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This website was created as an educational tool to convey information that will help you make sense of why you are experiencing the symptoms you feel and a road map to solutions that will restore your sense of well-being.

About Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone therapy replenishes the hormones our body needs to function properly. In our practice, we are taking a natural approach to hormone balance with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Dr. Paul Thaxton is highly-trained in natural Bio-identical Hormone Therapy integrated with nutrition and fitness for those suffering from hormone imbalance.

Countless studies have shown that traditional (synthetic) hormone therapy can increase the likelihood of various types of cancer and heart disease. Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy involves synthetic hormones that are most often prescribed once a patient’s hormone levels have dropped low enough to create symptoms. This treatment option has come under intense scrutiny. In fact, the safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been questioned for several years now.

For decades, women were told that HRT -- usually a combination of estrogen and progestin -- was good for them during and after menopause. Then the 2002 results of the Women's Health Initiative study seemed to show just the opposite: hormone replacement therapy was linked to life-threatening risks such as heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and cancer. Despite the potential dangers, some doctors still prescribe traditional, synthetic hormones.

With natural bio-identical hormones, women and men can find relief from symptoms of hormonal imbalance without the risks that come along with synthetic hormones. This section of our website was created to help you understand the process and the significance of natural bio-identical hormones.