Bioidentical hormones are defined as plant-based hormones from another source that are very similar to human body hormones. These are used to treat men and women whose own hormones are out of balance or low.
Hormones are special chemicals produced by our body parts: glands, ovaries in females, and testicles in males. They are messengers who tell the other parts of the body what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. All the tasks of body controlled by hormones. These include the breakdown of food and brain function. Symptoms may occur if hormones are out of balance.
Bioidentical hormones are defined as hormones that are very similar to human body hormones. Some common hormones are progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. They are used as a treatment for men and women who have low and out of balance hormones.
Both men and women can benefit from hormone therapy. At Primary Care Simplified, we only offer the best treatment methods. Long gone are the days of creams, patches, and pills, as we prefer to use a natural alternative to synthetic hormones.
Dr. McCracken has been trained under the EvexiPEL method, allowing her to learn from some of the top hormone experts in the world. The EvexiPEL method employs a superior approach to BHRT with pellets; using pellets means less hassle and more reliable results for patients looking to optimize their hormones.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
When the hormone levels decrease or unbalance, BHRT can be used to treat men and women. It is used to combat menopause and perimenopause symptoms frequently. It is also used for both men and women to improve concentration, sleep, sexual function, mood, and metabolism, to name a few. It is also ideal for improving symptoms of cancer treatment or to treat and prevent conditions like:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Insulin resistance
Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically the same as those produced by the human body. The most commonly used for treatment are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. We offer estrogen and testosterone pellets that are inserted under the skin, and we can prescribe progesterone pills.
Subcutaneous bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses bioidentical hormones derived from natural, plant-based substances as an alternative to artificial hormone replacement therapies. The structure of bio-identical hormone– estrogen, testosterone or both –closely match of each individual patient needs.
Because these hormones are derived from nature, they metabolize the body in the same way as nature intends.
Synthetic, mass hormones are composed of artficial (synthetic) hormones or horse urine in a laboratory. The hormones are synthetic. To order to patent these formulas, manufacturers INTENTIONALLY produce synthetic hormones that differ slightly from natural human hormones.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with natural plant pellet implants has been performed since the 1930s by health practitioners. After study reveal that natural hormones may be safer, the number of practitioners who provide pellet therapy has increased.
Benefits of BHRT
Usually, BHRT is for the low level of hormones, especially for women who are in menopause and perimenopause. It is used to boost hormone levels and improve:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Memory loss
- Sleep issues
- Mood swings
- Sexual dysfunction
Bio-identical hormone replacement treatment also helps to reduce the risk of many diseases including: Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes and tooth loss to just name a few. It also helps to improve hydration, skin thickness and skin wrinkles.
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