Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Blog Post

Hormone replacement therapy is a viable option that many men and women are considering. If you are struggling with low energy, depression, lower sex drive, anxiety, cycle changes, hot flashes and other similar symptoms, you may benefit from hormone replacement.

What are Bio-Identical Hormones?

In short, Bio-Identical Hormones are those that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones made in the body but not actually produced by the body. These are created in a laboratory in a way that mimics the hormones the body makes on its own.

These are useful when someone has an imbalance in their hormone levels. There are many signs of imbalance, including fatigue, depression, hair loss, insomnia and much more. Introducing bio-identical hormones is an attempt to help patients return their hormone balance to a natural state.

Examples of some of the most popular bioidentical hormone replacement products available today are Estrace, Premphase, and Prempro, just to name a few. There are many more available.

What are the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormones?

Bio-Identical hormones are introduced to the body to over come many negative symptoms. The end result will ideally be:

  • reduced fatigue
  • increased sex drive
  • improved sleep
  • better thinking and memory
  • Increased muscle mass and strength
  • Higher bone density

How are treatments applied?

Every approach to hormone balance is individualized and patient-specific. You will be given a plan specific to you. We offer many treatment options, including the following:

  • Creams
  • Pellets
  • Testosterone Injections
  • More
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Sources:

  • https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/what-are-bioidentical-hormones
  • http://www.menopause.org/docs/default-source/professional/nams-ht-tables.pdf?sfvrsn=18.pdf