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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a medical procedure that uses naturally occurring hormones that imitate the ones in your body. The technique helps counteract the effects of aging and hormonal imbalances. The hormones supply progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone to your body.
At Transformation Health & Wellness, we administer hormone replacement therapy to restore your hormone levels and return your body to normalcy. The treatment is done in different ways, including using creams, gels, capsules, and suppositories.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Hormones are unique substances created by different organs in your body, including the adrenal glands, ovaries, and testes. These substances act as messengers and transmit information to other parts of your body. Some of the tasks that are facilitated by body hormones include sex, digestion, and growth. Due to the sheer importance of these substances, an imbalance can have far-reaching effects on your mental health, as well as low sex drive.
Luckily, there is a remedy to this condition, bioidentical hormones. These substances are different from the synthetic hormones in the market and resemble natural hormones in your body. This makes them easily absorbable and utilization more straightforward.
Are bioidentical hormones better than synthetic hormones?
The most significant difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones is the compounds. While synthetic hormones use synthetic materials and animal urine, bioidentical ones utilize plant materials, a more natural alternative.
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone therapy works to restore balance and replace the hormones your body might have lost due to aging. This helps with different conditions such as:
- Poor sleep
- Heavy periods
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Brain fog
- Weight gain
- Loss of sex drive
- Estrogen dominance
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Another advantage of hormone therapy is that it helps counteract signs of aging, such as loss of elasticity, that often occur during menopause.