Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hiawatha Iowa Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Stephanie Gray, DNP, uses bioidentical hormones to treat hormone imbalances in both men and women. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body. These hormones can replace deficient hormones in the human body that are important for overall health and wellness.

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

Hormones are important messengers in the body that work to regulate digestion, metabolism, reproduction, and sexual function, and when the glands that secrete hormones cannot do their jobs correctly, the body begins to experience several health detriments.

Symptoms in Women
Some of the symptoms that can arise in women going through hormone decline include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, vaginal dryness, thinning bones, dull hair, breakable nails, depression, wrinkling skin, anger outbursts, weight gain, fatigue, and low libido. These symptoms usually occur during menopause, but they can occur at any time during a woman’s life. Some of the symptoms that occur during perimenopause, which is the time before menopause, include irregular periods, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, acne, increased PMS symptoms, bloating, migraines, water retention, mental fogginess, and infertility.
Symptoms in Men
Men also experience the effects of hormone decline, and male hormone decline is becoming a more recognized phenomena. In the past, most men assumed that the symptoms concurrent with hormone decline were just due to aging, and they just had to endure the changes that came with age. However, now, physicians can recognize the symptoms of male hormone decline, and while male hormone decline happens more gradually than female hormone decline, it still can inhibit the quality of life. Some of the symptoms that appear with male hormone decline include muscle atrophy, low libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depression, poor workout performances, anxiety, reduced stamina and endurance, poor memory, irritability, thinning hair, and abdominal weight gain.

Benefits of Natural Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical in molecular and structural function to the hormones produced in the human body, and they allow men and women to replace deficient hormones in a natural and non-invasive way. Because of their identical structure, bioidentical hormones fit into the cell’s receptor sites like a lock and a key, and the body cannot tell the difference between bioidentical hormones and its own hormones.

Another benefit to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is that the hormones can be suited to fit the individual’s imbalances. Hormone therapies of the past gave the same dosages to everyone, even those with largely different deficiencies or excesses, which may have created more symptoms and did not restore balance to the body. Because no two people are alike, no two hormone prescriptions should be alike, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy allows each person to get the right dosage to restore the body back to balance.

Benefits for Women

Some of the benefits of bioidentical hormones for women include:

  • Reduced Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
  • Healthier Emotions
  • Stronger Bones
  • Better Sleep
  • Increased Libido
  • Weight Loss
  • Mental Clarity
  • Sharper Memory
  • Radiant Skin
  • Lustrous Hair and Nails
  • Reduced PMS Symptoms
  • Healthier Sexual Function
Benefits for Men

Some of the benefits of bioidentical hormones for men include:

  • Increased Muscle Mass and Tone
  • Better Workouts
  • Increased Stamina
  • Sharper Memory
  • Improved Moods
  • Healthier Sexual Function
  • Loss Of Abdominal Fat
  • Thicker Hair
  • Increased Libido
  • More Energy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to replace hormones that become deficient with aging and hormone decline. Many people have been able to restore health and wellness with bioidentical hormone replacement.

To learn more about the hormones used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call your Hiawatha Iowa Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Stephanie Gray, DNP of Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic today to schedule your consultation.