Bio-Identical Hormones for Women
As described in Suzanne Somers’ book The Sexy Years, the state-of-the-art in HRT therapy is the administration of ‘bio-identical’ estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. But why is bio-identical hormone therapy, or BHRT, the preferred choice over traditional hormone therapy using synthetic hormone medications?
A Bio-Identical Hormone is defined as a hormone that is identical in structure to the hormone produced by your body. These hormones are obtained from sterol analogues found in many varieties of plants, primarily the wild yam and soy bean.
AAG Health has been specializing in bio-identical hormone therapies for women for almost 10 years. After treating thousands of women, we have come to the conclusion that the inevitable decline in hormones does not have to be part of “normal aging” and that standard HRT protocols involving synthetic hormones cause more problems than they are worth.
Many women diagnosed with depression, low sex drive, weight gain, hot flashes and many pre-menopausal and menopausal symptoms do better with bio-identical hormone therapy instead.
Potential Benefits of bio-identical hormone therapy:
"The short term treatment risks of adverse side effects over 3 to 4 years of testosterone treatment appear to be predictable and easy to monitor and manage."
Dr. J. Lisa Tenover - Ph.D.
- Increased bone mineral density
- Better hair, nails and skin
- Improved sexual desire
- Improved cognitive function
- Increase ability to cope with stress
- Decreased heart disease and osteoporosis
- Improved blood sugar and insulin levels
- Reduction of fat levels and weight loss
- Increase self-assurance and confidence
- Improved mood and emotional well-being
- More energy and a better night's sleep
- Relieve hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, joint/muscle pain
Bio-identical hormone therapy otherwise known as "natural hormone replacement therapy" is safe, effective and generally free from side effects caused by synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones like Premarin, Prempro, Provera and Estratab are not bio-identical compared to human hormones.
The great appeal of bio-identical hormones is that they are natural and our bodies can better metabolize them as it was designed to do, minimizing side effects. On the other hand, Synthetic horse-derived hormones are chemically altered compounds that are quite strong, are not identical to the human body and often produce side effects.
The natural, compounded bio-identical hormone medications that AAG Health offers can be matched individually to each woman's needs - something that's impossible with mass-produced synthetic hormones.
Every day, millions of women suffer from uncomfortable, disabling symptoms associated with the hormonal imbalance of pre-menopause and menopause. This hormone imbalance may be causing you to feel depressed, anxious, fatigued, sexless, generally ill...or just feeling under the weather.