Hormones play a vital role in the functioning of your body. Their levels and balance are extremely important to your health, mood, and well-being. This understanding of the importance and function of the female hormone balance and harmony has led to the development of modern Bio identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women.
Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in our bodies. In women, the main hormones replaced in this therapy are estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid.
Medical research has proven that the majority of women’s disorders, including menopause, PMS, migraines, and depression can be treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Estrogen and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Menopause occurs when a woman stops ovulating and her estrogen, progesterone and testosterone declines.
Many women experience uncomfortable symptoms during and after menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness.
Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts her at an increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease, hot flashes, loss of libido, weight gain, insomnia, and emotional changes such as depression and anxiety. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions. Bioidentical hormones can offer welcome relief to debilitating menopausal symptoms.
Testosterone and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle growth even with regular exercise.
Progesterone and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
The key hormone in women of all ages is progesterone. Progesterone strengthens the bones, protects the breasts, calms the nerves, promotes restful sleep and decreases fluid retention.
Progesterone is an essential substance from which our body makes many of the other hormones vital for good health. Interestingly, progesterone is made in your body from cholesterol and the progesterone your body produces has an identical molecular structure to the compounded natural bioidentical progesterone. As women progress through the menstrual phase of their lives, the natural aging process causes a decline in progesterone production.
Progesterone is not exclusively a female hormone nor is it a ‘sex’ hormone. It plays no part in the secondary sexual characteristics that develop during puberty.
Progesterone replacement therapy is perhaps one of the most effective methods of restoring progesterone levels in the body. Progesterone therapy boosts low progesterone levels by supplementing progesterone either synthetically or naturally.
Benefits of BHRT for Women
Women suffering from hormone imbalance can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women. BHRT can help women:
- Boost your energy levels
- Improve mood
- Restore sex drive
- Increase stamina
- Reinforce the immune system
- Improve your memory
- Reduce depression
- Reduce mood swings
- Prevent vaginal dryness
- Recover skin elasticity
- Relieve joint pain
- Reduce night sweats
- Be healthy, be happy!
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women must be performed by an experienced physician who will first evaluate your existing medical condition and run a range of tests to determine your hormone levels. A BHRT doctor will then create a custom treatment plan personalized to your specific needs and health concerns. Call our clinic today to schedule an appointment, and find out more about BHRT for women.