What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones is a process where hormones are manufactured in a lab to the exact molecular structure as the hormones that are made by your own body.
How does it differ from common hormone therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is vastly different than common hormone replacement therapy (aka HRT). The older HRT process utilizes synthetic hormones in a one size fits all approach, for years this was the only option but now there’s Bioidentical Hormones, created for you and only you based on your body’s needs.
Is it safe?
European medical studies have demonstrated that Biodentical hormones are safer than synthetic hormones and it helps in hormone balance treatment. Bioidentical hormones can be metabolized by your body better and without the side effects from their stronger synthetic alternative.
Rebalance your bodies’ hormones using your body’s requirements for progesterone, estrogen, and androgens.
Progesterone is one of several sex hormones made by the human body. As women enter menopause, their levels of progesterone and other sex hormones decrease. This often leads to unwanted symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, breast tenderness, low libido, depression, anxiety, food cravings, insomnia, cramps, emotional swings, weight gain and bloating.
Estrogen refers to a group of related hormones, each with a unique activity. The three main estrogens women produce are Estrone(E-1), Estradiol(E-2), Estriol(E-3). Imbalance of these can cause menopausal symptoms, cholesterol problems, blood pressure concerns, mood swings, sleep patterns, memory and even increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Testosterone, an androgen hormone, is an important hormone in women and men. It is important
to the integrity of skin, muscle and bone. It can also protect against osteoporosis, obesity and diabetes-as well as loss of immune function.
How do I get started?
Bioidentical hormone therapy testing usually starts with saliva and/or blood tests. Dr. Rahman will review all your options during your initial consultation.