For many people, the term “golden years” proves a misnomer. Aging reduces the amount of hormones keeping skin firm, the mind sharp and interest in sex ongoing. Through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, normal hormone levels are restored, enabling patients to feel better about various aspects of their health and lives.
Do not confuse bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with standard hormone replacement therapy. The latter – which consists of off-the-shelf products made from pregnant mare’s urine – has been linked to an increase in breast cancer and heart disease. Bioidentical hormones, created specifically for each patient and made from natural vegetative sources, do not pose these risks. They are identical on the molecular level to the natural hormones in a woman’s body.
While benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are many, they boil down to one goal: Improving quality of life. Get in touch with an experienced doctor today to further discuss the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
When estrogen levels drop, so does libido. Resulting vaginal dryness makes sexual intercourse uncomfortable or downright painful. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy restores sex drive and vaginal lubrication.
There is a reason our grandmothers referred to menopause as “the change.” Most women do not mind the end of the menstrual cycle per se, but the changes accompanying menopause can wreak havoc on a woman’s personal and professional life.
Hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, insomnia and cognitive issues are just a few common menopausal side effects. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy relieves these symptoms and makes a woman feel like herself again.
Women who never had a previous issue with their weight may start putting on the pounds post-menopause. Hair starts to thin, and skin becomes dry and wrinkled. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps shed pounds – accompanied by a healthy diet and exercise program – and helps a woman retain a more youthful appearance and attitude.
Depression often accompanies menopause. Some women may experience mood swings, anxiety, irritability, and personality changes. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps enhance mood and makes a woman feel better about herself overall.
Osteoporosis results in bones becoming weaker and fragile. It is known as “the silent epidemic,” because for many women, the first symptom is a broken bone. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps keep bones strong and reduces the odds of sudden breaks.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call Dr. Edward Jacobson’s office today and make an appointment for a consultation.