You may not give much thought to the tiny chemical messengers in your body called hormones, but when their levels are imbalanced, you’re sure to feel the effects. From fatigue and excessive sweating to declining sexual health and bone loss, hormone imbalances can leave their marks.
Thanks to modern science, we can replicate several hormones in your body, allowing us to make metabolic changes that can dramatically improve your health and wellness.
At HealthFirst, Dr. Jonathan Singer is a leading expert in hormone health, and he understands both the direct and indirect results that can stem from a chemical imbalance.
Here, we explore the many benefits of restoring your wellness through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
An exact replica
As the name implies, bioidentical hormones are just that — molecularly identical to the natural hormones your body produces, such as:
- Estradiol E2
- Estriol E3
- Estrone E1
These hormone replacements have the same biochemical makeup as those hormones produced by your ovaries, testes, adrenal gland, and thyroid.
Plant-based, not animal-based
Traditionally, replacement hormones for women came from an animal-based source, but bioidentical hormones are plant-based, making them a less intrusive and more widely available option.
Only what you need
As a metabolic expert, Dr. Singer performs an extensive analysis of your hormones before making any replacement recommendations. After reviewing your symptoms, he tests 30 hormones and metabolite markers to determine if you might benefit from supplemental hormones and what the correct combination should be.
Improving women’s health
While we’ve discussed some key benefits of BHRT, you want to know whether this approach to your health works. To give you an idea, the North American Menopause Society has stated that, “Hormone therapy remains the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause and has been shown to prevent bone loss and fracture.”
In plain English, BHRT is extremely effective in remedying hot flashes, declining vaginal health, and bone loss, which are the top concerns among women who pass through menopause and experience an abrupt decline in their reproductive hormones.
Improving men’s health
After the age of 20, testosterone production in men begins to decline about 1-2% a year. This loss of production can begin to add up, leaving you with symptoms that range from fatigue to loss of sexual health. Through BHRT, we can restore your testosterone to previous levels so you can feel more like yourself again.
Ultimately, the benefits of BRHT are myriad, and we’ve helped scores of our patients regain their physical and mental health, as well as their peace of mind.
If you’d like to explore whether bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you, please contact one of our offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado, or Cheyenne, Wyoming, to set up an appointment.