The basic functions of your body are controlled by your hormones. This is the way your cells communicate with one another throughout your entire body. This efficiently controls your digestion, appetite, mood, libido and immune function. Unfortunately, if your hormones are just a tiny bit out of balance, there can be a staggering impact on your overall well-being and health. One of the best possible options when your hormones are unbalanced or have dropped is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This is a good way to find relief from your symptoms.
This type of therapy is often referred to as BHRT and has become very popular. The popularity of this therapy is partially because it is a natural solution to issues regarding your hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is effective for both men and women when their hormone levels have become unbalanced or have decreased. The most common use of this therapy is the treatment of the symptoms triggered by menopause and perimenopause. Symptoms resulting from cancer treatments can often be improved. The other issues treated by this type of therapy include:
• Thyroid disorders
• Resistance to insulin
• Adrenal disorders
A bioidentical hormone is derived from plants and is man-made. Chemically, these hormones are identical to those produced by the human body. The most commonly used hormones for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are testosterone, progesterone and estrogen. There are a variety of forms of bioidentical hormones. Drug companies manufacture some of the bioidentical hormones. Pharmacies custom-make others according to the orders of the physician. This is referred to as compounding. Compounding usually refers to the alteration or combination of ingredients to meet the specific requirements of the individual.
Certain forms of bioidentical hormones have received approval from the FDA. This includes a weaker type of progesterone and estrogen. The compounded bioidentical hormones customized by the pharmacies have not yet been approved. The hormones used for bioidentical hormone therapy are considered to be safe and effective by the majority of medical professionals. Bioidentical hormones are believed to be much safer than synthetic hormones.
Bioidentical hormone therapy is often used to treat a wide variety of symptoms. The benefits include:
• An improved sex drive
• Less fatigue
• A reduction in hair thinning
• An improved memory
• Less bloating
• Better thinking processes
• A reduction in hot flashes
• A decrease in dry skin
• A better quality of sleep
Most people link the above symptoms strictly to women experiencing menopause. It is important to note these symptoms can result from perimenopause as well. And men can also experience low hormone levels.
If you are experiencing symptoms due to a hormone imbalance and are interested in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, schedule your personal consultation at Radiantly Healthy MD in Indialantic. Contact us today to book your appointment!