What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and How Does It Work?
Hormone response is as unique to each person as their own fingerprints. Hormones are essential for a wide range of bodily processes, from sleep and growth to metabolism and mood. Estrogen alone has over 400 jobs in the body! So, it is easy to know when your hormones aren’t balanced. Menopause, which is a normal process, and every woman will go through this process in their life. The normal age to go through menopause ranges from 35-55. Therefore, a woman may live one in a half of her lifespan without a menstrual cycle. Rachael states that "the time between peri-menopause through post-menopause can be one of the most challenging times for a woman.” These hormonal fluctuations can have repercussions in many areas of daily life including physical, mental, sexual health and psychological health. The first step to start to stabilize hormone balance is starting with a thorough work-up including comprehensive hormone testing, serum testing, and personalizing a regimen using BioIdentical Hormone in Walnut Creek at Innovative Wellness.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
Lets clear the air on this question: synthetic vs bio-identical
You are probably aware of hormone replacement therapies.
Women ask me all the time what is the difference and are bioidentical man-made? Of course, its man-made.
It is estimated that one in a half women quit taking their synthetic hormone replacement therapy after one year because they are unable to tolerate side effects. Synthetic hormones waste energy by giving incomplete messages to cells which then fail to produce a balanced hormone response.
Bioidentical hormone in Walnut Creek uses plant-based hormones chemically the same as those produced in the human body. The result is less chance of adverse side effects. The body responds to this as if it is your own hormones, you naturally use to make, with much better outcome, safety, and efficacy.
BHRT has several delivery methods. There are topical creams and gels, injections, patches, sublingual’s, and pellets.
When should you consider BHRT?
Hormone replacement is generally used for women who are going through peri-menopause to post-menopausal years. It can alleviate symptoms like weight gain, night sweats, hot flashes, memory issues, low energy, moodiness, vaginal dryness, decreased libido. When woman enters menopause, she is now more at risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and dementia. As we age, its not about a wrinkle, its about staying healthy longevity and optimizing our quality of life. If
What are the risks and side effects?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is considered to be very safe. Some temporary side effects may be headaches, nausea, or acne. These should go away after a few weeks.
What are the signs of Hormonal Imbalance?
There are a variety of signs that could indicate a hormonal imbalance. Remember estrogen has 400 jobs in the body. that can mean 400 symptoms! For women, these signs could be changes in their menstrual cycle, hot flashes, night sweats, bloating weight gain, hair loss, increased facial hair, loss of libido, urinary urgency, urinary tract infections, anxiety, or difficulty sleeping. Men may experience changes in libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, or depression. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to us and find out if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Innovative Wellness' Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Why are We Different?
We get to the root cause. We use comprehensive lab testing that actually give us information that not only tells us levels, it gives us information how the hormones are metabolizing, being utilized and excreted in the body. It gives us information of where the gaps and unbalances actually are, and how the body is tolerating it. In addition, we are looking at other labs such as lipid panels, hemoglobin, hematocrit, kidney and liver function, thyroid, vitamin levels, and inflammation markers.
BioIdentical Hormone in Walnut Creek is a safe and effective treatment for hormonal imbalances. At Innovative Wellness, we are proud to offer a holistic, integrative, anti-aging approach to hormone treatments and lifestyle management for women and men. If you are feeling signs of hormone imbalances, don't hesitate to get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation. During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history and symptoms to determine how we get to root cause and if you are a candidate for hormone therapy.