Bio-identical hormone therapy is hormone replacement with hormones exactly like your body would make if it was working properly.
Bioidentical Hormones are an exact replica of the hormones that are already produced naturally within your body. The difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones is that, although both are created in labs, synthetic hormones are not identical to the hormones naturally created in your body and bioidentical hormones match your body’s hormones molecule by molecule.
Depending on what your symptoms are and which hormone(s) your body needs, our physician may choose to prescribe bioidentical hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones, DHEA, melatonin or others as needed.
If you are experiencing memory loss, irritability, insomnia, weight gain around the abdomen and loss of muscle mass you may benefit from bio identical hormones. Some animal hormones are also used for hormone replacement therapy but they won’t work exactly like bio-identical hormone therapy will. Surgery recovery is faster and easier too, if you have good hormone balance, no matter how young or old you are. All your tissues will heal faster if your hormones are balanced, and your skin healing after surgery will be especially nice.
Women need balanced testosterone levels for good mental and physical energy, muscle mass maintenance, tight smooth skin and a healthy sex drive, whilst male hormone replacement helps men with these same symptoms in addition to helping maintain a healthy prostate.
Even if you live healthy and eat an organic diet, your hormone levels can drop prematurely as you age. Some animal hormones (like the hormones found in meat and chicken) may also interfere with our own natural anti aging hormones and their functions.
Bioidentical hormone therapy has a few potential side effects which are classically linked to dosage – as your hormone levels improve, your dosage may need to be changed. If you notice side effects, contact our physician.
- Men and women have reported increased aggressiveness, acne or irritability during the initial phases of testosterone hormone therapy, but these issues are generally resolved as levels become balanced.
- Some women have reported breast tenderness, spotting, cramping and bloating. These symptoms may be experienced initially with estrogen hormone treatment, but resolve as hormone levels become balanced.
- Occasionally, hormone therapy patients will complain of itching or redness at the injection or insertion site, these symptoms diminish as the body adjusts to treatment.
For more information about Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, feel free to call, or drop into the clinic at anytime.