Bio-identical Hormone Replacement
A physiologic dose of a hormone is equal to, or less than, the total amount of that hormone that a healthy, unstressed, person produces naturally each day. Physiologic doses bio-identical hormones promote normal body function and physiology, nothing more. Physiologic doses of hormones have no side effects.
Hormones are powerful substances that have regulatory effects on tissues throughout the body. The body tightly regulates their production, secretion, and elimination in order to maintain health. Sufficient, age appropriate hormone levels are essential to every human’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
Common symptoms of a hormone imbalance include:
- Chronic pain
- Sleep disturbance
- Loss of muscle mass
- Loss of bone density
- Mental decline
- Hot flashes
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Memory loss
What are Bio-identical hormones? They are prescription hormones with a chemical structure that is exactly the same as the hormone molecules produced by the human body. Because they are identical in structure to natural hormones, they fit perfectly into our body’s hormone receptors. This means that they produce an effect that is identical to that caused by the hormones made in our body.
What’s wrong with conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy? The “hormones” used in conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) aren’t actually human hormones. They are patentable, hormone-like substances that do not belong in the human body. Although they have chemical structures similar enough to human hormones for them to bind to our hormone receptors and cause hormone like effects, they are different enough, that they also cause serious and unwanted side effects including cancer and stroke.
Bioidentical hormones are unique! Bioidentical hormones are a safe and natural alternative to conventional HRT. When used appropriately, in physiologic doses and in the proper combination, bioidentical hormones cause no side effects and act to restore a healthy hormonal balance.
- Bio-identical ovarian hormones
- Testosterone replacement therapy
- Adrenal fatigue