Your hormones play a major role in how the cells of your body communicate with one another. These hormones also perform other important functions like regulating your metabolic rate, facilitating proper digestion, controlling your moods, and even determining how your body grows. Naturally, even the slightest imbalance in the level of the body’s hormones can have a series of adverse impacts. This is why in cases of hormonal imbalance, people take the help of hormone replacement therapy. A variation of this, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is becoming more popular these days, and for good reason.
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bio-identical hormone replacement is a kind of therapy that involves the use of hormones that are on the same molecular level as the hormones that are naturally produced by the body. These hormones are used to rectify and treat imbalances in the body’s natural hormonal levels. The appeal of bio-identical hormones is that, unlike other hormone regulation procedures that use synthetic hormones, this therapy uses hormones that are structurally identical to your body’s natural hormones.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are hormones that have chemical structures that are identical to the body’s own hormones. These hormones are generally derived from natural sources and then developed in a laboratory. These hormones and the body’s own natural ones are structurally, and therefore chemically, alike.
How Do Bio-Identical Hormones Differ From Synthetic Hormones?
The hormones used in bio-identical hormone replacement are a better replacement for the body’s natural hormones that other synthetic hormones. This is because unlike bio-identical hormones, synthetic hormones do not have a structure that is entirely identical to natural hormones. They are similar, yes, but not the same. This results in minor chemical differences that may cause synthetic hormones to react differently when introduced into the body, thus producing different effects.
What Conditions Can Be Treated Using This Therapy?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can be used for the benefit of both men and women as it can resolve a wide variety of gender-specific as well as general issues. Conditions ranging from menopause in women to andropause in men can be managed or resolved using bio-identical hormones.
If you have any queries about the treatment, simply talk to the experts at The Metabolic Institute in Spokane during an initial consultation. We would be more than happy to evaluate your case and determine if this therapy can work for you. Contact us today to book an appointment.