Our bodies are literally swimming in hormones that act like keys in a lock or pieces to a puzzle. The ‘puzzle’ makes up the big picture of who we are, how we operate and how we feel. When we take hormone replacement therapy that doesn’t fit the original design that our cells recognize, the end result may not feel or act quite right. Hence, possible side effects that can be annoying, uncomfortable or perhaps dangerous may appear.
What Are They?
Hormone levels decline as we age. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy replenishes the hormones that your body needs to function optimally. Bio-identical hormones are hormones whose molecular structure is identical to those made in our body. These molecular structures ‘plug-in’ to the receptors throughout our body, turning off and on much of the cellular behaviour that makes us tick. Because they are identical to what our bodies produce naturally, the body may utilize them more efficiently. Compounding pharmacies have the ability to customize formulations specific to meet each person’s individual needs.
Where do Bio-identical Hormones Come From?
Bio-identical hormones are derived from plant sources like wild yam or soy. This provides women with a natural source of hormone, something synthetic or traditional hormone therapy doesn’t offer.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement for Women
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been prescribed for women suffering from the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance such as hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and low sex drive. Bear in mind that most mainstream studies have been performed with conventional hormone replacement therapy. Additionally, pharmaceutical companies cannot patent and sell the hormones women make naturally. (However, pharmaceutical companies can patent a delivery system). This may explain why women are commonly offered prescriptions for non-bio-identical hormone and their request for bio-identical hormone can be met with scepticism.
We work with you and your healthcare practitioner to design a customized hormone replacement regimen specifically for you.