Hormones are compounds that were engineered to look and behave in our bodies just like our natural hormones (which our bodies produce regularly). Hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, DHEA, thyroid, melatonin, and progesterone, to name a few, all have bio-identical hormone equivalents. These are processed by the body easily, with little to no side effects. That’s because bio-identical hormones are created from natural ingredients (usually soy or wild yams) and thus will not have any harsh consequences on the body unlike earlier synthetic compounds that were used in the past for hormone replace therapy.
A: Because bio-identical hormones are created from natural ingredients and are structurally identical to natural hormones, they are considered the safest form of hormone replacement therapy on the market today.
A: To determine what bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is best, you will fill out a detailed personal medical profile and undergo a saliva test to check your hormone levels. Once your results come back in about a week , our pharmacist will sit with you and discuss your results as well as a recommended course of treatment, which is usually carried out on a regular basis for a certain period of time.
A: A sudden increase in hormones in the body may trigger certain short-term side effects such as increased hair growth on the face as well as an outbreak of acne. Women may experience sensitivity in their breasts and spotting. Some of these side effects will subside on their own after your body has adjusted to the therapy. Other symptoms like spotting can be alleviated through the use of progesterone capsules at bedtime.
A: If you’ve been suffering from a low libido, taking bio-identical hormones that simulate testosterone can most definitely increase your sex drive and tremendously improve energy levels.
A: In certain studies, taking bio-identical hormones has shown to have protective qualities against breast and ovarian cancer, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
A: Yes. Although women who have gone through menopause are at risk of experiencing hormone imbalances, they are not alone. Individuals who have given birth, experienced other milestones in their lives, who have been working hard and/or not eating right, are also at risk.