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Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Improving Your Health

Robert Rubin, MD

Functional Medicine located in Naples, FL & Tampa, FL

Robert Rubin, MD, conveniently offers Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at both Improving Your Health office locations in Naples and Tampa, Florida. BHRT is a specialized hormone therapy that naturally balances the hormones within the body. Individuals use this therapy for multiple reasons, such as to improve sexual performance, increase metabolism, and improve mood. For further information regarding how you may benefit from BHRT, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) is the process of injecting bioidentical hormones into the body to correct any hormonal imbalances that you are experiencing. Bioidentical hormones are made from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to the hormones that your body naturally produces. 

BHRT is a natural alternative with minimal side-effects compared to traditional hormonal replacement therapies that inject synthetic hormones into the body. Unlike bioidentical hormones, synthetic hormones are patented and do not differ from patient to patient. 

How do hormonal imbalances affect your health?

Hormonal imbalance is due to factors such as aging, toxic exposure, and underlying disorders. These imbalances increase the risk of conditions such as:

  • Decreased cognitive function
  • Increased symptoms of menopause
  • Decreased bone density and muscle mass
  • Decreased sex drive 
  • Increased risk of heart disease and stroke

Dr. Rubin aims to treat the source of your hormonal imbalance and reduce the effect on your everyday life.

What are the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

BHRT provides both men and women with positive changes to their overall health. Common benefits of BHRT include:

  • Improved muscle mass and strength
  • Strengthened stamina
  • Increased sex drive
  • Boosted cognitive function
  • Enhanced lipid levels
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Restoration of bone strength
  • Relief from sleeplessness

Women may also experience a reduction in symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.

What is pellet therapy?

At Improving Your Health, Dr. Rubin specializes in bioidentical pellet therapy. During the brief and minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Rubin implants bioidentical pellets into the soft tissue under your skin, typically within the upper buttocks. 

Bioidentical pellets are produced from either testosterone or estrogen and bound with natural cholesterol. They are engineered to dissolve into the body slowly over 3-4 months and mimic your body’s natural release of hormones.

Pellet therapy improves health conditions such as fatigue, menopause, and low bone density at higher rates than other BHRT approaches.

If you’d like to consider BHRT for your hormonal imbalances, call the office at Improving Your Health or use the online booking tool today. 

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