Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What are bioidentical hormones?
- Bioidentical hormones are chemically and functionally identical to human hormones.
- These bioidentical hormones are designed to produce the same responses in the body as hormones made by the human body.
- Restoring and balancing hormones with bioidentical hormones is an individualized approach to hormone replacement.
- Bioidentical hormones are custom-made for each patient.
Why do we need to supplement Hormones?
The endocrine system is an amazing thing. It’s the extensive network of glands that produce the hormones we need to regulate metabolism, sexual function, growth, mood and more.
As we move through the stages of life, our hormone levels fluctuate; aging means that we produce more of some hormones and less of others (mostly the latter).
These are some of the hormonal changes people can experience as they get older:
For women, one of the key benefits of BHRT is that it can help alleviate symptoms associated with menopause and perimenopause. Menopause is a natural process that occurs as a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs, and her body’s production of estrogen and progesterone declines. This decline in hormones can cause a variety of symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. BHRT can help replace these hormones, reducing or eliminating symptoms.
Another benefit of BHRT is that it can help improve mood and energy levels. Hormonal imbalances can cause mood swings, depression, and anxiety. By replacing hormones that are out of balance, BHRT can help improve mood and overall well-being. Additionally, BHRT can help improve energy levels, making it easier for individuals to stay active and engaged in their daily lives.
BHRT can also provide benefits for bone health. As we age, our bones can become weaker and more prone to fractures. Estrogen, in particular, plays a critical role in maintaining bone density. By replacing estrogen, BHRT can help prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Men also experience hormonal imbalances as they age, and BHRT can be a valuable treatment option for them. One of the most common conditions that BHRT can help in men is Andropause, also known as “male menopause,” which is a gradual decline in the production of testosterone, a hormone that plays a key role in male sexual development and function. Symptoms of andropause can include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depression, and difficulty maintaining muscle mass. BHRT can help replace testosterone and alleviate these symptoms.
Another benefit of BHRT for men is that it can help improve bone health. Testosterone plays a role in maintaining bone density and strength. As men age, their levels of testosterone decline, which can lead to an increased risk of osteoporosis. BHRT can help replace testosterone and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
BHRT can also help improve mood and energy levels in men. Hormonal imbalances can cause mood swings, depression, and anxiety. By replacing hormones that are out of balance, BHRT can help improve mood and overall well-being. Additionally, BHRT can help improve energy levels, making it easier for men to stay active and engaged in their daily lives.
It is also worth noting that BHRT can help in other conditions like obesity, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome which are related to low levels of testosterone.