WELLNESS & DISEASE PREVENTION
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be best described as the use of hormones to help with symptoms related to a hormonal imbalance and a decline in hormone production which can be tied back to aging. There are many specific hormone treatments that are known as “bioidentical” or considered “natural” due to the hormones being chemically identical to the hormones that are produced regularly by the human body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy targets very specific hormones that are specifically tied to reproduction and youth including adrenal hormones, estrogen, progesterone and in some cases testosterone. As the years pass leading up to a woman’s menopause period and through this process, a woman’s body produces less of these hormones especially when it comes to the hormone estrogen. Symptoms can include feeling of weakness, night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and the thinning of the bones. There are a variety of hormone therapy products that are used in the market to bypass the symptoms, many of which have been approved by the FDA and many that have not been approved. Treatments for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy come in many different forms. This would include tablets, sprays, gels, injections, lotions and even creams. The main purpose is to raise hormone levels back to a state of youthfulness.
The main purpose is to raise hormone levels back to a state of youthfulness.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy vary depending on the type of hormone. Estrogen, Testoserone, Progesterone, Growth Hormone (HGH), Pregnenlone, DHEA, Thyroid Hormone, Melatonin and hCG are hormones that can revitalize energy, sex drive, lift mood, banish brain fog and increase overall focus. Before getting Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, people have experienced many hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Common symptoms of these have included, weight gain, loss of energy, fatigue, a low sex drive, thinning hair and skin, sleep problems, weak muscles, joint pain, memory issues, mood swings and even depression as well. After the age of 35, women and men start to lose hormones naturally and the hormone production drops by about 2% each year.