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Benefits Of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

As people age and go through menopause, their hormone levels decline, especially estrogen. Hormones can also become unbalanced as a result of certain injuries, medications, or surgical procedures. Low levels of circulating estrogen can cause major symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, and thinning bones.

Traditional hormone replacement therapy is often recommended to ease the symptoms of fluctuating hormones, however, traditional hormone replacement therapy can be risky for some people. Conversely, bioidentical hormones are hormones that are very similar and almost identical to the hormones that are produced by your body. Here are some benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. 

Decreased Menopausal Symptoms And Overall Wellness

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you get a better night's sleep by dramatically reducing night sweats and hot flashes, which are some of the most common symptoms of menopause. They can also help ease insomnia and decrease the symptoms of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression which are not uncommon in those going through menopause.

In addition to treating menopausal symptoms, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may also play a role in the treatment of certain autoimmune disorders such as thyroid disease as well as managing the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and decreased testosterone levels. Further, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may also decrease the risks of heart disease, osteoporosis, and strokes.

Route Of Administration And Individualized Treatment

Your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be given via numerous routes, including dermal administration through creams and gels, and by injection. In addition to these common routes, you may be offered hormone pellet therapy. Bioidentical hormone pellets are very tiny and they are inserted by your doctor under your skin. Hormonal pellets typically contain the hormones estrogen and testosterone.

While bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are highly effective in managing menopausal symptoms, it can take up to a month or so before you see results. Because bioidentical hormones are almost identical to your body's natural hormones, they are well-tolerated by most people who use them. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is also a highly individualized treatment option that is based on your specific health needs and the results of your hormonal analysis profile.

If you are experiencing menopausal symptoms or if you have a hormonal imbalance, talk to your doctor about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. With proper medical supervision, this type of natural hormone replacement therapy can be a safe and effective alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy.