What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
The word “bio-identical” means that a substance used to treat the hormonal imbalance is biologically identical and have the same identical molecular structure to one made by your body so that the body recognizes it as “self.” For example, the molecules that make up bio-identical hormones like estrogen, testosterone and progesterone are shaped exactly like your own natural hormones. In contrast, the estrogens and progestins in birth control pills are similar to, but not exactly like your own natural estrogen and progesterone hormones.
Consider the different effects: Your own progesterone is essential to conceive a child, while the progesterone in birth control pills â€• let’s call it “synthetic” â€• prevents pregnancy. Not surprisingly, the synthetic progesterone disrupts the way your own hormones function.Bioidentical progesterone is exactly the same as your own progesterone and can actually relieve side effects of birth control pills â€• without reducing their effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.
It’s Your Hormones; Not Your Head!
Millions of women in the United States are suffering from hormonal imbalance, whether it is early menopause, perimenopause symptoms, perimenopause weight gain, adrenal fatigue, menopause, or premenstrual symptoms (PMS). In many cases, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the solution.
You may need Bio-identical Hormone Therapy if you Suffer from:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Loss of libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Brain fog
If you are still menstruating, symptoms may include, mood swings, headaches, fluid retention, PMS, irregular cycles, heavy or irregular periods and breast tenderness.
Women have three different hormones in their body, Progesterone, Testosterone and three types of Estrogen. All of these hormones are important to females well-being. The problem is finding out which of the hormones are creating your symptoms and having a customized plan for replenishing those decreasing hormones. This is where the bioidentical hormones can be corrected.
Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration Therapy (BHRT) can restore specific hormone levels to optimal levels reducing negative symptoms associated with hormone imbalance. A simple blood test will detect hormone levels and allow our physician to customize a treatment plan using bio-identical hormones prescribed through a local licensed compounding pharmacy. Our BHRT program provides continued physician monitoring along with medication refills at a very affordable cost.
The Cornerstones of 911 BioCare BHRT for Women
- Physician (not physician assistant or nurse practitioner) Lab Review, Assessment. and Treatment Plan
- Utilization of Bioidentical Hormones
- Low glycemic nutrition and calorie restriction
- Aerobic and resistance training exercise and stress reduction
- Concierge Medical Support
- Incorporated Nutritional Therapies, including popular Intravenous Vitamin Cocktails