The hormones in your body mostly control your basic bodily functions. Your mood, appetite, growth, digestion, libido, and more are affected by your hormones, so it’s no surprise that when they are out of balance, it can have a significant impact on your well-being and health. Luckily, hormone replacement therapies are available that can help ease the symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and a drop in hormone levels. Hormone therapy or hormone replacement therapy can help lower the risk of cognitive decline, heart disease, and brittle bones, and can even help ease the symptoms of menopause. Unfortunately, back in 2002, concerns grew due to the potential risks of traditional hormone therapy. Traditional hormone replacement therapy often came with increased risks, an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots. So, as an answer to these growing concerns, alternative methods have been established. This therapy was developed as a safer alternative to traditional hormone therapy, and the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help a person feel like their old self again.
While traditional hormone therapy uses a synthetic hormone, which the body can react to, bioidentical hormones consist of molecules that match the structure of hormones that are naturally made by the body. Synthesized in a lab or made from plant materials, the molecules in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are biologically identical to the body’s hormones, so the body shouldn’t be able to distinguish between the bioidentical ones and the natural hormones the body produces.
What Are the Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Used to treat aging women and men whose hormone levels are dropping, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has many potential benefits. Some of these potential benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:
• Reduced bloating
• Better skin/less dry skin
• Increased sex drive
• Improved sleep
• Less memory “fog”-clearer thinking
• Improved memory
• Less thinning hair
• Better sleep/reduced fatigue
What are the Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance?
There are many signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Some of them include:
• Memory Less
• Low libido
• Weight loss/weight gain
• Hot flashes
• Irregular periods
• Thyroid dysfunction
• And more
If you think hormonal imbalance may be the culprit behind your symptoms, and what to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact us at the Salerno Center today. A trained doctor should administer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and Dr. Salerno stresses the significance of using only the finest therapies and treatments at his practice.