What are natural bioidentical hormones?
Biodentical hormones are the exact molecular structure of the hormones that are produced in our body. However, the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones are that bioidentical hormones are an exact replica of our own hormones, like a key that fits into a lock. Think of the bioidentical hormone as the key that ts exactly into the lock, or receptor in our body. The key will turn and cause a positive response. Synthetic hormones are similar in structure, and may also fit into the lock, but the lock does not turn. So, they attach to the receptors in our body, but because they are not identical, the response in our body is not the same. They may even cause more disease. In essence, bioidentical hormones help prevent disease and are what your body responds to naturally.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances include:
- hot flashes
- lack of energy
- weight gain
- sleep disturbance
- loss of libido
- depression bloating
- foggy thinking
We evaluate each patient individually to assess or the specific hormones they may be deficient in, then prescribe the hormones needed. Bioidentical hormones are identical to those hormones produced in our body. Many of them are FDA approved but there are some that are compounded by accredited pharmacies that are made to order by a physician. They are usually compounded with specific amounts of hormone depending on the patients needs. The hormones may be estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, and growth hormone. Our goal is to provide patients with healthy lifestyles and personal well-being.