Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones to help resolve the symptoms related to hormonal imbalances tied to the aging process. The term “bioidentical” refers to the fact that the hormones used in the therapy are chemically identical to those produced by the human body.
As people age, hormone levels decline as a part of the “neuro-endocrine clock”. The negative change is detected by most people in their 30’s and can be directly related to the undesirable changes in body form and function.
There are many ways to get bioidentical hormones. These include pills, patches, creams, gels, shots and implanted pellets. Your doctor will decide which method is best for you. You may try more than one way before you find one that works well for you.
Hormones regulate the activities of vital organs and stimulate a multitude of life-giving processes throughout the body, which maintain health, harmony, healing and repair. That is why hormone replacement therapy has become a very popular treatment to delay the progression of age-related physical and mental decline.
Some common benefits of hormone replacement therapy include: