Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has beenfor a long time, but it didn’t really become popular until about a decade ago. In 2009, Oprah published an article in her magazine about bioidentical hormone therapy and her personal experience. Since that time, more and more people are making use of bioidentical hormones. It is preferred for a number of reasons.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are chemically the same as the hormones that the body produces naturally. They are typically taken from plant and animal sources. There are some bioidentical hormone therapies that are regulated by the FDA and manufactured by big pharmaceutical companies. Bioidentical hormones can also be made into pellets or compounded at a special pharmacy to be specific to your needs.
Fewer Side Effects
Synthetic hormones do not adhere to the hormones being produced in the body, which can often lead to side effects of taking those medications. Even some bioidentical hormone medications are prone to side effects because they contain both natural and synthetic components. Truly natural bioidentical hormones have fewer side effects because the hormones are identical to those produced by your body naturally. They bond together, giving you the relief you need from your symptoms.
More Easily Customized
Bioidentical hormones can be easily customized in strength and composition so they benefit you personally. Your hormone levels will fluctuate as you age, decreasing steadily. With compounded bioidentical hormones, the therapy can be fully customized to give you the exact amount of the hormones you are missing. This gives you more relief from symptoms.
If you are going through hormonal changes due to aging or other problems, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. With a comprehensive exam and assessment, we can determine if you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy and get you started today.