By Mazyar Rouhani, MD Posted August 14, 2021 In Women's Health

Know the Difference Between Synthetic and Bioidentical Hormones!

Hormone therapy, also known as Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT, is a safe and effective way of improving strength and vitality in men and women over 40.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

But not all hormone therapy is alike. You must understand the differences between the hormone used by most clinics and “bioidentical” hormones. If you are considering hormone replacement therapy and choose the wrong one, you could be making a serious mistake!

When you use bioidentical hormones, you can practically guarantee that your hormone replacement treatment will be perfectly suited to your body’s needs and the health and wellness goals you wish to achieve.

Bioidentical Hormones Vs. Synthetic Hormones

What are bioidentical hormones? Bioidentical hormones are what they sound like. They are exactly “identical” to the naturally occurring hormones produced by your body.

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources. These hormones exactly match the chemical and molecular structures of the hormones that they are designed to replace. Bioidentical hormones are usually custom made to your needs as prescribed by your doctor by compounding pharmacies.

The hormones used in most “traditional” hormone replacement therapies are synthetic hormones. Unlike bioidentical hormones, synthetic hormones are made in big pharmaceutical companies’ labs. They are not exact duplicates of those produced by your body. In fact, they are specifically designed to be different from bioidentical hormones so that they are a unique compound that can be patented by the drug company.

Since bioidentical hormones are exact replicas of your own hormones, they are usually safer and more effective than synthetic hormones. If you are considering hormone replacement therapy, BHRT should be your first choice!

The benefits of bioidentical hormones include:

  • Reduction of menopausal symptoms (women)
  • Improved libido and improved sexual performance
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Improved moods – decreased feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Increased bone density
  • Healthier looking hair, skin, and nails

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become the preferred treatment for men and women who are suffering from the symptom of age-related hormone decline. Bioidentical hormones are still approved for use by the FDA, even though they are usually made by compounding pharmacists. You still need to have a doctor’s prescription for BHRT, and you still need to be carefully monitored over the course of your therapy.

Bioidentical hormones may be delivered in several forms depending on your needs and lifestyle. In addition to injections, creams, patches, pills, gels, and pellets are among the other delivery methods of bioidentical hormones.

Which bioidentical hormones you are prescribed depends on how old you are, if you are a man or a woman, of course, how you are feeling, and what problems you are experiencing.

You may need a prescription for bioidentical progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, growth hormone, or any combination thereof.

If you are between the ages of 35-55, look for these signs and symptoms of your hormone levels being low or out of balance:

Bioidentical Hormones West Palm Beach

  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Insomnia and/or disturbed sleep patterns
  • Night sweats (women)
  • Hot flashes (women)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (men)

The only way to know if you qualify for bioidentical hormone therapy is through a series of specific diagnostic tests.

If your level of testosterone, growth hormone or other critical age-related hormones are determined to be sub-optimal or otherwise imbalanced, you may meet the criteria for bioidentical hormone therapy.

The Best Treatments for Age-Related Hormone Decline

You deserve to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle at any age! But, unfortunately, as men and women age, your levels of critical hormones like testosterone drop, which negatively impacts your ability to enjoy life.

Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is the key to getting back what time and nature take away.

Hormone Logics has been successfully treating patients with age-related hormone loss with our unique hormone replacement therapies for men and women for many years.

Medical research has shown that testosterone replacement and/or HGH replacement therapy are extremely effective ways to treat age-related hormone decline. Hormone Logics’ HRT treatments for men and women have been proven to offer individuals between the ages of 35 and 65 a greatly improved quality of life.

Why not contact us today at (561) 640-3333, and see if testosterone replacement or any of our hormone replacement programs is right for you?

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After completing his residency training at Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Dr. Rouhani returned home to practice…

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