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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies use naturally derived ingredients from plants to replace hormones. Bioidentical hormones are expected to carry the same risks and benefits as their non-bioidentical counterparts.
What is it Used to Treat?
Bioidentical hormones are used to help treat the following conditions:
- Menopause and peri-menopausal symptoms
- Low testosterone levels
- Male menopause-andropause
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
The above conditions may cause the following symptoms, which may also be helped with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Anxiety, depression, irritability and insomnia
- Weight gain and bloating
- Diminished sexual interest and performance
- Erectile dysfunction
- Irregular or painful periods
- Gynecomastia (breast development in men)
- Memory and concentration problems
- Hair loss
- Increased risk of cardiac disease
- Adrenal exhaustion
- Vaginal wall thinning and dryness
How Does Natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Work?
Natural bioidentical hormones are made from wild yam, soy and other safe plants to make supplements that are identical to the hormones contained within your own body.
Hormones must be in the proper form and amounts for optimum health. Your health care professional will measure your hormone levels using blood, urine or saliva testing. An individualized bio-identical hormone will be recommended for you. Further monitoring will ensure that your hormone therapy levels to helap you to feely your best.
Women produce three kinds of estrogen that must be in proper balance with each other or else discomfort and disease may occur. Progesterone and estrogen work as a team. Many of the symptoms listed above may result if imbalance occurs.
Some experts believe that synthetic pharmaceutical hormones increase risks of blood clots, breast cancer and stroke while natural bioidentical hormone therapy protects the heart and prevents bone loss ensuring longevity and health. Please consult a doctor before you use for these applications.
Hormone therapy is for men too. Men sometimes suffer from low testosterone levels
which make them feel tired and less potent. Bioidentical hormones may help restore some vitality.
Hormones need to be in proper balance in both men and women if they are trying to conceive. Bioidentical hormones may help restore levels optimizing chances of conception.
Disruption in hormone balance occurs for many reasons and bioidentical hormone balancing may be an effective method of restoring balance or replacing lacking hormones.
Bioidentical hormones have been used for years and should be considered as a natural option when looking at treating the conditions mentioned earlier.
To find out more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Hormone Balancing and if this therapy is right for you, please contact and consult with a local licensed doctor who specializes in this therapy.
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