Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormones are identical to the body’s natural producing hormones. After a certain age, our natural production decreases and we begin to show signs of fatigue, extra weight, inflammation and other symptoms that not only reduce our quality of life, but also can increase chances of getting a more serious disease. To combat against our declining levels and help restore our body’s balance, we can use bioidentical hormones to lessen our symptoms, fight diseases and overall improve our health and well-being.
There are various bio-identical hormones to consider for health and wellness. These include:
*Estrogens: E1, E2, and E3
In conjunction to determining hormone deficiencies via lab tests, a provider looks at the whole patient, determines how certain symptoms and signs produced by one’s body can determine proper replacement for optimal hormone levels. The bio-identical hormones are prepared to be an individualized formulation to use doses that are not commercially available and specially formulated free of dyes and components that have potential for allergy in some individuals. Furthermore, bio-identical hormones are typically applied via the transdermal method in the form of a cream or gel which bypasses the liver and the gut, avoiding unwanted physiological effects that result from the traditional oral hormone replacement. Therefore, in addition to proper diet, nutrition, and exercise regimens, bio-identical hormones are critical for anti-aging and ideal health.