Hormone Replacement Therapy Beach
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a term that is becoming more common now a days, but why? Basically because as we age our ability to naturally produce various hormones in our bodies decline. Unfortunately, it is all part of the aging process. However, now we can intervene in what would be considered the normal aging process by replacing these hormones. The difference is that generally conventional hormone replacement or HRT use synthetic hormones that are chemically different from those your body makes. While Bio-identical hormones are derived from natural sources and are chemically the same as those currently in your body.
What are the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Women usually benefit from improved skin quality and collagen production as well as a decreased risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. There can also be improvements in mood, desire and cognitive function. For men there are increases in libido, energy, weight loss and decreases in risks for cardiovascular disease and diabetes just to name a few.
What type of hormone delivery systems do you offer?
While there are several different types of delivery systems we will personally discuss which one will work best for you. We have a very unique oral tablet especially for women, which combines estrogen, progesterone and even testosterone if desired into one convenient tablet taken bedtime that has had excellent results. There are also creams and pellet therapy available as well. For men we offer creams, injections and pellet therapy.
What are the risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Just like all medical treatments it greatly depends on who is providing it. Replacing hormones, even Bio-identical hormones, must be done by a doctor who is fully knowledgeable in all aspects of hormone replacement therapy. Knowing that each patient is an individual and that one size doesn’t fit all. By acknowledging this concept and by continually monitoring not just the hormone levels, but all the other systems that can effected by hormone increases through comprehensive routine blood testing the benefits far out weigh any possible risks.