What Exactly is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

“Bioidentical hormone” is a medical term for what are considered to be “natural,” versus synthetic, hormones. This means that bio-identical hormones are derived from plant sources, such as soy beans or yams.

The phytoestrogens found in these plant sources are converted by enzymatic processes in a laboratory to the hormones identical to the ones produced by the body—hence the term bio (body) identical hormones.

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In the past, it was believed that deterioration of hormone levels occurred because of aging. Modern research has determined that we actually age because our hormone levels decline. Therefore, to restore youthful vigor and vitality, hormone levels should be evaluated. Both men and women are candidates for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) as an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapies.

Evaluation begins with a free consultation to talk about the benefits of Bioidentical Hormones, and to begin tailoring a personalized program for you, a comprehensive series of blood and saliva testing will be drawn.

Upon review, a customized essential hormone regimen will be developed for you which may include Thyroid, Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, DHEA, Pregenolone and Cortisol Replacement.

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✓ Hormones function as chemical messengers in your body.
✓ The base molecule for many hormones is Cholesterol.
✓ The sex steroids include: Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone.
✓ Other just as important hormones are TSH, Insulin, DHEA and Cortisol.
✓ 99% of hormones in the blood are protein bound and as such cannot be used by the cells.
✓ Approximately 1% of hormones are free and are active in the cells.
✓ Different factors can affect the amount of bound and unbound hormones.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR WOMEN:

● Weight loss and increased energy
● Improved mood and sense of well-being
● Increased lean muscle and skin thickness
● Relief from hot flashes
● Reduced risk of osteoporosis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
● Treatment for signs and symptoms of pre-menstral syndrome, perimenopause and post-menopause
● Restful Sleep

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR WOMEN

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MEN:

● Increased energy and sex drive
● Decreased cholesterol and body fat
● Increased muscle mass and results from exercise
● Improved sense of well-being and focus/ concentration
● Reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
● Restful Sleep and Increased Stamina

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MEN

Begin your Journey

Dr. Kern will arrange a medical evaluation based upon your needs and and consult with you about the benefits, what to expect, and the results you can enjoy. Call today for your free consultation to see why Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement is right for you!