Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
IHA is a leader in the safe administration of Bio Identical Hormone Therapy. Bio Identical Hormones are derived from substances obtained from plants that are then converted to molecules identical to our own natural hormones.
The symptoms of hormone decline include:
- Hot flashes
- Mood/anxiety disorders
- Sleep problems
- Weight control problems
- Sexual and libido issues
- Brain fog or cloudiness
Bioidentical hormone therapy can also enhance your overall health by:
- Providing protection against heart disease
- Slowing and preventing osteoporosis (bone loss)
- Enhancing mental acumen
- Increasing concentration
- Decreasing memory loss
- Triggering the growth, healing and repair of tissues
- Optimizing thyroid function
Bioidentical hormones have been studied for over 70 years with evidence that they are safe and effective in treating a number of hormone-related problems that are most commonly associated with menopause, peri-menopause, and andropause (male menopause). Through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, many symptoms of menopause can be reversed!
Although data from the Women’s Health Initiative Study and 11 year follow-up revealed an increased incidence of breast cancer mortality, strokes and blood clots, these findings apply only to Premarin and Provera, which are synthetic hormones; bio-identical hormones were not used in these studies. Interestingly, multiple mouse studies in the 80’s and 90’s have revealed the carcinogenic properties of Provera with respect to breast tissue. Unlike synthetic drugs, bioidentical hormone therapy uses hormone molecules that have been synthesized into human identical hormones, which are already in and recognized by our bodies.
Synthetic regimens deliver a "one size fits all" approach that is not conducive to properly treating hormonal issues, where our team utilizes compounding pharmacies that create bioidentical hormones, made specifically for each patient. Through personal medical history evaluations and blood analysis, our medical team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you stop suffering and start living!
Bioidentical hormone therapy can be administered in different ways; through creams, which are rubbed into the skin, through sublingual troches, or hormone pellets (note link to content on hormone pellet therapy), tiny rice grain-sized pellets that are inserted underneath the skin. In addition, males have an option of intramuscular injection.
To see if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you, please click here to schedule an appointment or call (561) 886-0976.