Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, also known as natural hormone treatment, consists in the use of hormones with a molecular structure identical to that of the body`s hormones, during an optimization treatment (rebalancing or substitution). Bio-identical hormone treatment is safe and helps to restore the body’s natural hormone balance, both in women and men.
The advantage of administering natural hormones is that, unlike synthetic hormones, they can be dosed in the blood or saliva, and can be formulated individually for each patient, in an effort to achieve an optimal hormone level in the body.
Bio-identical hormone treatment may include the following specific hormones, isolated or in combination: estrogen (estrone, estradiol, estriol), progesterone, testosterone, DHEA.
This type of treatment is indicated in the following conditions:
- premenstrual syndrome
- uterine fibroids
- poly-cystic ovary syndrome
- postnatal depression
- anxiety and depression
Bio-identical granules contain hormones (estrogen or testosterone) derived from natural plant sources, which mimic the hormones of the human body, being 100% biologically identical to the human forms of estradiol and testosterone and are metabolized only as needed. The benefits of this therapy are excellent and include:
- Restoring concentration and attention
- Improving sexual appetite
- Eliminating menopausal symptoms
- Treating depression and anxiety
- Reducing the risk of breast and endometrial cancer
- Increasing energy
- Increasing muscle and bone mass
- Reducing the risk of osteoporosis
- Reducing the risk of heart disease
- Protecting against the loss of collagen in the skin
- Preventing dry skin
Bio-identical hormone therapy Highlands Ranch specialists confirm that the treatment increases life expectancy and improves the quality of life by naturally restoring hormonal balance. Hormonal balance is essential for health as we age.
Bio-identical hormone therapy is the only type of treatment that can provide constant, low, physiological hormone levels for 3-5 months in women and 4-6 months in men. It is a new treatment that has quickly become the optimal therapy for healthy aging patients – women or men. Bioidentic hormonal substitution therapy eliminates the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone and more.
Hormones are released evenly, 24 hours a day, without variations, without care of administration and without side effects. The procedure is performed in the doctor`s office, it is minimally invasive and has no side effects. The granules are smaller than a grain of rice; they are inserted into the adipose tissue under the skin (usually in the gluteal region) and mimic the activity of healthy ovaries in terms of the release of hormones into the blood. Bioidentical implants must be inserted 2-3 times a year.
A hormonal imbalance can cause the following symptoms:
- Inconstant mood
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Disorders specific to menopause
- Anxiety and irritability
- Difficulty in losing weight
- Sleeping disorders
- Low sexual appetite
- Severe premenstrual symptoms
- Lack of enthusiasm for life
In women, absorbable bio-identical estrogens are the most important protective hormones against breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Oral synthetic estrogens do not provide these benefits.
Bio-identical hormones can be administered in several ways:
- percutaneous (gel, cream)
- intravaginal (cream, ovule)
- oral (drops, slow-release capsules)
- subcutaneous (implant)
Each form of administration has advantages and disadvantages, as well as specific indications or contraindications.