As we age, hormone production may be reduced, which can impact our quality of life. Hormone replacement therapy is a method of restoring hormone balance and treating symptoms related to fatigue, weight, mood changes, and sexual health. There are two main types of hormone replacement therapy that consists of bioidentical hormones or synthetic hormones.
Bioidentical hormones, derived from plant sources such as soy or yams, have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced naturally by the body. Synthetic hormones, derived from the laboratory, have a different molecular structure as the hormones in your body, requiring your body to convert them into a usable form.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a safe and effective alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Synthetic hormone replacement therapy uses a one-size-fits-all approach, which can lead to higher doses of hormones than necessary and can cause side effects of weight gain, bloating, and mood changes. BHRT is customized according to each patient’s specific hormone levels, leading to lower risks of side effects and unwanted results. Since bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones your body naturally produces, your body is less likely to reject them.
At Remedy Wellness Solutions, our healthcare providers personalize each treatment plan to optimize the pathway to hormone balance, taking into consideration the unique needs and symptoms of each individual.