A lot of our patients have been asking about bioidentical hormone therapy lately. Specifically, they want to know what it is, how it differs from traditional hormone therapy, and why so many people are so excited about it. Before we get to why more and more people are choosing bioidentical hormone therapy, let’s start by answering the first two questions.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
As you get older, your thyroid gland can become less active and produce fewer T3 and T4 hormones, which can cause your metabolism to slow down, along with a number of other issues. Because your body’s hormones are out of balance, it won’t have enough T3 and T4 hormones to properly metabolize the foods you eat, which can lead to weight gain, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, fatigue, exhaustion, and worse.
Hormone replacement therapy simply means you’ll be prescribed supplemental hormones in the form of pills that you’ll take regularly to replace your T3 and T4 hormones. Traditionally, these hormones were synthesized and were not exactly identical to the ones your body produced when you were younger.
While traditional, synthetic hormone replacement therapy works well enough for a lot of patients, it is not as effective as bioidentical hormone therapy because bioidentical hormones are exactly identical to the ones your body produces naturally. Thus, they work better with your system and will help you metabolize foods better while giving you more energy and addressing any other symptoms you’ve suffered from due to a hormone imbalance.
Winning the War Against Aging
For aging men and women, bioidentical hormone therapy is also available to replace waning levels of sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Men who have lower testosterone levels not only suffer from decreased libidos, but they may also experience fat gain, muscle loss, depression, and fatigue or exhaustion, as well. Women who have decreased estrogen and progesterone levels suffer from similar symptoms and may have worse symptoms throughout menopause, as well as a higher incidence of osteoporosis (brittle bones) after menopause.
Simply starting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy by taking the same hormones that your body would ordinarily produce on its own can almost immediately reduce and even reverse these symptoms. If you want to look and feel younger than you have in years, you might want to consider bioidentical hormones.
Why Are So Many People Going With Bioidentical Hormones?
Basically, whether you have an imbalance of thyroid hormones or sex hormones, you want the best treatment to help you feel as young and vibrant as possible, right? Well, because they are all natural and made to be identical to your body’s hormones, these bioidentical hormones are more effective than synthetic hormones. Some evidence shows that they may also be safer and healthier for extended use, too.
Basically, if you want to look and feel younger than you have in years, bioidentical hormones give you a means to lose weight more easily, be more energetic, and get your libido back, too. After just a short time taking these hormones, our patients report that they no longer feel sluggish in the mornings and that they have the energy they need to really take on the day. To find out if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you, call us at Juvia Med Spa today at 817-427-3700 for a free consultation.