Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is a cutting-edge technique that uses natural hormones, ones that are identical to the ones found in your body, to help regulate and balance imbalances in your body. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is a safer and more predictable method of balancing your body’s hormones. They match your body’s natural receptors and therefore are the most effective treatment for helping your revitalize your body’s natural system and restore balance.
BHRT aims to use specific hormones to increase the levels in the body of those hormones that are low. At Aqua Vitae, we determine this after a thorough evaluation and lab tests to verify low levels. For females the hormones typically used include:
- estrodial, estriol
- testosterone (sometimes)
- dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be beneficial to women suffering from symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid disorders. In women, the symptoms often first appear in perimenopause or menopause, when estrogen, progesterone and testosterone production begins to diminish every year.
Some of the benefits of using bioidentical hormones include:
- Fewer hot flashes and less vaginal dryness
- Reduced risk of depression
- Improved sleep
- Better mood, concentration and memory
- Improved libido
- Better maintenance of muscle mass and strength
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of endometrial and breast cancer
- Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduced osteoporosis and restoration of bone strength
Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are custom-compounded based on each patient’s individual diagnostic results. This not only makes the therapy safer, but also more effective than traditional synthetic hormones.