Natural Hormone Replacement : What are Bioidentical Hormones ?

Hormones are very important for the normal functioning of your body and all of your cells.  They are basically proteins that your body synthesizes.  Proteins are either “essential” or “non-essential”.   Essential proteins are proteins that your body can’t synthesize so you need to consume them, and non-essential proteins are the proteins that your body can synthesize on its own such as proteins that make up your skin, nails, hair, and enzymes and hormones.

Hormones act as chemical messengers to trigger the cell to carry out a specific function.  For example, the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulates the release of estrogens, which triggers the maturation of the human egg in females.  Hormones are crucial to the normal functioning of our organs and systems. As we age, there is a decrease in hormone production. This reduction is more significant as one reaches the age of 40.  As we live longer, individuals are beginning to live their later life deficient in various hormones. Hormone replacement is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of diseases resulting from decreased hormone production and helps an individual age healthily.

Hormone therapy is a way to supplement the lack of optimum levels of hormones, and help in the healthy aging of individuals. Bio-identical hormones are the preferred replacement method compared to traditional hormone therapy, which uses synthetic hormones derived from animals.  Bioidentical hormones are produced in a lab from plant matter and are a match to the natural hormones your body produces and also helps the body in the same way as those produced naturally.   The close match of the natural hormones with bio-identical hormones is critical, as even the smallest of difference can completely change the effect it has on your cells specifically and your body in general.

Don’t let yourself fall victim to illness or infirmity caused by hormone depletion. Contact us today for a consultation to see if you might benefit from hormone replacement therapy.

For more details see also:

What are BioIdentical Hormones?
The Future of Hormone Replacement?

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