5 Reasons Bioidentical Hormones May Benefit You

During menopause, production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone drops off. And the symptoms caused by this disruption ― such as hot flashes and bloating ― can range from mildly unpleasant to debilitating. Fortunately, bioidentical hormones can replace these lost hormones and help relieve any symptoms.

The compassionate experts at The Ob-Gyn Center in Las Vegas offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT). They can give you a thorough evaluation and give you a custom plan to help you.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are chemically identical to your body’s hormones. They’re created from plant or animal sources, making them safe and all-natural. When your body stops producing estrogen and progesterone in the quantities it once did, these replacement hormones can fill in the gap and help you feel normal again.  

Bioidentical hormones can be taken in a number of ways, including creams, gels, pills, patches, and injections. When you come to The Ob-Gyn Center, we can go over the options and help you decide which is best for you.

Candidates for bioidentical hormones

If you’re nearing menopause or think you might be in perimenopause, you may be a candidate. As soon as your ovaries begin producing less estrogen, you’re in perimenopause. You may have noticed:

5 reasons to learn more about bioidentical HRT

Getting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at The Ob-Gyn Center can have many benefits.

1. Strengthen bones

Estrogen helps prevent bone loss. Unfortunately, menopause causes your body to decrease its estrogen production. That’s why, as we age, we naturally begin to lose bone strength and density, which can lead to osteoporosis. Because menopause and osteoporosis are closely linked, bioidentical HRT is an effective solution.

2. Keep romance alive

One of the symptoms of menopause is that it can affect your sex drive. By replacing lost hormones with identical ones, you won’t have to worry about a decrease in your love life. A boost in hormones can also reduce discomfort during intercourse.

3. Improve skin

With menopause, you may notice your skin becoming dryer or your face beginning to show more wrinkles. Bioidentical HRT has been shown to improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles.

4. No more night sweats

Science hasn’t yet figured out why our bodies experience hot flashes after it stops producing as much estrogen. Some think it’s because the body’s thermostat, the hypothalamus, becomes more sensitive to temperature changes as estrogen production diminishes. By replacing your lost hormones with bioidentical hormones, you can find relief from one of the most annoying symptoms of menopause. 

5. Ease painful symptoms

Besides being an effective treatment for hot flashes and night sweats, bioidentical hormones can ease painful symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, itching, and burning. Your vaginal lining ages with the rest of your body. As estrogen levels drop, it can lose elasticity and become dryer. However, bioidentical HRT can replenish your hormones to help prevent this painful problem.

If you’re struggling with menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms and want to see if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you, book an appointment over the phone with The Ob-Gyn Center today.

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