Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural form of hormone therapy. It is recommended treatment for the symptoms associated with hormone deficiency in both men and women. While traditional hormone therapy has its critics, bioidentical hormone therapy is considered safer and more natural. But are bioidentical hormones right for you? Let’s take a look at the facts.
Facts about hormone deficiency
After menopause, the body ceases to make estrogen, and as a result, women suffer a range of symptoms that are often so debilitating that they reduce quality of life. Hormone therapy is designed to counter the ill-effects of hormone deficiency, by replacing hormones, and restoring hormonal balance.
Symptoms of hormone deficiency
Hormone depletion in women is generally related to the hormone estrogen. Some of the symptoms include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats, low libido, and mental fogginess. Men with low testosterone often suffer from fatigue, irritability, lack of muscle mass, lack of energy, and depression.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plants such as soy and yams, and have a similar molecular structure to the hormones made by the body. Therefore, the body does not make a distinction between bioidentical hormones, and those that it produces (learn more).
Are Bioidentical hormones right for you?
If you think you may be suffering symptoms of hormonal imbalance then consult your physician, so that a definitive diagnosis can be made. After the requisite tests are carried out and the results reviewed, your physician will determine if you can benefit from BHRT.
If you live in the greater metro Atlanta area, you can contact Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics, Roswell, GA, to find out if bioidentical hormones are right for you. Dr. Linda Kelley would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options. Why not call her office today at 770-649-0094, or go online to http://www.cwaesthetics.com/.