As we age, the level of hormones in our body decreases naturally. This natural decrease in hormones can lead to a number of symptoms in both men and women, including mood changes, weight changes, sexual dysfunction, and other changes in your body. Studies have found that long term use of synthetic hormone treatments increase the risk of breast and other cancers. Bioidentical hormone therapy is the solution that has been offered to counteract these risks. Here are the main advantages of bioidentical hormone therapy.
Potentially Safer Than Synthetic
It is believed that bioidentical hormone therapy is safer than receiving synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant and animal sources, and they are chemically identical to the hormones that our body produces naturally. It is thought that because they are chemically identical, there is less risk of breast cancer and other complications. However, it is important to note that clinical studies of the long-term effects of bioidentical hormones are still ongoing, and there are no hard conclusions, as of yet.
Reduce Symptoms of Menopause
Women especially can benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy. With bioidentical hormones, you will experience a relief of many symptoms of menopause including mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, and weight gain. While you can get some relief from these symptoms with synthetic hormones, many women have reported that they get better results and more relief from bioidentical hormones.
Your bioidentical hormone therapy is easily customized to your needs. Each person is different in the way that hormones are produced later in life. Your body may be deficient in one hormone while another is at normal levels. Bioidentical hormones can be compounded in a pharmacy to contain the exact amount of the specific hormones in which you are deficient. This makes them much more effective.
If you are suffering from symptoms of hormonal changes, whether male or female, contact us today for more information about bioidentical hormone therapy or to schedule your appointment for testing and treatment.