Your hormones control just about all of your bodily functions. They are a type of communication system regulating hunger, growth, mood, and sexual function. It’s understandable that when your hormones are even a little bit out of balance, it can have a major impact on the way you feel and your overall health. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been designed to help individuals rebalance their hormone levels and improve their quality of life.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment designed to help men and women experiencing unnatural drops in their hormone levels. For women, the therapy is often used to ease some of the symptoms accompanying menopause or perimenopause. It can also be used to help individuals dealing with symptoms of heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.
The hormones are man-made. However, they are different from synthetic hormones in that synthetic hormones are not designed to be molecular replicas of what the body naturally creates. The bioidentical hormones are exact chemical replicas of what your body naturally produces. This means the treatments are safer and produce more consistent results.
How are Bioidentical Hormones Made?
Many bioidentical hormones are produced by pharmaceutical companies. Others are made to order at a pharmacy. Then, using a process known as compounding, different ingredients are mixed and altered to meet the hormonal requirements of each individual. These hormones are usually produced from plant estrogen.
Why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
People turn to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy when they notice the side effects of a drastic hormone drop or can tell that their hormones have become unbalanced. The goal of the therapy is to ease the symptoms. People are attracted to this therapy because it is a natural solution to address hormone issues. But what makes BHRT so unique?
Usually, as a person gets older, their hormone levels drop. That’s why therapy is used to increase the level of hormones and minimize the symptoms of menopause, including things like night sweats, weight gain, memory loss, sleep issues, and loss of libido. Hormone replacement may also help you minimize the risk of conditions such as cataracts, diabetes, and tooth loss.
If you wish to learn more about the advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, let the dedicated team at Soza Clinic help decide if it’s right for you. Contact us for a consultation today! We have offices in Frisco, Richardson, Bedford, and Winnsboro, TX.