There comes a time in everyone’s life when the body’s hormone production starts to drop off. Lower hormone levels can wreak havoc on the body, as evidenced by the many people who suffer through menopause /andropause. Replacement treatments for conditions related to a drop in hormone levels can be either natural or synthetic.
There are 3 major reasons for the 3 hormones:
- Testosterone increases body muscle mass and improves muscle tone of the heart and lungs.
- Estradiol is good for the bone density & body temp regulation.
- Progesterone is vital for brain function and skin health.
We know that women have the 3 hormones that ovaries produce, yet many of us don’t know that men have the 3 hormones and that Testosterone converts to estrodial and progesterone. If testosterone is not at an optimal level in men, it will not convert to the other hormones, and they will be deficient in muscle mass, bone mass and brain function.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is considered a natural treatment because it utilizes plant-based medications to treat conditions related to changing hormone levels. BHRT can relieve, restore and assist a myriad of hormonal related symptoms, in some patients related to:
- Falling Hormone Levels
- Anxiety and depression
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Protective Benefits of Proper Hormonal Balance
- Healthier and Natural Aging
- Restore Energy Levels and Sexual Desire
- Mood Swings
- Weight Maintenance
- Mental Awareness and Focus
- Energy Levels
- Sex Drive
- Mood Stability
- Get Back in Shape
Please be advised that individual results vary from patient to patient. How you might respond to BHRT is not an indicator of how another patient will respond to hormonal replacement treatment.
About Bioidentical Hormones
The vast majority of hormone replacement therapies in use today rely on synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are different in that they are not derived from synthetic materials. They are derived from natural plant sources that are compounded by experts in a controlled setting. Once compounding is complete, the resulting natural hormones are biologically identical to human testosterone, progesterone and estradiol.
These three natural hormones replace what the body is no longer making enough of on its own. And because they are plant-based, there are few side effects associated with their use. A small percentage of patients receiving BHRT may experience mild side effects including acne, increased facial hair, or thinning hair. These are easily treatable through proper dosage.
Compounding for Individual Needs
There is a lot to appreciate about BHRT, including the fact that it can be customized. Where synthetic hormones usually come in just a small number of static doses, bioidentical hormones can be compounded specifically to the needs of each patient. Through saliva or blood tests, we can determine just how much supplementation the patient needs. That patient’s medication can then be compounded accordingly.
Doctors trained in replacement hormone therapy are largely trained only in the use of synthetic hormones. That may be why your physician has never recommended BHRT. Whatever the case, bioidentical hormones may be just what your body needs to return to the same level of normalcy you experienced in your younger years.
If you are interested in learning more about BHRT, feel free to reach out. We are more than pleased to be able to offer this revolutionary, natural, and alternative treatment to patients for whom it is appropriate.