Women's Health

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

BHRT is hormone replacement therapy that restores hormone levels back to their optimal level. BHRT uses hormones that are made from natural sources and have the same structure as the hormones that your body produces. 

The benefit of using hormones that are the same structure as the ones that naturally occur in your body, is that there are very few side effects. 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment approach that aims to restore hormonal balance in individuals with hormone deficiencies or imbalances. BHRT may be prescribed to alleviate symptoms related to specific hormone deficiencies. Here are some symptoms that BHRT may help with:

  1. Hot flashes and night sweats: BHRT, particularly estrogen therapy, can effectively reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause.
  2. Vaginal dryness: BHRT can help alleviate vaginal dryness and discomfort by restoring estrogen levels, improving vaginal lubrication, and reducing related symptoms such as itching, burning, or pain during intercourse.
  3. Mood swings and depression: BHRT, when appropriately prescribed, can help stabilize mood and relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety that may be associated with hormonal imbalances.
  4. Fatigue and low energy levels: Hormonal imbalances, such as low levels of thyroid hormones or adrenal fatigue, can contribute to feelings of fatigue and low energy. BHRT can help restore hormone levels and improve energy levels.
  5. Insomnia and sleep disturbances: BHRT may be beneficial in improving sleep quality and reducing insomnia symptoms by addressing hormonal imbalances that can disrupt the sleep-wake cycle.
  6. Loss of libido: BHRT, especially testosterone therapy, may help improve libido and sexual desire in individuals experiencing reduced sex drive due to hormonal imbalances.
  7. Cognitive changes and memory problems: BHRT, particularly estrogen therapy, may have a positive impact on cognitive function and memory in women experiencing menopause-related cognitive changes or age-related cognitive decline.
  8. Bone density loss: BHRT, specifically estrogen and progesterone therapy, can help maintain or improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
  9. Muscle and joint pain: BHRT, including testosterone therapy, may help alleviate muscle and joint pain associated with hormonal imbalances.
  10. Skin changes: BHRT, particularly estrogen therapy, can improve skin elasticity, reduce dryness, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles associated with declining hormone levels.
How does it work?


Schedule an in-person consultation to discuss your symptoms and goals. A thorough health history and lab analysis will allow us to decide on a treatment plan customized for you, to help you obtain your goals.


Medications will be delivered directly to you, along with all the supplies that you need to self-administer your medications in the comfort and convenience of your home.


Follow-up appointments will initially be conducted monthly. Appointments may be in person or via telehealth to assess your progress. Medication dosage adjustments will be made based on individual progress. Once your follow up appointment is complete, medication refills will be placed.

Our Payment Policy.

Mountain Valley Healthcare does not take or bill insurance. We work hard to keep our prices affordable, by negotiating best prices with our suppliers, so that we can pass those savings on to you. Payment must be made at the time services are rendered. Whether you choose to pay with a card or cash, we strive to provide a straightforward and hassle-free payment experience.