The benefits of bioidentical hormones far outweigh the risks. Bioidentical hormones are most commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women and men, such as hot flashes, night sweats, loss of libido, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, and irritability. Many doctors believe that women and men who opt for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) instead of undergoing conventional (synthetic) hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will experience fewer adverse reactions. The side effects of BHRT are usually mild if present at all.
Some of the benefits of using bioidentical hormones include:
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis and improved bone density
- Reduced incidence of hot flashes and vaginal dryness
- Better maintenance of muscle mass and strength
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of endometrial and breast cancer
- Reduced risk of depression
- Improved sleep
- Better mood, concentration and memory
- Improved libido
- Reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
Many patients opt for BHRT because it is not a one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare. Each bioidentical hormone prescription is custom-compounded, based on each patient's individual diagnostic results, making bioidentical hormones safer and more effective in comparison to conventional (synthetic) hormones.
BodyLogicMD affiliated practitioners provide state-of-the-art blood, urine, and saliva testing in order to accurately assess each patient's hormone levels. Based on this evaluation, the BodyLogicMD affiliated practitioner partners with the patient to review labs, symptoms, and lifestyle factors in an effort to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. The highly trained experts of BodyLogicMD have helped tens of thousands of women and men achieve hormone balance and improve overall health, through tailored treatment plans that may include a combination of bioidentical hormone therapy, targeted supplementation, lifestyle strategies, and other advanced therapies.