If you are suffering from menopausal symptoms from lack of hormones, the preferred option for you may be bioidentical hormones.
Bio-identical hormones are structurally the same as the natural hormones that your body secreted when you were younger. Most people feel better with resolved symptoms when using bio identical hormones. They have the advantage of full strength and full benefit because they bypass the liver. Suzanne Summers popularized these in her book, Forever Young, and they usually fulfill their promise.
Hormone therapy is indeed an anti-aging strategy and could help your mind and body stay healthier and younger. Proper hormonal balance can help you decrease body fat and increase your lean body mass. Many people find they can lose weight and keep it off better. Hormones can make your skin look younger by improving the collagen and elasticity of your skin. They can promote and improve better (and deeper) sleep patterns.
An advantage of bioidentical hormones for you is they can be titrated appropriately to meet your hormonal needs. The dosage for you is individualized so you can achieve the maximum effects from them. Bioidentical hormones can increase your energy levels, improve your cognitive function, and improve your sexual performance and libido.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy at a Glance
|Treatment For||Symptoms of hormone loss due to aging, plus health benefits|
|Brain effects||Improved memory, decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease|
|Skin effects||Stimulates collagen; improved skin fullness and elasticity|
|Heart effects||Improved heart health through multiple pathways|
|Bone effects||Decreased risk of osteoporosis; improved bone strength|
|Breast effects||Increased breast tenderness and fullness|
|Muscle effects||Improved muscle tone and health|
|Fat effects||Change in fat metabolism to help maintain weight|
|Sleep effects||Improved sleep patterns|
|Hot flashes||Reduced to eliminated hot flashes|
|Vaginal effects||Maintain vaginal health to prevent atrophy and painful sex|
|Sexual effects||Increased libido and sexual response|
|Cancer risk||No statistically significant increased risk of breast cancer|
|Stroke risk||Slight increased risk if started after age 60|
|Benefits and risks||In most patients, benefits outweigh risks; considering all effects|
Financing options available