Hormone Replacement Therapy

Body Balance: A Natural Approach to Balance…

As we approach mid-life, many often wonder whether or not hormone therapy is the right option for them. Studies have shown that traditional (synthetic) hormone therapy can increase the likelihood of various types of cancer and heart disease. However, many providers are now taking a natural approach to hormone balance with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

  • With natural bio-identical hormones, women and men can find relief from symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance without the risks that come along with synthetic hormones.

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bio-identical hormones – or bio mimetic hormones – are derived from naturally occurring sources, such as yams and soy, and are designed to replicate the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced naturally by our bodies. Based on our hormone levels, a specialized compounding pharmacy can individually tailor a bio-identical hormone regimen specifically designed for you.

Many people know or have heard about hormone replacement therapy with synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones are compounded to be different intentionally. Pharmaceutical companies can’t patent bio-identical hormones because each regimen is specifically formulated to treat each patient on an individual basis. Instead, they manufacture synthetic hormones that are patentable and profitable.

Are Bioidentical Hormones Safer, More Effective than Synthetic Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are more appealing to the masses when dealing with menopause or andropause because they are derived naturally and our bodies can metabolize them properly. Another advantage of using bio-identical hormones is that they are specifically designed to match your individual hormonal needs – unlike synthetic hormones, which use a one-size-fits-all approach to symptom relief. There is an overwhelmingly large body of evidence that supports the claim that bio-identical hormone therapy is safer and more effective than synthetic hormone replacement. However, it’s important to remember that no drug, supplement or herb is 100 percent safe – there is always a chance that you may experience an adverse reaction. That’s why it’s critical for women and men to consult with a provider before beginning any hormone therapy regimen, to safe-guard themselves from side effects.

Are Bio-identical Hormones the Right Choice for You?

At Body BalanceMD our goal is to help women and men live the best life possible. Remember: the human body is resilient. When you give your body the attention and support it needs, you’ll look better and feel better because of it. The Body Balance Program providers don’t rely solely on bio-identical hormones to restore your overall health.