Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
There has been tremendous controversy in recent years in regards to hormone replacement to treat the symptoms of menopause, or the male equivalent, andropause. Almost all of the recent studies have produced conflicting results, but the end analysis is predominately negative. It is crucial to understand that all of these studies pertain to the use of synthetic hormone replacement, known as HRT. This method could be defined as the replacement of the missing hormones with similar chemical substitutes, but not identical molecular replicas. There is one constant fact that all clinicians do agree on, our body’s production of all hormones decline as we age, and a large variety of symptoms can be the result. Modern medicine is exploding with the realization of the important role our body’s hormonal system plays.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
To answer that question as briefly as possible, they are hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones your body used to produce, but is not making in sufficient quantity anymore. Lack of these crucial hormones causes a wide array of symptoms. Replacement of these hormones with exact replicas from natural products brings your body back to its normal “feel good” state.
Why is it important to replace these hormones?
Forty years ago, our bodies did not have enough time to feel the effects of hormone loss. The latest research is also indicating that replacement of these vital natural hormones helps to prevent the development of some diseases. Some studies have even suggested that the lack of natural hormone supplementation may shorten one’s life span. Research is ongoing, and most all studies are showing positive outcomes toward longevity & improving the quality of life.
Optimize your physical state, feel like you are in your 30’s again!
Aging is difficult enough for women without having to suffer from declining hormone levels. Women often complain of a diminished sense of wellbeing, chronic fatigue, and a loss of libido just to mention a few hormone imbalance symptoms. Once women realize they can restore their natural hormones (their bodies once made abundantly) with bioidentical hormones, they can restore their energy, feelings of wellbeing, and sexuality.
Too many women have given up trying to find the right combination of estrogen and testosterone hormones. Once this hormonal balance is determined, combining hormone replacement with a healthy lifestyle and appropriate diet, will allow females to return to a healthy and vibrant lifestyle as well as maximize the years in which to enjoy it.
The Health Need for Hormone Balance in Males
Symptoms of menopause in women are well studied, but the male equivalent andropause ADAM (androgen deficiency in male) is essentially ignored. Men suffer needlessly from testosterone deficiency also because hormone deficiency goes unrecognized or the male does not talk about it, especially as it relates to any perceived decline in sexual function.
When men think of diminished testosterone levels, they do not usually relate this to decreased enjoyment of life; however, men may notice a decline in their competitive drive or decreased enthusiasm for things previously enjoyed.
Growing older is hard enough for men without having to needlessly suffer from declines in testosterone hormone levels. Now for good health news!
Recent medical research shows that replenishing low testosterone deficiencies provided significant improvement in sexual function and libido, mood, increased energy and general well being for men.