Women and Bioidentical Hormones
Menopause comes with some very serious symptoms. Night sweats, hot flashes, and memory loss are just a few, but these symptoms can be combated to reduce the effects of aging and end the pain and stress of menopause, PMS, adrenal fatigue, and related conditions through the use of bioidentical hormones.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
These hormones are copies of the hormones that your body already naturally produces. They are made to be structurally identical to the ones already in your body, allowing your body to make use of them safely and easily. Therapy done using bioidentical hormones is also known as natural hormone therapy because of how the hormones are created to be a perfect match for the hormones already present.
How do Bioidentical Hormones work?
They work just like normal hormones that your body is already naturally producing, since it has a 100% identical structure to natural hormones; this lets your body use them efficiently without having to change a thing.
Bioidentical hormones are created on a patient-by-patient basis in a lab. They’re based on plant compounds, but instead of just merely containing certain parts, are actually processed to be used by specific patients. The result is a natural, safe hormone that the body can easily break down and use.
Are Bioidentical Hormones safe?
The biggest problem with bioidentical hormones is that people associate them with synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones have been researched and shown to create new problems that can be even worse than the ones they’re attempting to fix. There have even been studies that show synthetic hormones increase the risk of cancer when used.
The most important things to note is that these risks are not present with bioidentical hormones. Synthetic hormones differ slightly from the ones in your body, but even this slight difference is enough for your body to recognize it as unnatural, so they get treated differently in the metabolic process, meaning that they can have extreme side effects and take longer for your body to break down and use. This is because synthetic hormones are not created specifically for a patient, and try to work on a broader scale.
Bioidentical hormones do not differ at all from the hormones in your body, so they are recognized as normal and treated just like the ones your body has been naturally producing. The result is a very safe and very effective treatment that acts completely naturally in the body, because it is custom-tailored for every patient.