Hormone therapy has been, and still is, a controversial topic among medical providers. Here at Blue Sky MD we feel the most important role doctors can play is that of teacher – to provide complete, unbiased information so patients can make their own informed decisions. So here goes!
In general, hormone therapy can improve your aging journey by aiding with chronic fatigue, weight gain, loss of libido, depression, chronic headache, loss of lean muscle mass, hot flashes and even mood swings. As you age, your body produces less testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. These essential hormones can impact the proper functioning of all aspects of your body, leading to declining health.
But what type of hormones do you need and are they safe?
The two main types of hormones offered are synthetic and bioidentical.
Synthetic hormones are chemically altered and are not completely recognized by the body. Therefore, the body has a harder time metabolizing them and they can cause more serious health consequences such as increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots, heart disease, and stroke. Synthetic oral testosterone has been shown to increase the risk of liver inflammation and liver cancer.
Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as those made in the body, which means they are indistinguishable from each other. The bioidentical hormones interact with the ones your body already makes and helps it to find balance again! Bioidentical hormones can carry risks, especially when administered in excessive dosages outside of physiological levels because people have different medication needs. However, they have a lower risk profile than their synthetic counterparts.
Due to the safer and more effective nature of the bioidentical hormones, that is what we offer at Blue Sky MD. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an individualized treatment designed to restore a patient’s hormone balance. BHRT can dramatically restore vitality, energy, health and aid in reversing the aging process.
The only form of bioidentical hormone therapy which satisfies all of the bodies requirements are pellet, or under the skin, based therapy. They are the most effective, hassle free and safest delivery method available. These implants consistently release small doses of hormones providing optimal therapy. Even patients who have failed other types of hormone therapy can have a very high success rate with pellets.
Overall, the foundation of hormone balance and prevention resides in a healthy diet, regular exercise, minimizing stress, avoiding excessive toxins and environmental inputs. However, if symptoms persist, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a good option!
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