Does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy really work?
If you have been browsing our website, you will see that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is one of our popular programs to keep the unfavorable effects of hormonal imbalance in check. But many patients are still understandably concerned about the safety and efficacy of this technique.
Compared to other approved hormone replacement therapy methods, bioidentical hormone replacement is believed to be as effective as the other methods, the difference lies mainly in the fact that this type of therapy makes use of substances that are identical to those that are actually synthesized and used in our own bodies. They come from natural sources that some people are now more partial to, easily making them the drug of choice for these patients. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy emphasizes how these chemically similar substances are able to act the same that our natural hormones do and how the body cannot really tell the difference between them and the hormones that it actually produces. This makes it easier for a treatment regimen to be developed for each patient using this method.
At the Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Peterson will conduct a series of evaluations to help determine whether bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the right approach for you. A treatment regimen will be made to fit your unique requirements and address your immediate needs.
If you require more information about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can call us at 817–579–5476 to schedule an appointment for your personal consultation.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
There are several advantages of using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to manage the symptoms of menopause in women and andropause in men. Dr. Peterson of the Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center in Granbury, TX outlines below just some of the benefits of using this technique and conditions that are characterized mainly by hormonal imbalance.
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy makes use of hormones that are derived from natural sources. After having been processed to be calm bioidentical with the hormones naturally found in the human body, these substances will be able to supplement hormonal function and level any deficiencies.
- These hormones are produced and administered in their predetermined nonstandard doses and combinations, making them more convenient to use by the patient and the doctor by eliminating the need for having to make customized doses or compounded combinations.
- It is possible for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to be custom-made for each patient based on tests that assess the patient’s unique hormonal needs.
- When compared to their other synthetic counterparts, bioidentical hormones are able to exert the same effects of relieving the symptoms of menopause in women. Some doctors have even used bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as an anti-aging technique by impacting the patient’s overall quality of life.
For more information about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, its advantages, and to find out if it is the right approach for you, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Peterson today by calling Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center at 817–579–5476.