Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in the human body, and they are typically synthesized from organic sources such as soy or yam products. Because bioidentical hormones are identical to human hormones, they can be more easily metabolized and accepted into the human body. Both men and women suffer from hormone loss with aging, and bioidentical hormones can provide the benefits of balanced hormones without producing a large number of negative side effects.
In men, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is usually used to supplement low testosterone and deficiencies of male hormones that are due to age related male hormone decline. While hormones can decline at any age, the reduction in hormonal production usually becomes apparent during a man’s 40’s and 50’s. Hormone levels in men begin to fall starting in a man’s 30’s and decline at a rate of around 1% each year. By the time men reach middle age, hormone levels have fallen to all time lows, and men enter into the phase known as andropause. During this phase, men experience numerous symptoms, some of which may include hair loss, muscle atrophy, low libido, anxiety, depression, poor workout performances, reduced stamina and endurance, fatigue, lack of motivation, and erectile dysfunction.Bioidentical hormones can supplement deficient hormones to reduce symptoms and improve overall quality of life for aging men.
In women, bioidentical hormones can help women suffering from the ovarian hormone decline of progesterone and estrogen that occurs during menopause and perimenopause. The phase of perimenopause often occurs in the late thirties or early forties when the ovaries are beginning to produce smaller amounts of estrogen and progesterone, which are the two primary female sex hormones. During perimenopause, women often experience irregular periods, headaches, increased PMS symptoms, migraines, fatigue, increased anxiety, mental fogginess, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and infertility. Bioidentical hormones can help women to reduce the signs and symptoms that are associated with perimenopause.
Women that have passed through perimenopause and entered into menopause have experienced at least twelve consecutive months without a menstrual period, and menopause typically begins in a woman’s late forties or early fifties. During menopause, the ovaries are no longer producing sustainable amounts of estrogen and progesterone, and the responsibility of hormone production is supposed to fall on the adrenal glands. Because most women have burned out their adrenal glands by their 5th decade, the adrenals cannot produce sufficient amounts of female hormones. For this reason, women experience the symptoms of hormone decline, which may include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, anxiety, depression, thinning bones, hair loss, wrinkling skin, sagging breasts, fatigue, poor concentration, and memory loss.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement can help men and women to replenish deficient hormones and derive a multitude of benefits. Women going through perimenopause and menopause and men experiencing andropause can eliminate symptoms and prevent ailments with bioidentical hormone replacement. Salt Lake City Utah Bioidentical Hormones Specialists can replace hormones that the body can no longer produce due to aging and help men and women regain optimal levels of health and wellness.