WHY ARE HORMONES IMPORTANT TO MANAGING OUR HEALTH?
Hormones are chemical messengers that carry messages to our important organs regulating everything from temperature and metabolism to blood sugar levels and reaction to stress. Many changes attributed to old age are due to the decrease in male and female hormone levels.
Men start experiencing a decline in testosterone beginning at age 30 and sometimes earlier. Women also start to become testosterone deficient around the same time. It is a little known fact, that optimizing testosterone in both men and women is important for optimal health.
IS THERE A NATURAL WAY TO BALANCE HORMONES?
So, Where do these hormones come from? The beauty of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is that we are using hormones with the exact same molecular structure as the hormones naturally produced in your own body. These hormones are plant based and naturally derived. Using bioidentical hormones is proven to be safer than synthetic hormones that are traditionally used in Hormone Replacement.
WHAT DOES BHRT PROTECT?
BHRT protects your brain, heart, bones, and reproductive system. They protect you against major diseases that occur in old age including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, dementia, osteoporosis. In fact, research indicates that having optimized hormones protects against all cause mortality.
Optimal hormones provide increased energy, vitality, strength, improved memory, and cognitive function. Having optimal hormones can help protect against and combat excess weight gain.
BHRT- BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are chemically the same as those that the body naturally produces. These bioidentical hormones are created using plant estrogens, while the hormones normally used in traditional therapy are synthesized using horse urine. Extensive research indicates that hormones that have the same molecular structure as the natural hormones produced by the human body are safer than synthetic hormones.
BHRT can be used to regulate hormones as you age, or when hormone levels drop due to a major illness or disease. Some of the symptoms associated with a decrease in hormones include:
Because hormones also help control your body’s communication and immune system, BHRT can also help decrease your chances of developing serious health conditions, such as diabetes and dementia. It can also improve your skin, reducing wrinkles and reducing signs of aging. For cancer patients, BHRT can lower pain levels and help relieve symptoms such as headaches and incontinence.