What Are Bio-identical Hormones? (BHRT)
Medications that are classed as bio-identical are obtained from sterol analogues found in many varieties of plants, primarily the wild yam and soy bean. These estrogen, progesterone and testosterone-like compounds are then transformed to bio-identical natural hormones.
The natural, compounded bio-identical hormone medications that many age management doctors and centers offer can be matched individually to each woman’s needs — something that’s impossible with mass-produced synthetic hormones.
Many specialists in bio-identical hormone therapy who have treated hundreds of women, have come to the conclusion that the inevitable decline in hormones does not have to be part of “normal aging” and that standard hormone therapy protocols involving synthetic hormones can cause more problems than they are worth.
Many studies have shown that women diagnosed with depression, low sex drive, weight gain, hot flashes, fluctuating mood, anxiety and other pre and post-menopausal symptoms do better with bio-identical hormone therapy instead.
How Do I Get Started With Bio-identical HRT?
To get started, you’ll need to get the necessary lab tests. Contact us to begin your initial evaluation.
Following the lab tests and medical evaluation, the doctor will set up a prescribed, medical monitored bio identical hormone replacement therapy program tailored specially for the women. Eating healthy and exercising are important aspects of a successful bio-identical hormone therapy. If hormones are out of balance, your body will not optimally respond to improved nutrition and exercise and vice versa. If you are on hormone medications are you are not eating well or being active the results and benefits will not be good. As your hormones, nutrition and fitness, improve, you should begin to feel like your old self with improved health and wellness, libido, sex drive and vitality.