icon

BHRT (Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy)

Concierge Family Medicine located in St. George, UT
representational service illustration

BHRT (Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy) services offered in St. George, UT

Fatigue, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and depression can indicate a hormone imbalance. At Copper Rock Clinic in St. George, Utah,  Nurse Practitioner Alec (A.J.) Rimmasch, NP-C, and his team provide a variety of treatment options, including the Gold Standard in Pellet hormone therapy to restore hormones to OPTIMAL levels, helping you look and feel many years younger. Schedule an appointment online today.

 

What is bioidentical hormone treatment?

Bioidentical hormone treatment at Copper Rock Clinic uses hormones that are identical to those your body naturally produces. The administration of such hormones can boost levels of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, or other hormones that your body may be deficient in. This results in looking and feeling younger and having a better quality of life.

What are the advantages of bioidentical hormone treatment?

The benefits you can reap after undergoing bioidentical hormone treatment at Copper Rock Clinic include:

  • Better sexual functioning
  • Reduced vaginal dryness and laxity in women
  • Diminished erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
  • More energy 
  • Easier weight loss
  • Improved sex drive
  • More lean body mass
  • Reduced fat mass
  • Improvements in urinary incontinence
  • Less depression
  • Thicker hair
  • Better bone health
  • Healthier skin
  • Improved physical performance
  • Mood improvements
  • Fewer hot flashes
  • Better quality of life

Hormone imbalances can develop because of various reasons, including older age, menopause, stress, carrying excess weight, and having certain medical conditions.

The Copper Rock Clinic experts are highly trained in administering bioidentical hormone treatment, as they’re certified by Pellecome® for the placement of Pellet hormones under the skin. Pellet therapy is widely viewed as the Gold Standard for  Hormone treatment.

The team uses a multi-modal approach to optimize hormone replacement in men and women to achieve superior health outcomes.  

Is bioidentical hormone treatment right for me?

To determine which hormone treatment you may be a candidate for, a Copper Rock Clinic provider discusses your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. They complete a physical exam, check your vital signs, and order blood tests to evaluate your current hormone levels. Your specialist then creates a customized treatment plan based on your needs and preferences.

What happens during bioidentical hormone treatment?

During bioidentical hormone treatment, your provider offers topical applications, injections, vaginal applications in women, patches, and other methods of administering hormone therapy. You might use certain products at home or receive hormone pellets at the clinic.

During pellet insertion, your provider cleans and numbs the treatment area, makes a tiny incision, inserts hormone pellets into an area near your upper buttocks, and closes the incisions. You may need to have the pellets replaced every few months or so. 

What should I expect afterward? 

You will follow up with your hormone specialist periodically to ensure your bioidentical hormone treatment works the way it’s designed. You can call the office any time with questions. Contact your Copper Rock Clinic provider if you develop any new or unusual symptoms.

Schedule an appointment at Copper Rock Clinic by phone (435) 900-1210 or book online today to learn more about bioidentical hormone treatment and determine if it’s right for you.