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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

When the hormone levels in your body get thrown out of balance due to the aging process, it can turn your entire life upside down. Common symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as hot flashes, mood swings, inability to focus and lack of sleep, can really take its toll on your ability to function normally. If this is happening to you, you don’t have to live with the symptoms of a hormone imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can get your hormones back to optimal levels – and get your life back on track. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important that you seek treatment right away:

  • Anxiety/depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Decreased sexual functioning
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling of weakness/loss of strength
  • Hot flashes
  • Less energy
  • Memory problems/inability to concentrate
  • Mood swings
  • Sudden weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Thinning of the skin

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is considered one of the best treatments for replenishing low levels of hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, in the body. In a 2002 study, however, traditional hormone replacement therapy was shown to produce an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, and blood clots in patients. Given these risks, many patients have begun turning to more natural therapies for hormone replacement – such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones produced in our own bodies. They are derived from a plant chemical extracted from wild yams and soybeans.

Hormone Imbalance in Men and Women

Both sexes can suffer from hormone imbalance. In men, it typically leads to conditions such as andropause (male menopause), erectile dysfunction, adrenal fatigue and thyroid dysfunction. In women, a hormone imbalance will typically manifest itself in conditions like menopause, perimenopause, postmenopause, adrenal fatigue and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). No matter what type of condition you are suffering from, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be the perfect solution for you. To learn more about the many benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or to schedule an appointment for testing today, contact Integrative Health at 480-657-0003.

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