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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones have a chemical structure that is identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body. We refer to them as natural because they are natural to the human body. Synthetic hormones have a structure similar to a form produced by your body, but not identical. These chemical differences mean the synthetic hormone acts differently, producing substantially different effects. Bioidentical and synthetic hormones should not be considered the same or used interchangeably. They are entirely different.

When Will I See Results?

Results will vary with each person. However, typical results occur within three to four months, where you’ll experience improvements in

  • Lean Muscle Mass
  • Sexual Libido
  • Stronger Bones
  • Energy
  • Definition
  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Skin tone and elasticity
  • Overall profound sense of well-being
  • Mood
  • Other benefits you can’t see

Medical literature reports that combining bioidentical hormone replacement with proper nutrition and exercise reduces your risks of disease.

 

How Does Hormone Optimization Work?

Bioidentical hormone optimization uses hormones that have a chemical structure that’s identical to your body’s naturally produced hormones. Aging is really a decline in our body’s “hormone levels, substances that were once plentiful”. When your body can regain and maintain endocrine and metabolic functions at the higher end of normal range, it provides you with a better chance for a robust and healthy life.

Where Do Natural Hormones Come From?

The pure biologically identical hormone is either extracted from plants or synthetically manufactured. What is most important is that the end product is a molecule identical to the hormone molecule found naturally in the human body. This applies to all hormones, including thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.

What Happens As We Age?

As we age cellular receptor sites become less sensitive to stimulation by hormones, thus requiring increased amounts of hormones to affect a cellular change. This is precisely why people need optimal levels of hormones. Though some people’s levels maybe normal, they may still may need extra hormone replacement in order to feel better. This is particularly true with thyroid.

We must take advantage of the current state of the art, preventative medicine techniques which include an avoidance of risk factors of disease, optimal nutrition, adequate exercise, caloric restriction, antioxidant therapy, and optimal hormone replacement.

Does Hormone Therapy Help with Sexual Dysfunction?

There are many causes of sexual dysfunction; however, a good treatment starting point is optimizing hormones. To boost your sex drive you should raise your testosterone to a level that’s healthy. Bioidentical hormone replacement has improved sexual dysfunction in over 90 percent of patients, you can talk with your doctor about other treatment options if you still need help.

Is There Ever a Time Where I’m too Old for Therapy?

You are never too old for this therapy. Often, adults over 60 years old believe it’s too late for them. Hormone levels in older adults are at the lowest levels of our lives. Replacing these hormones to optimal levels with bioidentical hormones can produce a quick response.