Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Optimization of natural body hormones with bio identical substances which will improve not only sexual health and libido but also improve mental health, cardiovascular health, bone health, and overall metabolic health including cholesterol and diabetes control.
Synthetic vs. Bioidentical Hormones
SYNTHETIC HORMONES ARE NOT NATURAL. A multitude of studies have demonstrated many harmful effects of synthetic hormones. We have come to understand that synthetic hormones, which are chemically different than those naturally found in the body, can cause a whole host of side effects and even cancer. BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES ARE NATURAL. Bio-identical hormones have a chemical structure that is identical to the hormone produced by the body. We refer to them as natural because they are natural to the human body.
Where does one fill prescription for Bioidentical Hormones?
A Compounding Pharamacy is a special pharmacy that is capable of providing pure pharmaceutical grade hormones per the doctors prescription order for you. Your treatment program is customized for you by the Doctor, and personalized for you at the compounding pharmacy. The products prescribed from a compounding pharmacy can be prescribed as long-acting, or time release. this helps the body have a better balanced hormone level instead of the highs and lows that may come with a non-customized, over the counter, synthetic hormone medication.
Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:
- lactose free options
- at-home delivery options
- custom refills
What are hormones?
Hormones are messengers. In our bodies, hormones act as an independent pathway, to communicate to our nervous system and to our vital organs. They exert control over virtually all vital functions, including our immune, reproductive, metabolic and mental health systems. When we are young, hormones induce growth and development. We gain strength, and our skin, hair, muscles, brain, reflexes, sense of well being, and libidos all benefit and increase. When we reach our thirties, the hormone levels begin to decline. As they decline, so we begin to lose our trim waistline, muscle mass, firm skin, strength, sexual desires and abilities, and memory. Our bone density begins to decline, and as our visceral fat builds in our expanding abdomens, the risk of diabetes and cancer increases. There is good news. When hormone levels are replenished, these changes can be slowed or reversed. We cannot stop aging. But we can manage it better with bioidentical hormone replacement!
- Increased breakdown of fat, weight loss and reduced body fat
- Increased energy and exercise capacity
- Improved vitality and quality of life
- Increased strength, endurance, muscle tone, and bone health.
- Improvement in hair, skin and nails.
- Improved sleep, well-being, and mental clarity.
- Reduced levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Less incidence of heart disease and diabetes.
- Prevention of cancer.
- Prevention of osteoporosis.
- Increased libido.
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) actually means adding to your naturally occurring hormones, to bring them to optimal levels. This is called “optimizing.” The hormones we focus on are testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin, Vitamin D, and growth hormone. When the levels of any of these hormones are deficient, the absence of their effects is felt in a multitude of ways. We may experience fatigue, loss of memory or mental clarity, loss of sexual desire or function, loss of strength and muscle mass, and an increase in abdominal fat. Men may experience erectile dysfunction (ED) and women suffer vaginal dryness, itching, recurrent urine infections, painful intercourse, and incontinence. Both men and women may have trouble with sleep, hot flashes, loss of hair, loss of skin fullness and elasticity, and dry, brittle, or cracking nails. Returning your naturally occurring hormone levels back to their optimal state begins to reverse these declines. While some changes may be almost immediately noticeable, others will take form over many months. It is of utmost importance to commit to your program, to have regular follow up, and to combine therapy with a healthy diet and regular exercise.