Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Women
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a valuable treatment option for women experiencing troubling symptoms related to hormone imbalances. Symptom related to hormone imbalances are often experienced by women during menopause, and the years approaching menopause (referred to as perimenopause), as hormones such as estrogen begin to fluctuate and decline. Typical symptoms include hot flashes, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, and difficulty concentrating and remembering.
Though, menopause and perimenopause are not diseases but part of the natural process of aging, these transitional stages of life can still be problematic for many women, to say the least. Furthermore, chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and cognitive decline are thought to be related to this drastic drop in estrogen characteristic of menopause. Gathering medical literature supports a preventive effect of hormone replacement on these chronic diseases.
Why Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Compounded bioidentical hormone replacement is a form of hormone replacement which uses the hormones our bodies recognize to relieve symptoms of hormone imbalances and prevent chronic diseases like osteoporosis, heart disease, and cognitive decline. The term “bioidentical” was coined to distinguish the use of hormones which are identical to our bodies, from conjugated equine estrogen (Premarin) and medroxyprogesterone (Provera), often
referred to as “synthetic hormones.” An additional benefit of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement is our ability to personalize doses of hormones. When doses are personalized efficacy and safety are maximized.
Ultimately, compounded bioidentical hormone replacement is a personalized, patient-by-
patient approach to managing hormone imbalances. It’s the use of the correct hormones, at appropriate doses, for an optimal duration of time.
Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn if compounded bioidentical hormone replacement is for you!