What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

 

Aging, menopause, diseases, and stress can have women not feeling their best. This can interfere with having a high quality of life, self-esteem, and fertility. If you find yourself dealing with any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT):

  • Hot flashes
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Decreased energy
  • Memory Lapses
  • Night Sweats
  • Brain fog
  • Decreased sex drive

Believe it or not, you may be dealing with hormonal imbalances. Our walk-in clinic in San Francisco offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that can help you with all of the symptoms listed above.

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What are Bioidentical Hormones?

BHRT is the use of hormones to solve issues such as the ones listed above which are caused by a decline in hormone production or an imbalance of hormones. Even though BHR is man-made, they are identical to the hormones found in a woman’s body and the body cannot tell the difference. The hormones are made from an extract from soy and yams and added chemicals that make estrogen and progesterone. Bioidentical hormones are called natural hormones because these hormones come from a natural source such as plants. In other words, they are not synthesized in a lab from scratch.

Estrogen and progesterone production in a woman’s body contributes to fertility and youthfulness. An imbalance or lack of these hormones can lead to fatigue, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and bone thinning. BHR can combat these symptoms by replacing or balancing out these hormones. Therapy can come in a variety of forms such as creams, lotions, injections, gels, or tablets.

 

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Facts about Bioidentical Hormones

 

Benefits of BHRT

There are many benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy. In addition to helping you with the symptoms listed above, they also help to prevent diseases as a result of aging and hormone decreases such as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.

Here’s a more in-depth review of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Improves energy – A decrease in hormones such as testosterone and progesterone may cause a lack of energy, brain fog, and loss of sleep quality. Bioidentical hormone therapy for testosterone and progesterone can help you achieve mental clarity, motivation, and better sleep.

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Helps Bone Health – Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone may prevent bone loss in women. As a result, replacement of these hormones may help prevent bone thinning. Preventing bone thinning can, in turn, prevent problems such as hip fractures and osteoporosis.

Can Decrease Uncomfortable Symptoms Such as Hot Flashes – Some of the most common symptoms associated with hormone decreases in menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. There have been studies that show that oral uses of BHRT are highly effective at decreasing hot flashes and nightly sweats.

Look Younger – BHRT replaces the hormones that make you feel and look more youthful, you can get back some of your youthful looks with this type of therapy. You might see fewer signs of aging skin and wrinkles with hormone therapy.

Decrease Your Chances of Getting Age-Related Diseases – In addition to looking and feeling younger, BHRT also decreases your chances of getting some serious diseases related to aging. Some of them include Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, periodontal disease. It can also decrease your chances of heart attacks and strokes.

 

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Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

 

Why Do You Need BHRT?

Any woman who is subjected to birth control pills, pesticides, environmental pollutants, plastic, poor diet, and health and skin care products, can benefit from BHRT.

Here’s a quick run-down of how everyday products just might be affecting your hormone production:

Birth Control Pills – Believe it or not certain cancers such as thyroid issues, heart disease, bone, and metabolic disorders have been linked to birth control pills. This is because the hormones released by the birth control pills to stop you from ovulating interfere with your own naturally occurring hormones.

Women’s Hair & Skincare Products – Many women’s hair and skincare products such as products with fragrances contain Phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals that imitate hormones. They may also cause early puberty in children. In addition to early puberty in children, it has also been linked to early menopause in women.

Environmental Pollutants – Environmental pollutants are also a contributor to hormonal imbalances in women. Some pollutants are linked to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, women’s vision, and can cause strokes and deficiencies in vitamin A.

Plastics – Plastic products that contain BPA (bisphenol) has been linked to breast cancer. Common plastic products that contain BPA include children’s toys, reusable bottles, and containers.

Poor Diet –  A poor diet can cause a multitude of symptoms such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anxiety, obesity. Consuming large quantities of fatty and sugary foods can throw your hormonal balance out of whack. This may cause you to experience many of the symptoms listed above.

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What Can You Do to Get Started?

If you have unbalanced hormones, we can put together a comprehensive plan to get you back on track and feeling like your best self. In addition to getting your hormones balanced with natural hormones identical to your own, we also have comprehensive programs to help you with weight loss, exercise, and mental health. We also offer nutritional supplements in conjunction with hormone replacement therapy. This will stimulate blood flow and reduce stress and anxiety.

If you want to learn more about how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement can help you, walk-in to our office in San Francisco. You can also book a consultation, and speak to one of our qualified medical professionals today.

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