As we approach mid-life, many people begin to wonder whether or not hormone therapy is the right option for them. Countless studies have shown that traditional (synthetic) hormone therapy can increase the likelihood of various types of cancer and heart disease. However, many are now taking a natural approach to hormone balance with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
With natural bioidentical hormones, both men and women can find relief from the symptoms of hormonal imbalance without the risks that come accompany the use of synthetic hormones.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Derived from naturally occurring sources, such as soy and yams, bioidentical hormones are designed to replicate the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced naturally by our bodies. Based on your hormone levels, a specialized compounding pharmacy can individually tailor a bioidentical hormone regimen specifically designed for you
Each regimen of bioidentical hormones is specifically formulated to treat each patient on an individual basis.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for You?
Along with the normal aging process, the environmental and dietary toxins we encounter over our lifetimes contribute to a natural decline of hormones. The responses to these decline in hormone levesls vary from person to person. Genetics and lifestyle choices such as personal habits, dietary intake and physical activity all have a role to play in your exposure and how well your body functions as you experience the aging process.
Uncomfortable symptoms and notable changes in the body around this decline can be linked to menopause and perimenopause in women, and andropause in men.
All of these factors can contribute to conditions and diseases that can occur at any stage in life, resulting from an imbalance of hormones:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Thyroid disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sexual dysfunction
As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:
- Weight gain
- Limited energy
- Hair loss
- Low sex drive
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Are Bioidentical Hormones Safer, More Effective than Synthetic Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are more appealing when dealing with menopause or andropause because they are derived naturally and our bodies can metabolize them properly. Bioidentical hormones also have the advantage of being specifically designed to match your individual hormonal needs – unlike synthetic hormones, which use a one-size-fits-all approach to symptom relief.
Call 251-776-1380 to talk to one of our professionals about how you could benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy.