Bioidentical hormones, also known as natural hormones, are substances that have the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced by the human body. They also create the same physiologic response. Bioidentical hormones are NOT drugs. They are naturally occurring substances that are found in all humans since the time of conception.People with deficiencies of these hormones become overweight, flabby, frail, and lethargic; lose interest in sex; have trouble sleeping, concentrating, and remembering things; tire easily; and in general, lose their zest for life.
With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), many of these age-related symptoms can be improved or minimized dramatically. BHRT under the care and supervision of our Physicians provides careful oversight to monitoring progress and health improvements for those individuals being treated. Physiologic levels never exceed what the individual has already been accustomed to in his or her younger years.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has many positive benefits, and must not be mistaken for synthetic hormones. While synthetic hormones can nearly take over your body with negative and uncomfortable side effects, bio-identical hormones generally cause no negative side effects, only improving or relieving the original cause of discomfort. The good news for animal lovers is that BHRT is derived from plants such as soy or yam and chemically altered to be identical to human hormones. That means no animal byproducts or horse urine, the latter of which is used to make the synthetic hormone Premarin®.
The following list includes some of the noted benefits that BHRT provides: