Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)


Robert Rubin M.D., Your Solution for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Integrative Medicine —Serving Lakeland, Clearwater, Sarasota, Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Tampa, New Port, Sanibel,  Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Brandon, Venice, and all surrounding areas.

Are you eager to rebuild normal hormonal levels and reduce hormonal imbalance symptoms? If so, contact Robert Rubin M.D. Dr. Robert Rubin is a well-known hormone doctor specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Find out if you are living with high testosterone or low testosterone levels, progesterone inefficiencies, or estrogen variations today!

If you are living with symptoms of aging or more diagnosed conditions such as menopause, thyroid disorder, perimenopause, andropause, or adrenal fatigue, Dr. Rubin offers a hormone treatment plan designed solely for you.

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

Initially, let’s clarify the haziness of… what are hormones? Hormones are potent chemical messengers within the body. When traveling through the bloodstream to the tissues and organs, hormones contribute to the operation of mood, sexual performance, metabolism, growth, and development. Even small changes in natural hormone levels can have considerable outcomes.

When these natural hormones become out of balance, often due to the innate aging process, a host of issues can arise from hormonal imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an effective and tested solution to natural hormone balance.

Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) originated from the science of using synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones are manufactured chemically-produced patented hormones. Since these hormones are patented, treatment is alike for all patients and not modified to their specific needs. Synthetic hormones have also been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease.

Alternatively, there are bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are hormones developed from plant resources and designed to have the identical molecular structure as natural hormones formed by the body. This identical structure upholds that bioidentical hormones fit into the body’s receptors as a missing puzzle piece, introducing the same practical progression as endogenous hormones, presenting better-personalized hormone treatment outcomes, and minimizing the risk of side effects.

Opting for a more natural hormone regimen such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (contrasted with a synthetic hormone replacement therapy) offers patients an enhanced overall bioidentical hormone experience with a smaller range of unpleasant reactions and only mild side effects. Some of the greatest evident advantages of using bioidentical hormones include:

  • Improved muscle mass and strength*
  • Boosted cognitive function*
  • Enhanced lipid levels*
  • Strengthened stamina*
  • Reduction in hot flashes and vaginal dryness*
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis*
  • Restoration of bone strength*
  • Relief from sleeplessness*

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?

While in pursuit of balanced hormone levels, natural hormone levels can becoming imbalanced due to the aging process, toxic exposures, or a health disorder. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a sensible solution for replacing hormones that the body is no longer able to produce on its own.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Women who have gone through perimenopause, menopause, or post-menopause often experience a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms related with hormone imbalance. Throughout these transitions, levels can fluctuate substantially leading to high testosterone in women (as well as low testosterone in women), estrogen domination, progesterone deficits, and thyroid symptoms in women can become evident too. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can reconstruct natural hormone balance and women can expect some very positive and dramatic benefits such as:

  • Relief from menopausal symptoms*
  • Decreased hot flashes*
  • Improved libido*
  • Boosted brain function*
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis*
  • Enriched skin and muscle tone*

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

The symptoms of hormone imbalance in men often transpire slowly and are typically categorized as signs of aging. The most prevalent form of hormone deficiency is low testosterone in men. Symptoms of low testosterone in men can arise in the form of hair loss, low libido, muscle loss, and fatigue. Signs of low testosterone in men start to compile around midlife, cheating men of liveliness and impairing health. Men are, for the most part, affected by drops in testosterone that are a result of the aging process, but can also experience similar symptoms due to fluctuations in cortisol or thyroid hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy awards men with an opportunity to repair natural hormone levels and enjoy plentiful health and quality of life benefits, including:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke*
  • Enhanced sexual desire*
  • Increased muscle strength and lean muscle*
  • Stronger focus and concentration*
  • Stabilized moods*
  • Diminished body fat*

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Patients have reported substantial improvements in their health and quality of life following bioidentical hormone treatment plans. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy focus’ on a number of inevitable conditions of aging, such as menopause, andropause, and the complementing symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and fatigue. Men and women living with various forms of hormone imbalance like insomnia, thyroid disorder, mood swings, and hair loss, benefit mainly from a comprehensive treatment plan generated by a hormone doctor specially trained in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy techniques.

Pellet Therapy

The most valuable way to receive bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is via pellet therapy. Bioidentical pellet therapy involves implantation of bioidentical hormone pellets into the soft fatty tissue under the skin through a minimally invasive, fifteen-minute procedure in the office. Bioidentical hormone pellets are roughly the size of a tic-tac and made of bioidentical testosterone or estrogen with a natural cholesterol binder. Pellets are typically implanted just under the belt line in the upper buttocks. The pellets are created with a specific density and firmness, so they dissolve slowly over a 3 to 4-month timeframe. As the bioidentical pellets dissolve, hormones are steadily absorbed into the system in a way that closely mimics the own body’s release of hormones.

Other bioidentical hormone approaches like hormone creams or pills, cannot compare to the effectiveness of pellet therapy for management of menopause symptoms, low libido, fatigue, and many other symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance. Although there are many complexities in managing hormone therapy, pellet therapy is the cornerstone of Dr. Rubin’s bioidentical hormone replacement therapy practice.

Optimal hormone levels can help you:

  • Improve bone density*
  • Build lean muscle mass*
  • Lose weight*
  • Jump-start your sex drive*
  • Reduce hot flashes and night sweats*
  • Improve memory and cognitive function*

Testosterone pellets have been used since 1938, are convenient, and provide the body with a steady stream of hormone replacement. Pellets in women generally last 3-4 months; in men, 4-5 months.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Robert Rubin M.D.

Dr. Robert Rubin has helped thousands of men and women restore their youth, increase their vitality and feel in good health. Because helping his patients ideal optimal health is Dr. Rubin’s top priority, all situations are thoroughly assessed with advanced hormone testing and a thorough one-on-one consultation to establish the best course of treatment.

A comprehensive hormone plan with Robert Rubin M.D. may include the latest medical therapies, like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and lifestyle changes. Experience what it feels like to live a happy and balanced life again! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Rubin today!




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