With age, our hormone levels naturally begin to decrease. Learn how to restore your body to its optimal state with bio-identical hormone replacement.
Bio-identical simply means that the hormone has exactly the same molecular structure as the one naturally made by your body. This is important because your body recognizes it and can metabolize it normally. The term “bio-identical” does not indicate the source of the hormone, only its structure. Bio-identical hormones are made by processing hormone precursors found in plants like soy and yams.
As men and women age, the endocrine gland slows its hormone production and our hormone levels begin to decrease and fall out of balance. Replacing those hormones can lead to a happier, healthier, fuller life for patients. The key to safe and effective hormone replacement therapy is the use of bio-identical hormones. The body cannot metabolize non bio-identical hormones in a normal manner; as a result, they persist in the body, exerting an abnormal effect and leading to medical problems.
Hormone replacement therapy can be used any time there is a hormone deficiency, but generally, women will become deficient in progesterone and/or testosterone in their late 30′s or early 40′s. A lack of estrogen usually doesn’t occur until shortly before or during menopause (average age of 51). Replacing all three hormones after menopause is usually necessary for optimal hormone balance.
Timarron Family Medicine can help you get started on the path to a healthier life with hormone replacement therapy. Book your consultation today!
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