Bioidentical Hormones – What’s the Difference?
Research has shown that bioidentical hormone therapy has several advantages over conventional hormone therapy.
If you were going to “replace” something, it stands to reason that you would want to replace it with something identical to the original, doesn’t it?
If you need to replace the alternator in your Ferrari sports car, you wouldn’t want your mechanic to use one from a Ford Truck, would you? And yet, that is practically what men and women are doing when they accept traditional or synthetic hormone replacement therapies from their doctors.
Instead, you should insist on bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormones are exact duplicates of the naturally occurring hormones produced by your body. As opposed to synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as your naturally occurring hormones. That means they are better tolerated, immediately recognized by your body, and used where they are needed much more easily.
Since bioidentical hormones are exact duplicates of the hormones your body makes, they offer more effective symptom relief than synthetic hormones with fewer risks and side effects.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become the preferred treatment for women who are suffering from the symptom of age-related hormone decline and specifically for the most debilitating symptoms of menopause.
Bioidentical hormones may be delivered in several forms depending on your needs and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer Hormone Pellet Therapy.
You may need a prescription for bioidentical progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, or any combination thereof.
If you are between the ages of 35-55, look for these signs and symptoms of your hormone levels being low or out of balance:
- Weakness and fatigue
- Depression and mood swings
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle tone
- Insomnia and/or disturbed sleep patterns
- Loss of libido and other sexual health issues
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
The only way to know if you qualify for bioidentical hormone therapy is through a series of specific diagnostic tests.
If your levels of any critical age-related hormones are determined to be sub-optimal or otherwise imbalanced, you may meet the criteria for bioidentical hormone therapy.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and Menopause
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is particularly effective in treating women dealing with menopausal symptoms. Restoring hormonal balance with bioidentical hormones has helped many women make the transition to the menopausal phase of life much more comfortable.
Benefits experienced from using bioidentical hormones can include:
- Improved sleep quality
- Reduction or elimination of hot flashes
- Increased energy
- Increased libido and more satisfying sex
Many women on bioidentical hormone replacement find that mood swings, anxiety, and depression are improved or eliminated as the body’s hormones come back into balance, promoting a general sense of well-being.
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Bioidentical Hormones
At Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, we understand that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the safest and most effective way to treat the hormone imbalances that occur as all women age.
While any doctor can write you a prescription for hormone replacement therapy, you should work with a clinic like Woodlands Wellness that specializes in age management and helping patients to look and feel their best at any age.
At Woodlands Wellness, we realize that not all women with age-related hormone loss will have the same set of symptoms or the same health and wellness goals. We will tailor your program of bioidentical hormone therapy to your unique menopause symptoms and lifestyle to maximize your benefits and optimize your results.
Our medical director and the entire staff at Woodland Wellness are committed to making sure that all of our clients receive expert care from providers who specialize in regenerative and functional medicine. This unique approach identifies and resolves underlying health problems that affect both body and mind. Functional medicine boosts overall wellness and addresses cosmetic concerns.
In addition to hormone replacement, clients at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center also have access to a full range of aesthetic treatments. The practice specializes in anti-aging services, including Botox®, injectables, body contouring, and skin tightening treatments. Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center also offers state-of-the-art procedures like CoolSculpting® to help clients achieve their aesthetic goals without surgery.
“Since starting bioidentical hormone treatments at Woodlands, I feel great. I have more energy, and hot flashes, night sweats are a thing of the past. I am even enjoying sex with my husband more! I just wake up every morning now feeling good about my life.” – Stefanie G. Kingwood, TX.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy, please contact us today by calling (281) 223-1124.