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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy from Restorative Wellness MD – Based in Blue Ash and Serving Cincinnati, Dayton, Lebanon, Hamilton, Florence, Chillicothe, Eaton, and All Surrounding Areas

BHRTAre you ready to restore normal hormonal levels and ease hormonal imbalance symptoms? If so, contact Restorative Wellness MDDr. Julie Kissel and Dr. Joanne Poje are a well-known hormone doctors specializing in integrative medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Determine if your hormone symptoms are caused by high testosterone or low testosterone levels, progesterone insufficiencies, or estrogen variations.

If you’re living with symptoms of aging or more recognized conditions such as menopause, hypothyroidism, perimenopause, andropause, or adrenal fatigue? If so, the hormone specialists are Restorative Wellness MD offer a hormone treatment plans that are designed solely for you.

Initially … What Are Hormones?

The human body has more than a trillion cells that depend on a sensitive balance of hormones to help carry out a multitude of functions. Hormones act as chemical messengers in the body. When these messengers become impaired, cellular function crashes and your body’s systems can no longer perform as it should. Many of the symptoms linked with hormone imbalance are due to troubles at the cellular level.

These troubles can affect every function in your body, including the control of your sleep/wake cycle, management of moods, and even adjustment of your body temperaturejust to name a few. Basically, your hormones keep everything in check. Therefore, even one hormone falls out of balance; the entire system can crumble, and you begin to encounter the classic symptoms of aging, such as weight gain, low libido, hair loss, fatigue, and lack of energy.

With the assistance of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy from Restorative Wellness MD, you can give a correct assessment of your hormone levels using advanced hormone testing techniques. Moreover, you receive a personalized treatment plan based on your lab values, symptoms, medical history, environmental factors, and how your life has changed since your symptoms started.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) vs. Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

You may have overheard some negative press regarding conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The negative press is due to human-made hormone substitutes. These hormones gained in popularity, and then their adverse effects came to light. Conventional hormone replacement therapy is founded on the practice of using synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones are chemically-manufactured, patented hormones. Since these hormones are patented, treatment is similar for all patients and not modified to their specific needs. Adverse side effects of synthetic hormones include an increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Thankfully, a much safer option exists.

On the other end of the scale is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy applies bioidentical hormones, which are natural hormones derived from plant reserves and are designed to have the matching molecular structure as biological hormones produced by the body. This identical structure ensures bioidentical hormones will join with the body’s receptors, presenting the same practical sequence as endogenous hormones, introducing remarkable hormone treatment outcomes, and minimizing the risk of side effects.

Opting for a more organic hormone regimen such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (as opposed to a synthetic hormone replacement therapy) gives patients an overall enhanced bioidentical hormone experience without disagreeable reactions and only mild side effects. Some of the key rewards of using bioidentical hormones include:

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?

While in pursuit of optimal hormone levels, natural hormone levels can turn out to be unstable due to toxic exposures, the aging process, or a health illness. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a functional solution for replacing hormones that the body is not able to generate on its own.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Women who have or are experiencing perimenopause, menopause or post-menopause frequently experience a host of uncomfortable symptoms coupled with hormone imbalance. Throughout these difficult transitions, levels can vary substantially resulting in high testosterone in women (as well as low testosterone in women!), progesterone deficits, estrogen dominance, and thyroid symptoms in women can manifest too. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can rebuild natural hormone balance and women can expect some very constructive and noteworthy benefits such as:

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

The symptoms of hormone imbalance in men often become evident slowly and are typically categorized as signs of aging. The most widespread type of hormone deficiency is low testosterone in men. Symptoms of low testosterone in men can appear in the form of hair loss, fatigue, low libido, muscle loss. Signs of low testosterone in men start to accumulate around midlife, draining men of liveliness and harming health. Men are predominantly distressed by drops in testosterone which are a result of the aging process, but men can also experience related symptoms due to fluctuations in adrenal and thyroid hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy confers men with an opportunity to repair natural hormone levels and enjoy health and quality of life benefits, including:

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Patients have reported substantial improvements in their wellbeing and quality of life following bioidentical hormone replacement treatment. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy concentrates on a number of particular conditions related to aging such as perimenopause, menopause, andropause, and the accompanying indications of hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, fatigue, and depression. Men and women coping with various forms of hormone imbalance like anxiety, hypothyroidism, mood swings, and hair loss, benefit above all from an extensive treatment plan created by a hormone doctor specifically trained in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy procedures.

Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy

The most beneficial way to receive bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is by means of pellet therapy. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy involves the insertion of natural hormone pellets into the soft fatty tissue under the skin through a minimally invasive, concise in-office procedure. Bioidentical hormone pellets are around the size of a grain of rice and made with bioidentical testosterone and/or estrogen, and a natural cholesterol binder. Hormone pellets are classically inserted just under the beltline in the upper buttocks. Pellets are made with a specific density and firmness, so they dissolve over a 3 to 4-month timeframe, gradually. As the pellets dissolve, hormones are absorbed into the system via a steady stream, in a way that carefully imitates the own body’s release of hormones.

Other bioidentical hormone methods like hormone gels, creams, or pills, cannot compare to the effectiveness of hormone pellet therapy for management of menopause and andropause symptoms, weight gain, low libido, fatigue, and many additional symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance. Even though there are a lot of complexities in managing hormone therapy, pellet therapy is the cornerstone of Dr. Kissel and Dr. Poje’s Cincinnati-based bioidentical hormone replacement therapy practice.

Peak hormone levels can help:

Since 1938, testosterone pellets have been used as a convenient, and consistent form of bioidentical hormone replacement. Pellets in women typically last 3-4 months, and 4-5 months in men.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Restorative Wellness MD

A genuinely customized treatment plan is not just about figures on a page, nor is it just about your symptoms and comparing your health statistics to the national average.

Dr. Julie Kissel and Dr. Joanne Poje have helped countless men and women restore their youth, increase their liveliness and feel in good health. Because helping patients attain optimal health is their top priority, all situations are methodically evaluated with advanced hormone testing and a detailed one-on-one consultation to establish the best course of treatment.

The first stride toward a healthier lifestyle starts with comprehensive laboratory testing. Unconventional lab tests can include blood, urine, and saliva samples to permit for accurate assessment of multiple biomarkers that affect your health. Upon completion of your lab testing, Dr. Kissel and Dr. Poje will receive a report specifying the status of your hormone levels and other indicators of health.

The team at Restorative Wellness MD has extensive training to provide you with committed, expert care. Dr. Kissel and Dr. Poje focus on all of the factors related to your wellbeingyour test results, symptoms, environmental challenges, and what has changed in your life, for you personallyAfter your initial consultation, the team at Restorative Wellness MD will follow up with you, checking in with customary appointments and making necessary adjustments to keep you on the path toward success.


If you are prepared to transform your life with expert care from a highly trained physician who focusses on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact Restorative Wellness MD today. At Restorative Wellness MD in Blue Ash, Dr. Kissel and her team can help you achieve your best health ever. Dr. Kissel is among the top physicians in the Cincinnati area specially certified to help you accomplish your health goals, including addressing symptoms of hormone imbalance. Get started on a custom-made treatment plan designed to fit your lifestyle and make certain you reach optimal wellness. Begin your journey now, contact Restorative Wellness MD to schedule your first appointment.

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  • Just wanted to thank you for the follow up and to let you know how appreciative I am of all your help. I am the biggest sugar addict there is and truly am amazed at how easy it was to give up the sugar with no cravings at all. I went home and increased the good fats like olive oil,…Read More
  • "I was unable to find a provider who specializes in female hormones through my OBGYN – they just give you the pill which I didn’t want. And, my endocrinologist fell short in this area. Then I found Restorative Wellness MD of Cincinnati and Dr. Kissel. At my first appointment, the office staff was great, and Dr. Kissel was very thorough…Read More
  • "For years, I have been seeing Dr. Kissel for pellet therapy. This hormone treatment has given me relief from anxiety, fogginess, memory loss and insomnia. Dr. Kissel incorporates a holistic approach that includes a nutritional guidance and supplementation, and my health has significantly improved under her care. I would highly recommend her to others who are looking for a holistic…Read More


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