The benefits of bioidentical hormones far outweigh the risks. Patients who choose BHRT over traditional or synthetic hormone therapy experience fewer adverse reactions and any side effects are usually mild, if even noticeable.
Some of the benefits of using bioidentical hormones include:
Unlike the one-size-fits-all approach of synthetic hormones, each bioidentical hormone regimen is custom-compounded, based on each patient's individual diagnostic results, making the therapy not only safer, but also more effective than traditional synthetic hormones.
Bioidentical hormones are tailored to deal with your personal problems so your own physical symptoms are more readily addressed. Most patients experience a dramatic increase in energy, as hormonal imbalances are corrected and the body is returned to a better equilibrium. Higher energy levels also renew your sex drive.
Other physical advantages include the decrease of your risk for heart disease and certain forms of cancer. As your physical capabilities are renewed, regular exercise is important for maintaining your muscle mass and strength. Symptoms like hot flashes can be repressed by hormone therapy, which greatly improves the comfort level of a menopausal individual.
Many people who undergo bioidentical hormone therapy report an improved ability to concentrate. In addition, short-term memory is often found to be enhanced. This shift could be due to the fact that a patient’s increased energy allows him to exercise and get the blood flowing through the brain, encouraging cell growth.
One of the most common problems during menopause is feeling out of control emotionally. Consistent bioidentical hormone therapy helps patients reclaim their positive perspective, which reduces the depression, sadness, irritability, or even anger that often comes with menopause. As hormone levels are re-established, raging emotions are calmed, allowing both men and women to feel rejuvenated.