BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
A Holistic and Natural Approach to Hormone Balance
As women (and men) approach mid-life, many experience negative changes in health and well-being, including (but not limited to) increased fatigue, decreased libido, dry skin, lowered immunity, irregular menstrual cycles, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression. When these symptoms begin to arise, many ponder whether hormone therapy is a good option for them. Numerous studies have shown that traditional (synthetic) hormone replacement therapy can increase the likelihood of developing various types of reproductive cancers (like endometrial, ovarian and breast cancer), as well as heart disease. However, many women and men are now showing great interest in a natural approach to hormone balancing with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
With natural bio-identical hormones, women and men can find relief from symptoms of hormonal imbalance without the risks associated with synthetic hormones.
What are Bio-identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are derived from naturally occurring sources, such as yams and soy, and are designed to replicate the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced naturally by our bodies. On the flip side, synthetic hormones are intentionally different. Pharmaceutical companies are not able to patent bio-identical hormones since each treatment protocol is specifically formulated to treat each patient based on individual need. Instead, synthetic hormones ARE patentable.
Are Bio-identical Hormones Safer, More Effective than Synthetic Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are more appealing to most people going through menopause or andropause (“male menopause”). This is because they are naturally derived which means the body can metabolize them efficiently. Another advantage of bio-identical hormones is that they are specifically designed to match your individual hormonal needs – unlike synthetic hormones, which are prescribed with a one-size-fits-all approach to symptom relief.
There is an overwhelmingly large body of evidence that supports the claim that bio-identical hormone therapy is safer and more effective than synthetic hormone replacement. However, it’s important to remember that no drug, supplement or herb is 100 percent safe. That is why it is critical to consult with a hormone specialist before beginning any hormone therapy treatment protocol.
Are Bio-identical Hormones the Right Choice for You?
At Denver Holistic Medicine, our goal is to help our patients achieve their optimal health and to live their best life. The human body is resilient; it has the remarkable capacity to heal itself when given the proper tools and attention. This is why we utilize not only BHRT but a wide range of complementary techniques to re-balance hormones. This includes custom medicinal herbal prescriptions, medical foods and supplements, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle counseling. With bio-identical hormones and the help of our highly trained expert, you will be on your way to feeling better in no time!
Please call us today to schedule your initial consultation – (303) 862-8756.