Bioidentical hormones are created in a laboratory and are based on compounds naturally found in plants (usually wild yams or soybeans). Once the plant-based hormone is processed, it has what is said be a structure that is identical to the progesterone, estrogen, or androgen hormone made by the body.
Estrace Compounding pharmacists offer custom-made formulations in a number of forms including a tablet to dissolve under the tongue, a capsule, a gel or skin cream, a nose spray, or a suppository. Estradil, for example, is a bioidentical that corresponds to estrogen.
Besides natural aging, there are a number of factors that can contribute to diseases and conditions that may occur at any stage in life, and result in an imbalance of hormones. These include:
An individual may experience one or a combination factors that indicate the need for hormone therapy, including:
Symptoms like these can affect the quality of life, and make patients good candidates for bioidentical hormone replacement.
Almost everyone over the age of 40 experiences some degree of hormone imbalance. The balancing of a person’s hormones can provide relief from many symptoms, improve their daily quality of life, and prevent diseases and deterioration in the body. The goal of the bio-identical hormone treatments is to address many physical and mental symptoms, including weight gain, fatigue, sexual vitality, and depression in addition to preventing many diseases, such as heart disease. Environment and dietary toxins contribute to a natural lessening of the levels of hormones as people age. It is essential for a trained physician to evaluate patients in order to ensure they have hormonal balance for optimal wellness and health. This is accomplished through in-depth questionnaires and comprehensive lab testing to create a personalized treatment plan.
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