What Makes Bioidentical Hormone Treatment Different?
Monday, February 1st, 2016

Hormones are chemical substances that carry information and instructions from one group of cells in the body to another. They are terribly potent, have complex interactions with each other, and affect every cell, organ, and function in the body. When the delicate balance of hormones is compromised, a person can regain hormonal equilibrium by undergoing hormone replacement treatments. These treatments use either bioidentical hormones or synthetic hormones.

Bioidentical Versus Synthetic Hormones

It is a common mistake to assume that bioidentical hormones are natural. They are actually man-made, plant-derived, and are manufactured in a lab by a biochemist. The difference between bioidentical and synthetic replacement hormones is that bioidentical hormones are the exact make and molecular structure of the natural hormones found in the body; synthetic hormones are not. Because of this, bioidentical hormones are accepted and metabolized by the body while synthetic hormones are treated as toxins.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT and natural hormone replacement therapy, makes use of bioidentical hormones that replicate the hormones found naturally in the body. Because there is no difference in the structure of natural and bioidentical hormones, both are readily recognized and properly metabolized by the body. BHRT is a safer and more effective way of balancing hormone levels that have been changed by menopause, andropause, hypothyroidism, and other body conditions. It alleviates the symptoms of imbalanced hormone levels without causing further harm to the body. In contrast, synthetic hormone replacement therapy has been reported to further aggravated cases of hormonal imbalance.

How can you tell if BHRT is for you?

Hormone imbalance may manifest many unpleasant symptoms that vary with every individual. Some people suffer severely because of the condition, while others hardly notice any change in their disposition and body. To know if the symptoms you are experiencing are brought about by hormone imbalance and if you can benefit from BHRT, you can take a Hormone Balance Test. Get in touch with our clinic and we will set you up for a detailed lab panel that can identify hormone imbalance and give us a clear picture of your overall health.
Once the results are in, we will schedule you for an appointment. Our expert BHRT physician will then explain your results in detail and present you with options that can help you balance your hormones.

Our BHRT program at Genemedics

Our patients at Genemedics benefit from the expert care of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) board-certified physicians who specialize in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Our clinic acknowledges that the effects of hormone imbalance are not limited to the physical aspects of the body and that hormone levels can influence a person’s disposition and self-image. To holistically address the issues brought about by hormone imbalance, we complement our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy program with a personalized nutrition plan, supplement regimen, and exercise plan. With these, we strive to help each patient become a healthier, happier, and more balanced individual.

Further information

Hormone replacement therapy is a very personalized program. Please call 800-277-4041 or email to schedule a consultation with our experienced physicians and to know more about what Genemedics can do for your specific case.

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