Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
What is bioidentical hormone replacement?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) refers to medications that are used to replicate the body’s natural hormones when you are no longer able to create them, usually due to menopause. The term bioidentical means that the hormones are created to be an exact match with your body’s naturally-occurring hormones. For some women, hormone replacement therapy is effective at treating post-menopausal symptoms, such as urinary problems, hot flashes, or vaginal dryness. The therapy may also be used in men (sometimes called testosterone replacement therapy), helping the aging process and reducing symptoms when certain diseases are present.
Why is bioidentical hormone replacement used?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is recommended to some women to help with the following symptoms of menopause or other conditions:
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Increased irritability
- Night sweats
- Moderate to severe hot flashes
- Bone loss
- Breast cancer
- Premature menopause
HRT might also be prescribed for men, who are suffering from any of the below conditions:
- Prostate cancer
- History of heart disease
- Metabolic syndrome (e.g.: high cholesterol, high blood pressure)
Is bioidentical hormone replacement safe?
While there were previously concerns about the safety of hormone replacement therapy, it is now recommended by increasing numbers of doctors and researchers for the preventative treatment of diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and heart disease in women around or younger than menopausal age. Speak with your physician at New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation to find out how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can benefit you.
What bioidentical hormone replacement involve?
Choosing to undergo bioidentical HRT begins with visiting a trusted hormone health doctor, such as our experienced physicians at New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation. Your doctor will likely conduct a physical exam prior to recommending HRT, including checking your current health, medical history, and current symptoms or concerns.
HRT is usually taken as a pill, and may vary depending on the type of replacement you need as well as the dosage recommended by your doctor. The pill is usually taken every day, for a period of time that is determined by your doctor, usually not long-term.
What are the advantages of undergoing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation?
The benefits of undergoing bioidentical HRT include the following:
- Relieves symptoms of menopause
- Prevents bone loss
- Helps relieve symptoms of breast and prostate cancer
If you are interested in bioidentical hormone therapy treatment, the first step to restoring your sexual health is to schedule a consultation with New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation in New York City. Our specialists are highly experienced in integrative and functional medicine. Call one of our locations or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment today.