Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
WHAT IS A HORMONE IMBALANCE AND WHEN DOES IT OCCUR?
A hormone imbalance occurs most often during menopause, but men can also go through a type of ‘male menopause’, called andropause, that causes a drop in testosterone, just as menopause is signified by a drop in estrogen.
There are physical and psychological components involved with regard to a hormone imbalance. Physical aspects include the physical signs of aging, as well as, medical problems that often occur as someone gets older. Psychologically speaking, aging causes mental fogginess, lapses in memory, confusion, depression and anxiety.
You can get a safe and effective hormone replacement treatment when you choose bio-identical hormone therapy. This therapy will help you to start to feel younger and more vibrant again, not to mention, healthier and more alert.
JUST WHAT ARE “BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES”?
Bio-identical hormones are identical in structure and function to the hormones naturally produced in our bodies. Bio-identical hormones are hand compounded and plant derived, unlike synthetically produced pharmaceutical hormones.
These hormones are biologically identical to what our bodies produce. Essentially, the body is given back what it can no longer produce naturally.
ARE THEY NEW?
Even though people talk about bio-identical hormones as if they were a new type of therapy, they have actually been around for decades. This type of therapy has been documented and researched in medical journals since 1939.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF BHRT?
Hormone replacement therapy will not reverse aging. It is not a panacea. With hormones we can slow the decline that occurs after midlife.
BHRT will help to:
• Alleviate symptoms caused by the natural decrease in hormone production in the body
• Re-establish the individual’s hormonal balance
• Provide protective benefits that were originally provided by the body’s naturally occurring hormones
HOW DOES THE DOCTOR KNOW WHAT I NEED?
Doctor Trim evaluates a patient’s hormone levels using blood testing. After determining the patient’s specific hormone deficiencies, he prescribes hormones to help the patient find relief from low libido, moodiness, hot flashes and many other symptoms of hormone imbalance.