Hormonal imbalances in your body may contribute to a variety of illnesses and medical conditions. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you fight back against these imbalances. Bioidentical hormones are compounded from natural sources to create an exact molecular match of those created by your body.
Men and women share the same hormones molecularly, but in different proportions. The distinct functionality of either gender also differentiates the types of hormonal imbalances they suffer from and, consequently, the type of hormone replacement treatment that must be administered. In both cases, bioidentical hormone pellets of an exact molecular match are utilized for the following purposes:
- Menopause relief: Estrogen and progesterone hormone replacements may help balance a woman’s body and provide relief from hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness.
- Increased metabolism: Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may help you lose weight, stay fit, and feel more energized.
- Depression, mood swings, and insomnia: These can occur as a natural reaction to other hormonal imbalance related conditions or as a direct effect of an imbalance itself.
- Osteoporosis: This is mainly a consequence of below-normal estrogen production by women and below-normal testosterone production by men. Other hormones are also involved in your bone density, but a deficiency invariably means the same thing: pain, discomfort, and suffering.
Bioidentical hormone pellets are a relatively new treatment option in the USA but have been used in Europe since 1949 for these conditions, and critical data on the treatment’s long term effectiveness and health risks is still pending, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is imperative for you to consult your primary care physician before undergoing any form of medical treatment.
To date, the reception for bioidentical hormone pellets has been overwhelmingly positive, and this treatment continues to show promise.