Aging Naturally with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

“Aging naturally” is something that both men and women are told is the most elegant way to age. The word “natural” hardly comes to mind when being ‘caught off guard’ with some of the extreme hormonal changes that occur while aging. But through the ongoing research into anti-aging treatments, there is now a way to deal with these symptoms and still take a natural approach with bioidentical hormone treatments.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is one form of therapy used to treat the symptoms of menopause and andropause (male menopause). When men and women are nearing menopause and andropause, it is common to have hormonal changes that might affect their moods, disposition, and attitude, which can hinder their everyday life. One of the reasons why this happens is that, during these times, the hormonal tank might be ‘empty’.

To address these issues, hormones specialists often prescribe bioidentical hormones like estrogen and testosterone. According to women and men who have tried said therapy, within only a few days they are able to experience significant changes in them such as sharper memory. However, there is much confusion over the use of bioidentical hormones.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Natural?

The major confusion about bioidentical hormones is the term “bioidentical.” Bioidentical hormones contain hormones that are the exact chemical match of those hormones made by humans. They are derived from naturally occurring sources (including vegetables such as the Chinese Yam), Bio-Identical hormones are natural hormones as opposed to synthetic hormones (which are made by chemical syntheses).

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical hormone therapy is found to be extremely beneficial in erasing the symptoms of menopause and andropause. With it, women are able to live a quality life even at the end of their fertility. Knowing there is an option for women to live without aggravating menopausal symptoms can greatly help them in adjusting life after fertility. Through bioidentical hormone therapy, they can experience a variety of benefits including:

  • Improved libido
  • Improved sleep
  • Better concentration and memory
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Better mood and disposition
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Decreased vaginal dryness and hot flashes
  • Restored bone strength
  • Decreased risk of breast cancer
  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • And more…

Men can also benefit greatly from bioidentical hormones. Benefits include:

  • Improved energy
  • Thicker hair
  • More mobility
  • Increased sexual desire
  • Weight loss
  • Improved vision
  • Restful sleep
  • Increased muscle mass

There are a lot of things to which bioidentical hormone therapy can bring to men and women. Aging naturally doesn’t have to mean suffering from the debilitating symptoms of hormone changes. Because no drug, natural supplement or treatment is 100% safe on its own, it is crucial for men and women to consult with a hormone specialist before beginning any hormone treatment.

Ageless Medicine’s physicians conduct extensive medical testing to assess your health profile before customizing your Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). it is best for them to talk to doctors to learn about their options and so they can understand what bioidentical hormone therapy is.

The initial symptoms of aging sometimes produce real fear. But if you can talk to others who have wide knowledge over the topic, you’ll surely find a program that is tailored to what your body needs. When that happens you’ll be able to continue aging naturally and live how it’s meant to be lived.

Contact an Ageless Medicine Physician to start this important conversation.