Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are plant derived hormones that are prepared by a compounding pharmacy to have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your own body. They produce the same physiological responses as those of endogenous (made in body) hormones. Most conventional hormones prescribed are synthetic for women, are synthetic hormones commonly used for hormone replacement therapy. These synthetic formulations are different than bioidentical hormones. Since pharmaceutical manufacturers cannot patent a bioidentical structure, they have invented synthetic hormones that are patentable or which are provided in a unique delivery system such as an injectable.
The appeal of bioidentical hormones is that they are identical to endogenous human hormones, so our bodies can metabolize them normally, minimizing side effects. Synthetic hormones are more likely to produce adverse side effects such as weight gain, water retention, mood changes, acne, sweating and fatigue. In addition, prescription synthetic hormones have little variation in dosage, whereas the compounded bioidentical hormones can be more accurately matched to meet every person’s needs.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for You?
With exposure to environmental, dietary and chemical toxins, which accelerate the normal decline in natural hormone production as we age, almost all of us over the age of 40 (and often younger) begin to experience signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance. To deal with this growing health concern, one needs comprehensive lab testing and in depth personalized questionnaires to create a personalized treatment plan.
Many factors can contribute to imbalance of hormones:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Adrenal dysfunction and fatigue
- Thyroid disease
- Metabolic dysfunction
- Inflammatory conditions
As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as symptoms of “normal” aging. Yet, hormone levels seen when we were younger are more ideal than the lower ranges seen in aging populations. Do you want your hormone status optimized to the time when you felt great, had the drive and motivation to succeed in all aspects of life, and had energy to burn!? Of course you do, we all do. At Anatara Medicine, you will meet with our Team of outstanding practitioners who will assess your symptoms and provide a tailored treatment plan for you.
Signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances:
- Weight gain
- Limited energy
- Hair loss
- Low sex drive
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Consult the Team at Anatara Medicine in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
When you become a patient, you receive the dedicated attention of wonderful practitioners. Your questions about your condition, treatment plan, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are reviewed and thoroughly addressed during one-on-one consultations with your practitioner. Your practitioner will partner with you throughout every step of your journey to help you achieve optimal health and reach your wellness goals.
Hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctible, for both men and women! Contact Anatara Medicine today for a complimentary telephone consultation, (888) 453-6825.