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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)


Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Total Health and Rejuvenation of Birmingham – Serving Madison, Highland Lakes, Mountain Brook, Meridianville, Trussville, and all surrounding Birmingham areas

“Her hormones were raging” or “blame it on my hormones,” are common phrases that you have most likely heard throughout the years. However, the truth is that hormones do affect our mood, alertness, sleep, body temperature, and many other functions. With age, we are more and more likely to encounter the adverse effects that low testosterone, estrogen fluctuations, and progesterone deficiencies can have on the body. When natural hormone levels begin to waver, a variation of symptoms and conditions can arise such as menopause, adrenal fatigue, andropause, and even thyroid disorders.

If you or a loved one may be experiencing any of these unpleasant situations, you’re in the right place. Dr. Jeffrey Donohue, a hormone expert and Medical Director at Total Health and Rejuvenation of Birmingham, will determine the underlying cause of your hormonal imbalance and recommend integrative therapies targeted at correcting health issues at the source through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

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

Hormones are a regulatory element formed within an organism and transported throughout the body by tissue fluids, much like blood. Envision hormones as “ little chemical messengers” that travel through your system to stimulate certain tissues or organs to perform an individual action.

Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) integrates synthetic hormones into hormone treatment regimens. Yet, synthetic hormones can come with a risky price tag. These hormones are artificial and chemically-based. Conventional HRT is a one-size-fits-all program and previously has been linked to the advancement of breast cancer and heart disease.

However, when looking at the glass half full, alternative treatments are available such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT is the answer for restoring natural hormone levels to their optimal function once again. Sourced from natural plant and yam extracts, bioidentical hormones are compounded to be molecularly identical to the hormone structure produced within the human body. Bioidentical hormones are custom-created for every individual patient to meet their unique needs, and they pose no known health risks. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to alleviate symptoms such as:

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Low testosterone in men is a familiar hormone imbalance and one that is very common for men to experience throughout their lifetime. Symptoms of low testosterone in men can present themselves in many different ways such as a decreased libido, diminished energy levels, and the inability to effectively manage weight. This phase of life is known to men as andropause – also  commonly referred as the “male menopause.” Nevertheless, because these levels fluctuate, low testosterone levels in men can easily be adjusted by optimizing natural hormone levels with a comprehensive treatment plan incorporating bioidentical hormones.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Female hormones are a delicate balance, and women can face many hormonal fluctuations throughout their lifespan ranging from menstruation and pregnancy to perimenopause and menopause. Every one of these phases can affect hormone balance differently. As young as age 30, women can begin to monitor their hormones to determine a healthy baseline read and establish hormone harmony. Distressing thyroid symptoms in women can appear as the female matures, as well as symptoms related to high testosterone in women, and sometimes even low testosterone in women! These annoying and unrelenting symptoms can present themselves in the form of fatigue, forgetfulness, hot flashes, night sweats, and even a poor libido. A natural hormone treatment can help to maintain balance with the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Bioidentical Hormone Testing

The first step in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy begins with comprehensive hormone testing involving of blood and urine testing to assess sex hormone production, critical biomarkers and other hormone levels such as insulin. This innovative testing allows the physician to hone in on specific conditions and symptoms, to then formulate a healing hormone treatment plan that is custom-crafted for your precise needs. At Total Health and Rejuvenation of Birmingham, Dr. Donohue will utilize these results, along with a detailed personal medical history report, present symptoms, and current lifestyle behaviors to review during a one-on-one, in-depth consultation to find the root cause of each patient’s health concerns.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Total Health and Rejuvenation of Birmingham

At Total Health and Rejuvenation of Birmingham, Dr. Donohue administers hormones in several ways – via creams, oral pills, injections, or pellets. These hormones provide many anti-aging advantages to the body leading to repaired cells and tissue function. When natural hormone levels are restored, many health benefits are noted such as:

Don’t let another day slip by living in a shell of your former self. Experience true balance and vitality! Contact Dr. Jeffrey Donohue at Total Health and Rejuvenation of Birmingham today to begin your journey toward peak health.


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  • My wife and I first starting coming to BodyLogicMD a few years ago because we were both feeling the effects of aging. She was premenopausal with slight weight gain, night sweats, and low energy. I was suffering from very low testosterone, as most men over 40 did, and had little energy. My wife read a book about hormone treatment by Susanne Somers, and we searched out doctors in Birmingham that offered it and found BodyLogicMD. After being on our treatment plans for about 90 days, we both felt amazing, and our symptoms were gone. We have maintained our new lifestyle...Read More
  • "At the age of 44, I was tired of feeling tired. I couldn't sleep through the night, waking up with night sweats and just not able to shut off my brain. During the day, I had zero energy. The 3 pm slump would hit me like a ton of bricks every day - regardless of how well I slept the night before. My libido was pretty much zilch, and I had been severely moody. Worst of all (but don't tell my husband the non-existant libido wasn't the worst), I wasn't able to lose weight to save my life. After hearing about BodyLogicMD,...Read More

  • "Dr. Donohue has been my doctor for several years now and the change in my health has been amazing.  I no longer have that “foggy brain” feeling, and my thoughts are now clear and precise.  I have more energy, and look and feel healthier than I have ever felt before. My friends and family have taken notice and commented favorably.  With this new boost in energy, I’m able to exercise more that I did before, and that has resulted in a better looking and feeling body, and a lower number on the scale!  I absolutely trust Dr. Donohue, he’s knowledgeable...Read More
  • "My husband and I have been a patient of Dr. Donohue for the past several years, and we can honestly say that seeing him has been nothing short of a life-changing experience for us. As we grow “younger”, we have been plagued with many age-related deteriorations, both physically and mentally. Dr. Donohue’s precise BHRT therapy and supplements have made us feel and look as young as we feel in our hearts, plus I love the fact Dr. Donohue is prompt, and we never have to wait more than 5 minutes!!!!!!!! The staff at his office is wonderful as well; professional,...Read More
  • "Our greatest possession is our health. That is what makes everything else in life possible. It’s sad that we live in a civilization where most physicians talk but don’t really listen, and the average patient is given about 90 seconds of face time. Thankfully, I realized that does not have to be the case. Dr. Donohue looks at all facets of your health, in detail, to find the best solutions to optimize your health. Unrushed and face to face, Dr. Donohue explains the treatments in a way that is easy to understand.  Dr. Donohue and his staff are amazing and attentive, and quick...Read More

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