Our body’s hormones are like a messenger system as the chemicals in our body send signals throughout the entire body. Our body’s hormones control factors like mood, growth, body hair and more. For some people their body may produce too little of the needed hormones or their hormones may be out of balance. Often hormone therapy is needed to bring balance to the person’s hormones. Skin And Body Refinery would like to share how Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) works to bring balance to your hormones and improve quality of life.
How Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
Hormones are chemicals produced from your body’s endocrine glands. The glands release these hormones straight into the bloodstream which carries the hormones throughout the entire body. Hormones influence the body in many ways. Hormones control bodily functions such as metabolism, reproduction, growth and sexual function. When the body doesn’t have enough of the various hormones it makes, it is difficult for the body to function properly. When the body is not functioning properly due to hormone imbalance, it can lead to mood swings and weight gain. Quality of daily life is often affected simply due to imbalanced hormones. To help improve day to day life, the body’s hormones must be put back into balance. This is where Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy comes into the scene. Bioidentical hormones are a manmade hormone that is similar to your body’s real or natural hormones. Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones your body makes. There are a lot of ways Bioidentical hormones are delivered to the body. They come in many different forms like pills, creams, gels, and injections. You may even have read lots of articles suggesting you can get many of these hormones from eating yam and soybeans. However, to make a difference in your body, you will need to eat a lot of yams and soybeans. It is not recommended if your hormones are greatly out of balance to rely on yams and soybeans. You, of course, should eat foods that aid in your hormone development.
What to Expect when Taking Bioidentical Hormones
If you have been diagnosed with hormone deficiency or hormone imbalance, you will need to decide if you want to begin BHRT. Hormone imbalance is not a life threatening problem. Your doctor may suggest you get BHRT or allow you to deal with the symptom how you feel is best for you. Some people fear the unexpected and do not know how BHRT will affect them. There are a number of positive effects of BHRT. However, there are some side affects to be aware of as well.
What are the Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help relieve a number of symptoms such as:
• Weight Gain and Low Energy
• Mood Swings and Memory Loss
• Difficultly Sleeping, Night Sweats and Hot Flashes
• Decreased Interest in Sex and Vaginal Dryness
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help improve a number of symptoms and improve quality of life. Where many patients report improvement there are some side effects that some may experience. Some of these side effects are bloating, tender breasts, and some people may even gain weight. Every person responds differently, which is why BHRT should be done under the guidance and supervision of a professional.