What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant ingredients, such as soybeans and yams, and molecularly match those produced by your own body. They help resolve symptoms related to hormonal imbalance or a decline in hormone production.
Unlike conventional hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement involves creating a combination of hormones that meet your unique requirements as an individual. Commonly administered bioidentical hormones include estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. DHEA, an adrenal precursor to testosterone, may also be recommended for some women.
What symptoms suggest I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
As you age, your body isn’t always able to produce the hormones needed to keep proper function of body systems. Hormones exert an effect in every cell, but your glands that produce hormones go through an aging process and slow down production. Symptoms of low hormone production can include:
- Loss of libido
- Loss of energy and problems sleeping
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Mood changes and foggy thinking
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse
Replacing hormones helps resolve these symptoms, so you feel and look better. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy effectively slows the aging process.
How are bioidentical hormones administered?
At the My Retreat Med Spa, the team offers bioidentical hormones in the form of creams and pellets for both men and women. Pellets are administered under your skin and as time-release hormones.
He adjusts the dose according to your symptoms and needs, keeping it to the minimum required to achieve your health goals.
Why are bioidentical hormones superior?
When you take hormone replacement therapy that doesn’t fit the natural design of your cells, your body may not recognize them. The result may mean they don’t effectively treat your symptoms and leave you feeling not quite right.
With bioidentical hormones, the compounds match your natural hormones identically. Your body can use them readily and efficiently, resolving your symptoms.
Research suggests that bioidentical hormones are associated with lower risks of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, as compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, too. They’re safer and more effective than synthetic and animal-derived options.
If you’re combatting symptoms of aging due to a decline in hormone production, seek the advice of an expert team member at the My Retreat Med Spa. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be the treatment you need to feel like yourself again.