What is Bioidentical Hormone
Hormones control just about every bodily function you can think of. From how much we sweat, to how tall we are, to even how quickly we get “turned on” sexually, it all comes from the internal communication system made up by our own complex system of hormones.
Because hormones are so important to our day to day function, when those hormones get out of whack, it can be pretty disorienting, as well as downright uncomfortable. Hot flashes, fatigue, loss of interest in sex, weight gain, foggy thinking, and mood changes are all symptoms of hormonal imbalance, and they are no fun.
Examples of conditions which may throw hormones out of balance include menopause, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disease, metabolic syndrome, and sexual dysfunction. If you are experiencing any of these conditions, or symptoms associated with these conditions, it may be time to ask your doctor if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is right for you.
Hormonal imbalances are commonly found in both men and women as they age. In fact, a growing number of adults are turning towards BHRT to lessen the severity of the hormonal war that comes with getting older, even if it’s just to lessen the appearance of wrinkles!
But how exactly does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy slow the aging process?
Bioidentical hormones are essentially man made hormones derived from plants. The hormones are chemically identical to the hormones found in human bodies and can be administered through pills, patches, creams, gels, or injections.
The hormones most commonly used in BHRT treatment are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Men and women seek these hormones in order to restore balance to their sex life, energy levels, and mood.
Tampering with hormones can sound very scary, but many consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to be the most natural of treatments for severe menopause or other related hormonal imbalances. Those seeking BHRT undergo saliva and/or blood testing so the practitioner can determine exactly what combination and dosage of hormones your body needs to return to feeling normal again.
We work hand in hand with Belmar Pharmacy, which is local in Golden, CO who is committed to customizing a hormone compound specific to your needs. Once your dosage, blend, and medium for taking the hormone treatment has been prescribed, all that’s left for you to do is sit back, wait for your medication to arrive at your doorstep and feel yourself return to normal!
The way the program is structured is straightforward: You will schedule an intake either virtually or in person, go through all of the questionnaires with your practitioner and determine which tests are appropriate for you. A testing kit will then arrive at your house from ZRT laboratory, you will complete the sample, send it back and wait for your practitioner to call you with results. At that point, your customized medication can be prescribed and you can get started on your path to feeling better! The whole process takes about 2 weeks.