Hormones are chemical messengers in the body that often decline as we age, leading to a hormonal imbalance. This can result in a wide variety of associated health problems. The good news is that it is possible to address the situation with bioidentical hormone replacement.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
The symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, and hormone imbalance can be effectively treated with biomedical hormone replacement therapy (also referred to as natural hormone replacement therapy) rather than with synthetic hormones, which can lead to unwanted side effects.
Unlike synthetic chemicals produced in a lab, bioidentical hormones are extracted from natural sources like soybeans and wild yams. The molecular structure of bioidentical hormones is identical to that of the hormones our bodies produce naturally. Bioidentical hormones can also be compounded and made into a cream tailored to your individualized needs and your particular menopause symptoms.
Are Bioidentical Hormones Better Than Synthetic Hormones?
The greatest benefit of bioidentical hormone therapy is that it is natural and easier for the body to metabolize, reducing the risk of side effects. Synthetic hormones, on the other hand, can produce unwanted and even intolerable side effects. Moreover, compounded bioidentical hormones can be matched individually to each woman’s needs—something that is simply not possible with mass-produced products.
There are many advantages to bioidentical progesterone, estrogen and other natural hormone therapies, including improved hair and skin texture, weight loss, increased libido, improved mental health, lower cholesterol levels, decreased risk of osteoporosis, decreased risk of heart attack and stroke, and many others!
Are Bioidentical Hormones Safer Than Synthetics?
European medical studies offer evidence that bioidentical hormones are indeed safer than synthetic versions.
Do You Need Hormones?
Testing for Hormones
Hormones are potent in their effect and must be used wisely. Testing for hormones is easily accomplished with at-home salivary collection kits. We offer a wide variety of medical grade tests for the following:
- Hormone Testing
Not Certain What to Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which hormone therapy products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:
Contact us with a brief question.