Biologically Identical Hormone Therapy
Synthetic hormone treatments are a thing of the past. Today we have the advantage of the safest, most effective approach to hormone therapy in biologically identical hormones. These hormones mimic the shape and function of our body’s own hormones. As a result, the body treats and processes them the same as it processes natural hormones.
Unfortunately, many commercially prescribed hormones are not chemically and biologically identical to those found in the human body. These hormones may somewhat resemble our own hormones and may accomplish some of the same tasks, but are a far cry from what the body is accustomed to and needs. Synthetic hormones, in fact, can cause an array of side effects, (i.e. bloating, mood swings, water retention, cancer and heart disease).
The art and science of this new specialty of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy revolves around questions including: which hormones to replenish; and how much to replenish?
Goals of Hormone Therapy
As we age, our body suffers from hormone deficiency. This is because our body gradually decreases production of hormones. Hormone deficiency symptoms may include:
- Weight Gain
- Muscle Mass Loss
- Degenerative Diseases
- Compromised Immune System
- Wrinkling and Thinning of the Skin
- Depression, Stress
- Hot Flashes
- Cognitive Decline
- Insulin Resistence
- Loss of Sex Drive
- Sleep Disorders
Replenishment of hormones to optimal levels (within normal limits and not excessive) has been shown to alleviate many of these symptoms.
As hormone levels decline, so do our physical and mental capabilities. By restoring hormones to their youthful levels, it is possible to feel an increase in our zeal and energy, as well as help strengthen our bodies and minds. Bio-identical hormones can help us regain some of our youthful resilience, which will protect us from the stressors of daily life.
How to Get Started
Dr. Remenson will conduct an initial consultation and draw blood to establish your initial hormone levels. Based on these results, Dr. Remenson will formulate an optimal hormone replacement regimen that is specifically tailored to your needs. The program includes prescriptions, dietary recommendations, exercise and nutritional guidelines. With optimal bio-identical hormone replacement therapy you can feel healthy for years to come.
*Each person considering hormone replacement therapy should consult a physician and make a careful assessment of risks/benefits prior to initiating treatment.