Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

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The human body is designed with a delicate network of chemical messengers (hormones) in the body. These messengers regulate our mood, skin integrity, body fat distribution, sexual health, and other health variables. Age, environmental toxins, stress, medications, and our diet can alter these hormones leading to undesirable symptoms like mood swings, low energy, heavy or irregular periods, infertility and pre-mature aging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) seeks to replace and supplement these hormones to stabilize this delicate balance and ultimately restore your health and wellness.

Why Bio-Identical Hormones

Not all hormone replacement therapy is created equal. Historically, most of what has been available in terms of hormone replacement (including most common forms of birth control) is synthetic. More specifically, synthetic hormones are constructed in a laboratory and not derived from nature. Unfortunately, many synthetic hormones can be toxic because some cannot be broken down by the body effectively. When the body is unable to break down synthetic hormones, the “build-up” effect can lead to adverse effects including breast and endometrial cancer in some cases. Bioidentical Hormones are different because they are plant-derived, and they are structurally identical to the hormones the body produces naturally.