Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Natural levels of hormones drop dramatically as you age.
Women experience a 30% drop in hormones from age 40 to 50, while estrogen, progesterone and testosterone production decrease much more significantly during and after menopause. Specifically, with menopause, women experience a 90% drop in estrogen and a 75% decrease in testosterone.

Resultant symptoms include:

Decrease in sex drive Fatigue
Memory impairment Irritability
Disturbed sleep Depression
Weight Gain Anxiety
Hot Flashes Night Sweats
…and many others

Would you like to improve your life, health and sense of well-being?
You can be tested and treated, and achieve remarkable benefits utilizing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Since bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources, hormone levels are rebalanced in a natural way. Furthermore, bioidentical hormones exactly mimic the structure and function of the hormones inside the body, and can be individually dosed and compounded. So, your body gets exactly what your body needs.

Dr. Richard Dittrich and JoAnn Casella, CRNP, work with each individual patient to create a bioidentical hormone replacement program that their body will recognize and utilize. Evaluation includes an extensive personal interview including medical and family history, laboratory testing and hormonal assays, physical examination, and hormone symptom evaluation.

The objective of therapy is to use bioidentical hormones in the correct amounts, at the right times, in order to mimic the natural ups and downs of the body’s own hormones. The emphasis of BHRT is complete hormonal balance so your body returns to a pre-menopausal state. In order to restore your sense of well-being, vitality, and sex drive, the addition of testosterone to this form of hormonal therapy is a key element.

Unlike synthetic medications, your body can readily recognize and metabolize bioidenticals. Study after study has shown that when prescribed and administered correctly, bioidentical hormone therapy can safely and effectively alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of menopause related to the drop in hormone levels. To accomplish this goal, our BHRT program offers you two delivery options: Bioidentical Hormone Pellets or Compounded Bioidentical Topical Creams.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy programs are not only for women. As men age, they experience a more gradual loss of hormones, mainly testosterone, which begins to decrease at approximately age 40 and continues to fall by about 0.3% per year. Symptoms include decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, depression, fatigue and irritability.

Men are evaluated and treated at Dr. Dittrich’s wellness center, Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center, located at 1315 Wolf Street, Philadelphia. Please contact the center at 215-465-9600 or for more information and to schedule an appointment.

“I feel great. Sleeping better. No more middle of the night T.V. Carb cravings, especially at night, are gone. I feel less anxious. I can actually read a book without jumping up and down to do the laundry. Clarity…..Peace……Serenity”
-Dorette R. J.

“My experience with BioIdentical Hormones has been really great. I’ve been on them for about a year and I feel much better now; much calmer. I do sleep much better at night…”
-Rita I.

“My wife said to me: “Please don’t stop doing your treatment program!”
-Robert G.

Please click here to read about the pellet method of bioidentical hormone delivery.