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If Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is one of the newest solutions for men and women who want to keep their hormones in balance. BHRT involves the use of hormones that are chemically identical to the ones you produce now. Dr. Allyson Berkey and the rest of the team at Beyond Medical Spa & Wellness Center in Newport Beach, CA are proud to offer BHRT as a unique solution.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

BHRT is beneficial for men who are struggling with low testosterone or require hormone optimization. Women can also use BHRT when dealing with the effects of menopause.

You may also be curious about what will happen after you start your BHRT regimen. A thorough analysis of your body and your ability to benefit from BHRT will be necessary before you can start. You can expect the first results of BHRT to start in about 2 – 3 weeks after you begin the process. You can find the best results about eight weeks after you start.

Why do you experience side effects?

The side effects of BHRT will appear as your body starts to adjust to changes in its hormones. As your body starts to take in the necessary hormones for your health, you may notice some changes in your body. The body is not as used to some of the changes you’re experiencing at this point. Dr. Berkey can help you manage the side effects for optimal health.

Common side effects of note

While BHRT has many benefits, there are a few temporary side effects. During your treatment, you may notice acne in certain parts of your body. You may also experience weight gain and bloating, although these come from how your body is trying to respond to the new hormones you receive. You can expect these issues to cease in a relatively short amount of time.

Some people may experience temporary blood pressure changes, but it is not likely to cause any significant physical issues. Typically, the BHRT treatment process is not considered painful, although you might notice some cramping and bloating for a few weeks after the initial procedure. These effects also involve your body getting used to the process.

Some women who go through hormone therapy may experience the growth of new body hair and some tenderness in the muscles. These are not problems that all people will experience, but there is always a potential that it may happen during your treatment.

Contact our team at Beyond Medical Spa & Wellness Center in Newport Beach, CA for more information on what you might expect. We can help you review how your body can respond to the treatment process and help you find a smart solution that fits your life.

Schedule a consultation today to learn how BHRT can help you

Our experts at Beyond Medical Spa & Wellness Center in Newport Beach, CA will provide the help you deserve when looking for smart BHRT solutions. Dr. Allyson Berkey and the rest of the team at Beyond Medical Spa & Wellness Center will find a plan that fits your needs. Visit us today to see how our team can serve your unique needs.

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    From the moment you walk in, to your last appointment together, she’ll work closely with you to create personally detailed goals, educate you on the best practice along the way, and give you results that make you excited about the way you look.

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    Brenda is an expert at medical aesthetics and hormone replacement therapies.

    Ivy league educated with post-grad medical training and certification in Anti-Aging Medicine, Brenda has spent over 15 years dedicated to restoring youthfulness and wellness through her custom designed Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) protocol. As a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Brenda is an expert at helping her clients turn back the clock to restore the youthful feeling that can wane as we age.

    Brenda is not only highly trained and experienced in medical aesthetics and hormone replacement therapy, but she is an empathetic and compassionate provider with a witty sense of humor. She always has her patient’s best interests at heart, striving to improve vitality, energy, mental clarity, sleep, mood, libido and weight loss. Her goal is to improve each patient’s physical and mental well-being and helps many with additional Lifestyle Coaching and Health Optimization Counseling.

    A graduate from Columbia University School of Nursing, Brenda is passionate about applying her clinical skills and vast knowledge of regenerative aesthetic procedures that allows her to provide outstanding customer service, education and support to each individual she serves.

    Additionally, Brenda has a Post Masters in Holistic Nursing and was a Nurse Trainer at the College of Medical Aesthetics where she trained other nurses and doctors.

    Her hands-on experience spans over 15 years in wellness centers, medical settings, plastic surgery offices and serving as primary clinician developing and implementing treatment plans for women and men utilizing bio identical hormones and medical grade supplements to improve their health and slow the aging process.

    As a Nurse Practitioner, she conducts thorough consultations with clients to ensure she is recommending the best custom treatment plans for each individual, with the highest regard to safety and patient comfort. As a result, she has developed a loyal client base and is a highly sought out Practitioner for those interested in age management, hormone rebalancing and aesthetic services that make you look and feel better.

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