What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hanover Ontario Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Carla Peppler at Heartful Wellness Centre has helped countless patients to improve their health with customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) involves using hormones that are identical on a molecular and structural level to the hormones produced in the human body to supplement hormonal imbalances. Men and women of all ages can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Hormones can become imbalanced at any time due to stress, lack of proper nutrition, weight gain, childbirth, environmental factors, or aging. Because hormones control a countless number of functions in the human body, people can experience numerous issues when they become imbalanced.

The Bioidentical Hormone Difference

Traditionally, Hormone therapy was only used to help menopausal females with the symptoms of menopause; however, hormone therapy has come a long way. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy differs from the therapies of the past in that it derives hormones from organic sources, such as soy or wild yams to help men and women regain balance.

In the past, therapies used hormones that were derived from animal sources, such as horse urine to create hormones that were similar to, but not identical, to human hormones. Because animal hormones are not identical to human hormones, many women may have experienced more side effects, such as breast or uterine cancer. The side effects may also be due to the fact that the animal hormones were allowed to attach to cells with receptors that were not specific to the hormone it was supplementing. For example, the non Bioidentical estrogen may have attached itself to a progesterone cell site, leaving the body’s progesterone with nowhere to go. These non Bioidentical Hormones are also unable to be suited to the individual and dosed according to unique imbalances, which can cause an even more significant imbalance.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy does not run the risk of creating more imbalances because they can be tailored to the individual. Because no two people are alike, no two Bioidentical Hormone prescriptions should be alike. Several hormones can become deficient in the body; however, the sex hormones, which include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, tend to be imbalanced the most. Hanover Ontario Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Carla Peppler at Heartful Wellness Centre can help patients to regain hormonal balance.

Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone, and it carries out thousands of functions in the body. Some of its primary functions are to help women regulate temperature, keep healthy bones, and improve appearance. Estrogen is responsible for clear skin, lustrous hair, and healthy nails, and it helps to keep the breasts plump and the skin youthful by promoting collagen production. Many of the issues that arise during menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, dry or wrinkling skin, dull hair or nails, and thinning bones can be due to an estrogen deficiency.

Progesterone is another important hormone that helps to balance estrogen. In many ways, progesterone does the opposite of estrogen. For example, whereas progesterone inhibits tissue growth, estrogen promotes it. When progesterone falls out of balance, estrogen can begin to dominate to cause excess tissue production, which can lead to breast or uterine cancer, fibroids, or fibrocystic breast disease. Other symptoms of a progesterone deficiency can include weight gain, water retention, menstrual irregularities, mood swings, or amenorrhea.

Testosterone is the primary male hormone, and while it is thought to only reside in males, it is also present in females. For both men and women, it is responsible for maintaining libido, sexual function, and healthy energy levels. When testosterone is deficient, men may experience erectile dysfunction, hair loss, increased abdominal fat, muscle atrophy, mood swings, lethargy, and insomnia. Women with low testosterone may experience low libido, lack of motivation, flabby muscles, and fatigue.

Bioidentical Hormones can help to relieve many of these symptoms, and they can also be compounded into a cream to suit specific hormone replacements needs, allowing men and women to receive individualized treatment.

Some advantages of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may include:

  • Increased sexual function
  • Lustrous hair and skin
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Healthier moods
  • More energy
  • Weight loss
  • Improved sex drive
  • Better mental health
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Decreased risk of osteoporosis
  • Lower risk of heart attack and stroke

Hanover, Ontario Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Carla Peppler at Heartful Wellness Centre can provide patients with all of the necessary information to get started. She has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help hundreds of patients regain their health. Carla Peppler can provide the possibility of enjoying an active, happy and healthy life, by fighting all of the uncomfortable effects of hormone imbalances.