Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is just one of the treatment options offered by the Tustin Longevity Center. The facility serves the residents of Tustin, California and many nearby communities.
Bio-Identical Hormones Q & A
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are identical to natural hormones. They have the same chemical structure and work in the same way once they have entered the body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is often used for women who have been forced into an early menopause either through a serious illness or after having a complete hysterectomy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used for both men and women. They are safe to use and extremely effective. They do not cause severe side effects and can be used in the exact same way as natural hormones. Patients who have used the bioidentical hormones report fewer side effects than with other types of hormone replacement therapy.
When are Bioidentical Hormones Used?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is used when a person can no longer produce the hormones they need to keep their body in balance. Hormone replacement therapy provides the hormones the body needs to function. Estrogen and testosterone, for example, decrease as a person ages, Both men and women can safely use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to increase the amounts of hormones they have in their body. For women, this can dramatically reduce the effects of menopause that can reduce their quality of life. Men also experience a form of menopause that can be effectively treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Do Bioidentical Hormones Have Side Effects?
Bioidentical hormones are designed to be exact duplicates of their natural counterparts. In most cases, the bioidentical versions of the hormones produce fewer side effects and are more effective at relieving certain symptoms. Patients who use this type of hormone replacement therapy report fewer instances of depression, fewer anxiety attacks, modest weight loss, and better concentration. The patients also report an improved sense of well-being as their body is better able to remain in balance for longer periods of time. With fewer side effects, there is less irritation and a more positive outlook when it comes to relationships.