The term bio-identical refers to plant derived molecules that are identical to the ones produced in our own bodies and come from organic sources. It is the natural way to bring your body into hormonal harmony from peri-menopause (the beginning of the transition to menopause) through menopause itself. Andropause, or “male menopause”, can also be treated with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Peri-menopause and menopause:
During peri-menopause and menopause you may experience hot flashes, sleeplessness, anxiety or depression, decreased libido, or vaginal dryness. Symptoms from one woman to another are as highly individual as a thumbprint. You may experience one, two, or all of these symptoms, but do not need to suffer because of them. These symptoms indicate a hormonal imbalance that can be corrected with natural hormone replacement. With a simple saliva test or blood test from your doctor we can determine what hormones you are deficient in. Then we can re-establish your hormonal balance. The three estrogens present in your body are estrone (e1), estradiol (e2) and estriol (e3). Depending on your symptoms you may be deficient in one or all of the estrogens.
There is also another hormone called progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone that actually has protectant properties in the body, and is necessary to regulate or balance estrogen levels in your body. You should never be given estrogen without progesterone as this could lead to “estrogen dominance”. Estrogen dominance can be responsible for fibrocystic breasts, hot flashes, sleeplessness, anxiety or depression, dry hair or skin, and decreased libido.
Hormone therapy programs aren’t only for women. Men experience a more gradual loss of hormones, mainly testosterone. The result is andropause, known as the “male menopause.” Andropause can make daily life feel like an uphill battle, and because men are living longer, more active lives they are seeking and finding relief from the serious symptoms of hormone imbalance with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for men. The symptoms of andropause are, muscle loss, weight gain, fatigue, sleeplessness, hot flashes and night sweats, lower sex drive, hair loss, irritability, memory loss and depression. People often mistake the symptoms of imbalanced hormones in men with signs of aging. The good news is that these hormone losses and imbalances are easily correctable. Through proper treatment, these symptoms will often disappear and bring about a healthier, younger you.
Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
- Benefits for Women
- Improves Energy Levels
- Eliminates Night Sweats
- Eliminates Hot Flashes
- Eliminates Vaginal Dryness and Itching
- Eliminates Pain with Intercourse
- Improves Energy and Mood
- Improves Sex Drive
- Decreases Skin Wrinkles
- Benefits for Men
- Improves Excercise Endurance
- Improves Sex Drive and Performance
- Regrows Hair on Scalp
- Improves Cholesterol
- Reduces Risk of Heart Attack
For a consultation or more information call Village Pharmacy Central Square at (315) 668-2659, or Brewerton Pharmacy at (315)676-4441.
(Please note at this time, we are only trained to do consultations for women)
We offer a downloadable PCCA Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Form that you will need. Fill them out and bring them with you to your consultation appointment.
It’s that easy!!