Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy for both Men and Women
Who needs bio-identical replacement therapy (BHRT)?
Almost all of us over the age of 40 (and in many cases over 30) begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins, which contribute to the natural decline of hormones as we age. In order to balance your hormones for optimal health and wellness, it is critical to be evaluated by a highly trained physician - including comprehensive lab testing and in depth initial questionnaires - prior to creating a personalized treatment plan.
As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:
Low sex drive
What does ‘Bio-Identical’ mean?
The term "bioidentical hormones" refers to hormones that are molecularly identical to those produced by the human body. Chemical substances derived from plant tissues are scientifically engineered in laboratories to precisely match natural human hormones. The hormones are then compounded into creams, gels, pills, and pellets to promote simple and effective hormone delivery.
What are the benefits of BHRT?
The benefits of bioidentical hormones far outweigh the risks. Bioidentical hormones are most commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women and men, such as hot flashes, night sweats, loss of libido, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, and irritability. Many doctors believe that women and men who opt for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) instead of undergoing conventional (synthetic) hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will experience fewer adverse reactions. The side effects of BHRT are usually mild if present at all.
Some of the benefits of using bioidentical hormones include:
Reduced risk of osteoporosis and improved bone density
Reduced incidence of hot flashes and vaginal dryness
Better maintenance of muscle mass and strength
Improved cholesterol levels
Reduced risk of endometrial and breast cancer
Reduced risk of depression
Better mood, concentration and memory
Reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
Many patients opt for BHRT because it is not a one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare. Each bioidentical hormone prescription is custom-compounded, based on each patient's individual diagnostic results, making bioidentical hormones safer and more effective in comparison to conventional (synthetic) hormones.