What is Bioidential Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Your body’s hormones are the control mechanism for most of your basic bodily functions. They are part of a kind of communication system in the body – carrying information to cells throughout the body. They coordinate everything from digestion and growth to your appetite, immune function, mood, and libido. Due to age or other conditions hormones can become out of balance, and when they do, even slightly, that imbalance can have a big impact on your health and well-being.
Often, when people’s hormones drop or become unbalanced, they turn to hormone replacement therapies to ease symptoms. One such therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), has been gaining as a therapy. Hormone Replacement Therapy promises a “natural” solution to hormone issues. What exactly is BHRT, and how’s it different from other hormone replacement therapies?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment.
BHRT is often used as people age and hormone levels become lower, particularly for women who may be in or experiencing perimenopause or menopause. BHRT is used to increase the levels of the hormones that have dropped and improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, memory loss, weight gain, sleep issues and loss of interest in sex or pain during sex
Additionally BHRT or hormone replacement therapy, may reduce your risk for certain different health conditions such as diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts. There’s also studies that show that it can help improve skin thickness, hydration, and elasticity, and even reduce wrinkles.