Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Lori Lambert, M.D.

OB-GYN located in Orlando, FL

While life may bring physical, mental, and emotional changes, feeling your best is always a priority. Fortunately for many women experiencing the unexpected changes brought about by perimenopause and menopause, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, can help alleviate the unpleasant symptoms that accompany aging. Lori Lambert, MD, provides expert BHRT treatment options in the Orlando, Florida, area. Call or go online today to schedule your first appointment!

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Both men and women experience physical changes throughout the aging process. For women experiencing menopause, hormonal changes can occur. While this is a natural part of the aging process, these hormonal changes can lead to unpleasant side effects, including:

  • Mood changes
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of libido
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep issues

Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a treatment option that seeks to rebalance your hormones in order to improve these symptoms. 



You may be aware that there are many different hormone replacement therapy options available to you. BHRT uses compounds to create hormones that have the exact same chemical structure as your naturally occurring hormones. 

This factor may make it easier for your body to absorb and use these hormones, compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, which uses artificially synthesized hormones. In addition, BHRT may produce fewer side effects and be a safer alternative to conventional treatment. 


How are the hormones delivered?

The hormones in BHRT can be delivered in several different manners, depending on your needs. These include:

  • Injections
  • Creams
  • Patches
  • Gels

In addition, Dr. Lambert provides her patients with the option of receiving hormone replacement pellets. These small pellets are painlessly inserted under your skin to provide a more consistent and convenient dose of hormones. 

The pellets can last 3-5 months, taking the worry and hassle out of managing your treatment program daily. 


Is BHRT safe?

While hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective for many women, there can be some risks associated with treatment. However, due to the chemically identical structure of hormones with BHRT, the treatment is thought to be safer and more natural than conventional hormone replacement therapy, although there have been no large studies conducted to evaluate this claim. Dr. Lambert works closely with you to determine your needs and whether BHRT is a safe option for you. 

To learn how you can rebalance your hormones, reverse the unwanted symptoms of menopause, and feel your best, call or go online today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lambert.