Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has revolutionized the anti-aging industry and the practice of age-management medicine. Men and women seeking to live healthier, higher-quality lives have found bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to be an effective treatment. However, choosing bioidentical hormone therapy to improve your health is not a decision you should make lightly. Your hormones control every physiological reaction in your body, meaning choosing the right hormone therapy plan is important, but the right provider matters, too. Get all the facts about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to make the best decision for your lifelong health.
“What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?” is a commonly asked question. Bioidentical hormones are exact structural replicas of endogenous hormones (hormones found inside the human body). Bioidentical hormones are sourced from soy and other plants. The structural replication of bioidentical hormones minimizes side effects and allows bioidentical hormones to function on the same pathways inside the body as natural human hormones. Bioidentical hormones respond more effectively than synthetic hormones on the body’s biological pathways—at all levels.
Bioidentical hormone therapy includes estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, as well as DHEA, cortisol, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Choosing an expert physician who specializes in hormones and hormone replacement therapy is essential to a successful BHRT treatment plan—thorough testing and comprehensive care matter.
How do hormones affect health?
Hormones are tiny messengers that run throughout the body regulating function and keeping you happy and healthy. When one or more hormones experiences an imbalance, other vital tasks within the body suffer, and sometimes the body can react by overproducing one hormone to make up the difference for another, or stifle production of other crucial hormones. It is an intricate network that requires care, routine monitoring, and expert assistance when things go awry.
For example, DHEA is a precursor hormone. It plays several roles on its own, but is also responsible for the production of estrogen and testosterone. An imbalance of DHEA not only contributes to heart disease, muscle wasting, and dull skin, but it can also hinder testosterone, further limiting your body’s abilities in other areas, such as maintaining a healthy weight or experiencing a desire for sex.
Cortisol is one of the most common hormone imbalances affecting people of all ages. Levels of cortisol can spiral out of control due to a sedentary lifestyle, excessive stress, or overconsumption of junk foods. High levels of cortisol can also limit production of testosterone and progesterone, meaning your sleep, mood, and libido will be affected along with your energy and immune response.
Hormones affect your wellbeing throughout life, making it important to monitor and protect hormone balance at an early age and continue this practice well into your older years.
What can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy do for you?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been shown to combat signs and conditions of aging, including weight gain, fatigue, muscle loss, insomnia, mood swings, night sweats, menopause, and andropause. Each of these symptoms and conditions, and an innumerable number of others not listed, is connected to imbalanced hormones. While aging can contribute to fluctuating hormones, other factors come into play, such as lifestyle, childbirth, and disease. Men and women of all ages who seek expert care from a physician trained in the rapidly developing field of hormone replacement therapy experience improved health outcomes, wellbeing, and restored vitality. The benefits of a comprehensive treatment plan supplemented with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:
- Better sleep
- Facilitated weight loss
- Increased lean muscle mass/decreased body fat
- Increased libido and sexual performance
- Improved skin elasticity/fewer wrinkles
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Improved memory and mental faculty
- Higher energy level with greater stamina
- Increased bone density
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is one tool among many that are part of a comprehensive preventive healthcare plan. The key to aging gracefully and optimizing health outcomes is taking control now with a customized treatment plan, designed just for you and your needs.
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