As we age, our bodies tend to produce less hormones than when we were young. This can lead to a variety of symptoms that can wreak havoc on our daily lives. The symptoms of hormone imbalance can throw your life into a state of disarray. Dealing with the pressures of work and family, while suffering from hot flashes, lack of sleep, fatigue, poor mental focus, and mood swings, can be almost unbearable. The good news is that hormone imbalance and its symptoms are easily treatable using hormone replacement therapy for women – and men.
Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women
Both men and women can begin to experience the symptoms of hormone imbalance as they age. Most hormone therapies on the market, however, are synthetic replacement hormones that aren’t the same as the hormones our bodies naturally produce. That is why Integrative Health in Scottsdale offers natural hormone replacement therapy for men and women. Whether you’re suffering from andropause, menopause or adrenal fatigue, you can reap the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What Are the Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones derived from plant-based sources (yams and soybeans) that are chemically identical to the hormones produced naturally in our bodies. Why is this beneficial? In 2002, a study by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), was stopped prematurely after risks associated with conventional hormone replacement therapy were uncovered. Doctors found that side effects of the synthetic hormones given to study participants included a 26 percent increase in the risk of breast cancer, a 29 percent increase in the risk of heart attack, a 41 percent increase in the risk of stroke, and a whopping 50 percent increase in the risk of developing blood clots in comparison with the control group. However, the hormones given to patients in this study were equine estrogen derived from horses and a synthetic progestogen, neither of which have the identical chemical structure as the natural hormones produced in the human body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is better than traditional hormone therapies because the hormones used mimic those that are found in nature – making them more effective and less harmful than synthetic hormones.
Call 480-657-0003 today to learn more about the many benefits of hormone replacement therapy for women and men, or to schedule an appointment with a specialist at Integrative Health today.