What is hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy works with your body’s own chemistry to treat and sometimes reverse conditions of aging, such as menopause and andropause, as well as related symptoms, including: low libido, insomnia, hot flashes, weight gain and depression*.
The difference between bio-identical hormones and traditional hormones is deeply layered. Unlike bio-identical hormones, traditional hormones may be patented by pharmaceutical companies; therefore dosages vary from person to person by mere milligrams dictated by your doctor, while bio-identical hormones are prescribed precisely to meet your individual needs. Although traditional hormones can mimic the effects of hormones on certain biological pathways, they rarely offer the same effectiveness at a deeper, molecular level as your natural hormones. Bio-identical hormones, however, mimic the affinity human endogenous hormones have – performing effectively within your biological system, at all levels.
What will bioidentical hormone therapy do for you?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a safe and effective means for men and women to find relief from symptoms of aging. There are individual and combination therapies available, along with a variety of delivery methods. Dr. Thomas will assess your needs through detailed lab testing to determine which hormones and delivery methods are right for you*.
How do you know bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you?
Just like choosing which foods to eat and clothes to wear, only you can determine if bio-identical hormone therapy is the best choice for you. Lab testing is the first step to assessing your needs. Blood, urine and saliva samples are tested to determine your needs and ensure the appropriate doses are prescribed to achieve hormone balance safely and effectively. Hormone therapy alone will not help you defy the aging process. The cornerstones of good health – quality sleep, balanced nutrition, and routine exercise and stress reduction techniques – are as much a part of every successful program as bio-identical hormone therapy.
*Individual results may vary from person to person, specific results mentioned not guaranteed