Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is identical to the hormones that naturally occur in the body and can be a powerful tool for the treatment of men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. Sex hormone and thyroid changes can trigger an array of symptoms at any time and at any age, including brain fog, increased belly fat, hot flashes, night sweats, changes in hair and nails, fatigue, vaginal dryness, insomnia, bone loss, mood swings, anxiety and depression. BHRT can dramatically improve the quality of life of women as they go through menopause and beyond without some of the risks associated with synthetic hormones. At Masley Optimal Health Center, we track the way our patients metabolize their hormones which is an important indicator of their risk for developing disease. We then recommend lifestyle modifications to favor certain metabolites and help protect them while maintaining hormone balance.