The hormonal flow begins to slow down as we get older, so it needs enhancing in order for it to do its job properly, which is to keep the cells and organs in our body healthy, which, in turn, helps keep us living longer, and healthier. But there is a difference between drugs and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
But what about shoving all those questionable drugs off to the side and reaching for a more natural alternative? Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be that alternative.
In eye-opening health reports from not only the Journal of the American Medical Association, but also from the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Harvard Medical, Stanford University, it’s been widely reported that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has long-term health benefits for both men and women.
Hormones are a liquid chemical that are produced by glands, and, much like sweat secreting from our pores, the hormones secrete from the glands. They drip, if you will, into the bloodstream, where they travel to the distant tissues and organs, where they then bind to the tissues’ and organs’ specific cell sites called receptors.
When using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – receptors and hormones send messages (commands, if you will) to your body to do certain functions, to keep itself healthy:
As you already know, far lower amounts of hormones are released as we get older, and this, in turn, creates havoc in our body, along with aging faster and faster.
To gain insight into your specific condition, the doctor, assisted by state-of-the-art female or male hormone test results, will suggest a treatment plan that’s right for you. Once a baseline hormone level has been established and all your symptoms have been thoroughly evaluated, a custom compound pharmacy will create a customized dosage based on your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy needs.
Depending upon your requirements, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy comes in all shapes and sizes, including topical creams, gels, pills, and troches.
For many men, when it comes to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, they think menopause – or its only for women going through mood swings that has many men running for the hills. But, they don’t think of themselves as – “going through the change.” For women, it is called menopause, for men, it is called andropause. But rest assured, both sexes deal with the pitfalls and challenges of an imbalanced endocrine system, which means both can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Any of that sound familiar?
Have you ever thought about the lack of hormones being produced as the culprit? Ever considered using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to put back what time has taken away?
There was a time when it was just the women using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or an enhancer, now it’s also the men. And it goes beyond about regaining their sexual appetites, it’s now about feeling better, looking better and slowing down the aging process.
Remember, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy works to reestablish the way your body sends messages to organs to keep them healthy, and if they are no longer flowing as strong as they use to – well, you know the outcome.
Synthetic hormones have extra molecules which are not recognized by the body, so they are not broken down as easily by the body’s enzymes. This means that they could stay in the body longer, and over time they could turn into toxins and carcinogens.
At the Salerno Center, we care about what forms of hormones we give our patients. Dr. Salerno stresses the importance of using only the finest treatments and therapies at his practice. More and more men and woman are hearing about a more natural hormone replacement called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Unlike synthetic hormones, the body has a easier time assimilating bio-identical hormones from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. That’s because they are exactly identical in molecular structure to the hormones made in the body.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy allows patients to regain the happiness of living a hormonally balanced lifestyle. While bioidentical hormone replacment therapy is natural, it should still be administered by a trained doctor.