What are Bioidentical hormones?

The bioidentical or natural hormone is identical in chemical structure to the hormone naturally produced by the body. They are derived from plant tissues and are scientifically engineered in laboratories to precisely match the human hormone, molecule for molecule; we refer to them as natural because they are natural to the human body. They are compounded into creams, gels, and pills to help your body absorb them more easily.

On the other hand, synthetic hormones have a structure that is similar but not exactly the same as a hormone produced by the body. These chemical differences mean that the synthetic hormone acts differently and produces substantially different effects.

Natural and synthetic hormones are entirely different and should not be used interchangeable. A multitude of studies have demonstrated many harmful effects of synthetic hormones whereas the medical literature supports no harmful effects of natural hormones, only beneficial effects.

Why do doctors prescribe synthetic hormones?

The explanation involves politics, economics, and the powerful pharmaceutical industry in the United States. Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent bioidentical compounds; they can however, patent synthetic hormones. They are highly profitable.

A patent guarantees them an exclusive right to manufacture and profit from their product, therefore little research and marketing goes into natural hormones. Much of what physicians know about drugs comes directly from pharmaceutical companies promoting a product. Because pharmaceutical companies don’t manufacture bioidentical hormones, most physicians do not learn about them unless they do personal research.

Where do these natural hormones come from?

The pure biologically identical (human Identical) hormone is extracted from plants, such as soy and yams 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—thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA.

Where does one fill prescriptions for natural hormones?

There is a special type of pharmacy known as a compounding pharmacy that can do more—not just provide you with drugs from pharmaceutical companies. The compounding pharmacist acquires pure pharmaceutical grade hormone and compounds it into the dose and form ordered by the physician. They produce pills, capsules, liquids and creams from the doctor’s prescription order for you. This is what makes your program very customized and personalized.

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?

There are two types of hormones, synthetic and bioidentical. We use bioidentical hormones to help manage symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, and andropause. Bioidentical hormones are a more natural approach. They are derived from plants (soy and wild yam) and are safe for long-term use because they match your chemical makeup molecule for molecule.

Can Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Cause Weight Gain?

Balancing your hormones will help you lose weight. Hormonal imbalances can slow your metabolism and increase fat storage. Optimizing your hormone and vitamin levels will increase energy, athletic performance and improve your fat-to-muscle ratio.

How Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?

Lab Test
Comprehensive blood work and a consultation with the doctor will help us determine hormone, vitamin, and mineral levels in your body

Set Dosage
During your consultation, the doctor will review and discuss each individual lab result and ultimately make recommendations based upon your numbers and your symptoms.

The goal is to replenish the hormones that are depleted or lacking, returning your body to its optimal performance level.

How Will I Be Taking My Hormones?

Dosing options include creams, capsules, gels, injections, or pellets. We’ll discuss all these options during your visit with us.

Four Reasons To Make An Appointment With Ab Hormone

  1. We offer a high-standard of patient care and deliver it with empathy.
  2. We strive to slow the aging process and enhance your quality of life.
  3. AB Hormone therapy only uses safe, natural hormones and substances.
  4. Work with a physician who takes the time to understand all your health needs.

How Does Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Work?

Many factors such as age, diet, stress and health history can slow down your hormone production. Using natural or bioidentical hormones, we replenish the hormones that are depleted, that are no longer producing enough so you get the benefits of having optimal levels.

Are Bioidentical Hormones Dangerous?

Bioidentical hormones are safer than synthetic hormones. They’re also more effective. Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones your body produces naturally. So with a natural or bioi dentical hormone we are not giving you anything new, we are just replenishing what your body is lacking.

How Long Will It Take For Bioidentical Hormone Therapy To Work?

Many factors will determine how quickly BHRT will work. In general we expect to see change in 3-4 weeks from starting bioidentical hormone therapy.

How Is Hormone Therapy Administered?

Depending on your unique needs, bioidentical hormone therapy can be administered in a variety of ways. This includes:
– CREAMS OR GELS
– ORAL MEDICATION
– PATCHES
– PELLETS

When you visit with us, we’ll discuss the best solution for you.

Can Hormone Therapy Cause Cancer?

The data on hormone therapy and its association with cancer is controversial.

Most of the data associating hormone therapy with cancer involves the use of synthetic estrogen and synthetic progestins. The studies involving the use of bioidentical or isomolecular (same molecule produced by the body) suggests that it is protective of cancer, and this potential concern is dynamic and continuously being evaluated.

We, as Health Care providers at AB Hormone Therapy, never recommend initiating hormone replacement therapy without thoroughly evaluating a person’s history and potential risk factors. We also extensively discuss past studies, alternatives, potential risks vs benefits with a patient before outlining potential treatment recommendations.

Is Hormone Therapy Covered By Insurance?

Our office is a self-pay private practice. However, you can use your insurance for your lab work and your prescriptions depending on your individual insurance coverage.

Why Use A Compounding Pharmacy For Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Local pharmacies and compounding pharmacies both have bioidentical hormones. A compounding pharmacy is used when a specific dose or delivery form is unavailable at your regular local pharmacy.

Does Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Work?

Absolutely anyone can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Our goal being to get your body performing at its peak by optimizing your hormone, vitamin, and mineral levels using natural hormones and supplements. This will help with weight loss, low libido, fatigue, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, adrenal fatigue, anxiety and depression. When combined with proper diet and exercise, the chances of feeling and operating better increase exponentially.

How Safe Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Bioidentical hormones match your chemical makeup molecule for molecule. We are not giving your body anything new, just replenishing what your body is lacking.

Can I Stop Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Yes, it’s perfectly safe to stop bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and to do so at any time. However, symptoms prior to starting BHRT will most likely return.

If Bioidentical Hormones Are Better Why Would Doctors Use Synthetic Hormones?

The explanation involves politics, economics, and the powerful pharmaceutical industry in the United States. Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent bioidentical compounds; they can however, patent synthetic hormones. They are highly profitable. A patent guarantees them an exclusive right to manufacture and profit from their product, therefore little research and marketing goes into natural hormones. Much of what physicians know about drugs comes directly from pharmaceutical companies promoting a product. Because pharmaceutical companies don’t manufacture bioidentical hormones, most physicians do not learn about them unless they do personal research.

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