Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Costs
While hormones might be very small in size, these tiny chemical messengers play a vital role in the health and function of your whole body. Your body’s natural hormone levels can be thrown off balance by the processes of aging, like menopause or andropause, or by diseases like thyroid disorders, but whatever the cause, these imbalances can have serious effects on your body.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a safe, effective, highly customized treatment that can correct hormone imbalances. It offers many benefits over traditional hormone replacement therapies, and many patients prefer it. If you’re wondering if BHRT is covered by insurance, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know.
The Benefits of BHRT
Hormones control and shape many of the essential functions in our bodies. When your hormones become unbalanced – whether it’s just one hormone or many, or your levels are too low or too high – you may experience one or more symptoms of hormone imbalance.
Those symptoms can often be simply irritating, or causing a slight decline in your quality of life. But in truth, hormone imbalances and shifts can also be warning signs for more serious health problems. Hormone replacement therapy can help minimize the risk of future issues like heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and even dementia.
Even if your current symptoms are mild, it is worth discussing them with a qualified medical professional to determine if BHRT is a good option for you to improve your quality of life now and help prevent more serious problems later.
What BHRT Involves
Your BHRT treatment plan will begin with a consultation with a doctor who specializes in holistic hormone health. They’ll discuss your medical history, assess your current symptoms, discuss your health goals, and talk with you about your treatment options. They will also perform comprehensive lab tests to measure your hormone levels so your treatment can be targeted appropriately.
Once your hormone levels are known, your doctor will design a custom treatment plan that’s targeted to your needs and preferences. Your BHRT treatment plan may involve hormones delivered in the form of gels, creams, pills, pellets, or other forms.
After your treatment begins, your doctor will monitor your progress and continue testing on a regular basis to ensure any needed adjustments to your treatment plan are made.
Is BHRT Covered by Insurance?
Current medical standards and research confirm that hormone replacement therapy, like BHRT, are effective for symptom relief from hormone imbalances. However, insurance plans offer different levels of coverage, and so various aspects of your treatment may or may not be included under your current plan. Talking to your insurance provider directly will help you determine which hormone treatments are covered, including specific lab tests and bioidentical hormone preparations.
Investing in Your Health
Insurance coverage is a consideration for many patients, but what your insurance does or does not cover is not necessarily an indication of what treatments will effectively improve your health and quality of life.
BHRT is also often most effective as part of a comprehensive plan to address lifestyle factors like sleep, nutrition, exercise, and treating any underlying conditions that contribute to hormone imbalance. At Nava Center, we see BHRT as an investment in your health and quality of life. We also believe in a holistic, functional approach to treating hormone issues – it’s part of the Nava Method.
Untreated hormone-related conditions like depression, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and osteoporosis can have a significant tool on your emotional, physical, and even financial health in the future. We believe that investing in your health today is vital to your future happiness.
Every patient must make the decision for themselves – with the guidance of what your own insurance covers or does not cover, and with the help of the experienced staff at Nava Center. We provide compassionate, holistic care that is centered around your needs – don’t hesitate to ask us anything.
A NavaPreferred membership may also be an option that helps you manage out-of-pocket costs and fees while getting the customized care that you need. You’ll save significant money on your services and treatments so you can get the most of your investment in your health. Ask us today about options and benefits that may be right for you.