Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Specialist

Celebrity Medical Center

Eldar Baigabatov, MD

Functional Medicine Specialist & Internist located in Winter Garden, FL

Hormones are a vital influence on all aspects of your health, affecting how you grow, develop, live, and age, and any imbalance can have a significant impact on your well-being. Eldar Baigabatov, MD, of Celebrity Medical Center in Winter Garden, Florida, is an experienced physician and expert in integrative medicine, who uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to provide the most effective treatment for people experiencing hormone imbalance problems. Call Celebrity Medical Center today to find out why you should choose BHRT, or book an appointment using the online tool.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

What is bioidentical hormone replacement?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that boosts levels of hormones in your body when you have a deficiency.

There are glands all around your body that produce hormones, powerful chemical messengers that play a vital role in essential bodily functions, including:

  • Growth and development
  • Metabolism
  • Reproduction

Any imbalance in hormone levels can cause a range of debilitating symptoms. BHRT gives you the dose of hormones you need to restore the natural balance and alleviate those symptoms.

Why would I need BHRT?

It may be that your body isn’t making enough hormone because of dysfunction or disease; for example, if you have hypothyroidism, your thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormone, without which your body can’t function.

Or it could be a consequence of the aging process, like menopause in women, when levels of the female sex hormones fall. This is a natural process, but the drop in estrogen and progesterone that triggers menopause can cause an array of distressing problems such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Loss of libido
  • Problems sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of concentration
  • Declining memory
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Vaginal dryness

Taking bioidentical female sex hormones reverses many of these symptoms and helps women who are struggling with their menopause.

What’s the difference between HRT and BHRT?

Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves the use of synthetic hormones. Your medication could be composed partially or completely from hormones synthesized in a laboratory and then mass produced.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses only natural sources of hormones, usually derived from plants like soy. These plant extracts go through a refining process that produces hormones that are identical to your own, down to a molecular level.

Many doctors believe that there are advantages to using bioidentical hormones. There’s less chance of your body’s immune system reacting negatively because the molecules in the medication exactly match naturally produced hormones, and it’s likely your body is better able to absorb BHRT as well.

Another key advantage is that conventional HRT is a one-size-fits-all approach: Every patient receives the same medication. Dr. Eldar creates an individualized prescription that matches your precise needs, and specialist pharmacists prepare your BHRT medication to those specifications.

Call Celebrity Medical Center today to find out more about the benefits of BHRT, or book an appointment online.