What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement?
As we go through life, we all experience changes in our body’s hormone levels. While this is a natural part of the aging experience, in many cases patients can experience symptoms related to imbalances or deficiencies in hormone levels. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, your physician will attempt to correct and restore proper hormone balance with custom made pharmaceutical grade products that are designed to look exactly like the hormones that have been in your body your entire life.
I’ve heard hormone replacement is dangerous. Why is this different?
In the past doctors had attempted to correct these problems with synthetic hormones, or ones derived from animal sources. Premarin, one of the most widely prescribed Estrogen products, is actually a hormone derived from the urine of pregnant horses Provera, commonly used to replace natural progesterone, is completely synthetic product. Unfortunately these hormones look and act very differently in the human body, often having effects that are much too strong on your body’s tissues. Bioidentical Hormones are derived from natural plant sources, and are designed to look and act exactly like the hormones that have always been in your system. They also have the distinct advantage of being able to be monitored with standard blood testing, allowing them to be adjusted to meet each patients exact requirements.
Have Bioidentical Hormones been studied in clinical trials?
Yes, there have been many clinical studies of Bioidentical Hormones showing their safety and efficacy. Your doctor will be happy to share these with you at the time of your consultation.
Why should I consider using Bioidentical Hormones?
There are many indications for the use of Bioidentical Hormones, including
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Insomnia and abnormal sleep patterns
- Mood changes such as depression or anxiety
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of sex drive
- Difficulty achieving orgasm
- Severe fatigue
- Pre and post-menopausal weight gain
- Premenstrual Syndrome and PMDD
- Menstrual migraine headaches
How do I get started?
Call to book a consultation with one of our medical practitioners. He or she will meet with you to see if you are a candidate for Bioidentical Hormone treatment. The risks and benefits of treatment will be discussed, and your personal health history will be reviewed to see if Bioidentical Hormone therapy is right for you.