Your hormones control almost every body function, from your metabolism to your sex drive. Unfortunately, as you age, your body’s hormone production slows, creating a deficit in your body’s hormonal needs. Bioidentical hormones are custom-made replacement hormones designed to provide the precise hormones your body needs for optimal body function in both men and women.
At Seven at River Prairie, we offer bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based and do not include any synthetic hormones. The custom-made hormones are provided in subdermal pellets, which slowly and consistently release hormones to address hormonal imbalances and your related symptoms.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a revolutionary form of hormone therapy that uses bioidentical hormones—hormones derived from plants and tailored to match the exact molecular structure of hormones found naturally in the human body. BHRT can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause, perimenopause, hypogonadism, andropause, endocrine imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue and other hormone-related issues.
BHRT has a number of benefits compared to conventional hormone therapy. It is safer because bioidentical hormones are tailored to match the exact molecular structure of human hormones. This means they are easier for your body to recognize and absorb than synthetic hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapies. Additionally, bioidentical hormones can be precisely dosed so that you get the exact amount needed for optimal health and wellness. BHRT also offers more accurate symptom relief by targeting specific symptoms associated with hormone imbalances or deficiencies in an individualized way rather than providing generalized symptom relief with traditional hormone therapy.
Beyond providing symptom relief, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can also offer a range of other benefits. It can improve overall energy levels, reduce hot flashes and night sweats, help to balance mood swings and irritability, enhance brain function and memory recall, improve sleep quality, encourage healthy skin tone and texture, promote bone health and much more.
As a woman gets closer to menopause, her ovaries produce less and less of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. While these essential hormones control ovulation, monthly menstrual cycles, and vaginal health, they also do much more. Estrogen and progesterone also affect the health of a woman’s bones, heart, mental health, and risk of certain cancers.
Replacing these hormones with 100% natural bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) not only alleviates many of the symptoms of menopause but can also decrease a woman’s risk of certain physical and mental illnesses and diseases.
Recent studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy may help prevent bone fractures caused by osteoporosis, lower the chances of dementia, and make some women less likely to experience heart disease or certain cancers.
Signs that indicate a hormonal imbalance include:
Most men are aware that normal testosterone levels in men are needed for maintaining healthy libido (sex drive), muscle mass and energy. But research presented at the 2008 annual meeting of The Endocrine Society also revealed that testosterone replacement therapy can help men reduce their risks of heart disease, diabetes, and death.
Customized hormone therapy, like the SottoPelle Method, that is not “one-size-fits all” ensures that the exact, personalized dosages for symptom relief is administered. Additionally, bioidentical hormones, such as those used in the SottoPelle Method exactly replicate the molecular structure of the hormones produced by the body, so they are not only more effective, but also much safer and free of many of the side effects of synthetics.
Signs that indicate a hormonal imbalance in men include:
Bioidentical hormone treatment for transgender individuals is a medical practice aimed to support the individual’s expression of their gender identity. This type of care typically involves the administration of bioidentical hormones, which are hormones that are engineered and structured identically to the natural hormones produced by humans. This form of therapy is used to induce physical changes in patients who wish to transition or affirm their gender identity.
The goal of bioidentical hormone treatment for transgender individuals is to reduce the symptoms associated with gender dysphoria, such as anxiety and depression, by providing physical changes that reflect the patient's gender identity. The specific hormones prescribed during bioidentical hormone treatments can vary depending on the patient's age, health status, and desired outcome. Common hormones prescribed include testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.
Bioidentical hormone treatments also involve monitoring and adjusting the hormone levels over time to ensure a safe experience with minimal side effects. For transgender men, bioidentical hormone treatment typically involves increasing testosterone levels while decreasing estrogen levels in order to masculinize physical characteristics such as body hair growth, voice deepening, and changes in muscle mass. For transgender women bioidentical hormone treatment usually involves reducing testosterone levels while increasing estrogen levels to feminize their physical attributes.
In addition to providing physical changes that support the individual’s gender identity expression, bioidentical hormone treatment for transgender individuals can come with other health benefits such as improved mental wellbeing due to reduced symptoms of gender dysphoria, and improved overall physical health.
Bioidentical hormone treatment for transgender individuals is a safe and effective way to support the individual’s expression of their gender identity. By carefully monitoring and adjusting hormone levels over time, bioidentical hormone treatments have been found to provide physical changes that reduce symptoms of gender dysphoria while also providing other potential benefits such as improved mental wellbeing and physical health. Ultimately, bioidentical hormone treatment can give individuals the opportunity to transition or affirm their gender with minimal side effects.