Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Natural Hormones for Better Health
Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) replenishes natural hormone levels that decline as we age. Bioidentical hormones are molecule-by-molecule bioidentical to the hormones in our body versus bio-similar or synthetic hormones used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Women suffering from early menopause symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, memory loss, low libido and even hair loss are turning to natural hormones for better health. Men also experience male menopause, or Andropause, with symptoms of weight gain, fatigue, stress, loss of libido, loss of muscle mass, loss of energy and find relief from natural hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone imbalances are the root of many chronic health problems and can increase your risk of serious conditions such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Often these imbalances can start long before menopause or andropause. Pregnancy, stress levels, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and environmental toxicity all impact the delicate balance of hormones in the body.
It is important to consider all your hormones and how they interact with one another. In addition to menopause, individuals can suffer from PMS, adrenal dysfunction, thyroid disease and imbalances in the hypo-pituitary axis of the brain. Common hormones that are affected include cortisol, thyroid hormone, DHEA, progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. If any of these hormones are out of balance, your body will not respond optimally to good nutrition and exercise.
To determine your hormonal needs, Dr. Emina can thoroughly evaluate your symptoms using specialized diagnostic tests, such as saliva, urine and/or blood tests to determine your hormone levels. Based on your results, you will start an individualized program designed to optimize your liver and digestive functions, so that BHRT can work effectively in your body. Through supervised treatments, natural hormone replacement will help you live longer, look younger, and feel healthier than you have in years.