What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that have an identical molecular structure to the hormones that your body naturally produces. Due to possible risk of cancer and blood clots, the use of hormone therapy for the relief of menopausal symptoms has decreased. Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, have been shown to be much safer and more effective than synthesized hormones which were originally used for the treatment of menopause.[message type=”success”]Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant chemicals rather than being synthesized in a laboratory.[/message]
How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Works
To reach the maximum efficacy, the patient’s blood or saliva is tested to establish an effective level of hormones in the body, then through the use of pharmacy compounding (customized mixing of drugs to fit the unique needs of a patient) an individualized treatment is created. The hormone levels are then monitored to maintain healthy, effective levels, resulting in fewer side effects and a more effective treatment.
Bioidentical hormone therapy for the use of menopausal symptom relief is the most common application but the method can also be used for testosterone treatment and both men and women can benefit from bioidentical hormone treatments.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy In Scottsdale, AZ
If you’ve been considering bioidentical hormone therapy in Scottsdale, Arizona, then Scottsdale Health Center would be happy to assist in answering any questions you may have. If considering hormone therapy for the treatment of menopause, it is highly recommended to start treatment as early as possible to reduce the risk of side effects as well as decrease the risk of osteoporosis. Scottsdale Health Center offers the best bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Scottsdale, Arizona and can get your hormone levels back to where they were when you were in your 20s!