Bio-identical hormones are used to stabilize a woman’s hormone’s levels after a hysterectomy or menopause. As a woman ages, her body changes. Hormones are produced in decreased amounts which can lead to a variety of issues and, for lack of a a better word, symptoms. Vagina dryness, decreased interest in sex, hot flashes, mood swings and head aches are just a few of the things women experience as they begin to pass through the stages of menopause.
Every woman is different and each one will handle the transition in their own way. Some may show know signs at all that the change is occurring, while others will experience each issue and feel like a walking time bomb waiting to explode. Professional healthcare providers can help make the transition much easier. Bio-identical hormones are a common solution that many women find to be quite effective. They may not work the same for everyone so it is best to try them on a short term basis to see how someone fares while taking them.
Bio-identical hormones provide estrogen that is chemically identical to the estrogen produced naturally within the human body. This means they are created to have the exact same chemical structure and properties of the natural version of the hormone. Because their chemical structure is the same, they way will produce the same basic results as if natural estrogen was introduced into the body. They are slightly different, however, and in some cases, that slight difference will be the deciding factor in whether or not a woman can use the treatment effectively.
Bio-identical hormones are a popular form of HRT or hormone replacement therapy. Women who have had a hysterectomy often choose HRT to help reduce the affects of the surgery. The immediate loss of the ovaries (the glands that produce most of the estrogen in the body) can cause menopausal like symptoms, many of which can be extremely uncomfortable. Using HRT helps to bring the body back into balance and reduce the discomfort that accompanies many of the symptoms. Always consult a physician or other healthcare professional before you start using or experimenting with any form of treatment.
Optimizing your hormones will help you:
Regain energy, muscle strength and greater ability to lose weight.
Increase mental clarity.
Feel younger and happier again.
Increase quality of life while preventing age-related illness.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has changed the manner in which women age. Today, we know that we don’t have to accept hormonal imbalance as a grim reality. Natural hormone replacement therapy has helped improve not only the quality of our lives, but also how long we live them. Some doctors continue to say that women should stop whining and embrace our menopausal woes, but why should we when the remedy is as simple as replacing missing hormones?