormone therapy results in:

  • Desired weight loss
  • Increased sex drive
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved mood
  • Increased strength
  • Establishment of sexual identity

If you are suffering from hormonal imbalance or are looking to establish your gender identity, visit The Blend Institute in Bradenton, Florida. BHRT treatments by Dr. Timothy Blend and Kimberly Blend may help resolve your symptoms. Call or click to schedule an appointment today.