They are natural hormones, identical to those normally produced in your own body. Examples are the estrogens: estrone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone, progesterone, the thyroid hormones: T2, T3, and T4, the adrenal hormones: DHEA, Cortisol, and Aldosterone, Growth Hormone, Insulin, and many others.
Bioidentical hormones stand in contrast to synthetic hormones such as Premarin, PremPro, Methyltestosterone, Progestins, bodybuilding steroids, and the various birth control pills. Synthetic hormones often carry significant adverse effects such as increased risks for cancer and blood clots while bioidenticals, when used at the proper doses, via the correct route and in the correct combinations, are generally safe and beneficial to the human body. Of course every patient is unique and their regimen must take into account their medical history.
When it comes to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), hormones are engineered for each patient’s specific needs – there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” treatment. Your BHRT is a molecule for molecule match to the hormones your body produces naturally – your body cannot distinguish between hormones found in BHRT and those produced by the body.
BHRT hormones are derived from all natural substances such as yams and soy plants. There are no synthetic or unnatural ingredients meaning BHRT is the purest form of hormone replacement known.
Vivacity Life Center uses the most advanced tests available to monitor hormone levels; these include saliva tests, blood tests, and urine tests. In addition, we can check genetic variations and detoxification pathways to make sure you are using your hormones correctly.
BHRT must be used in conjunction with proper nutrition, exercise, and diet when administering hormones to achieve optimal results. For this reason, all of our patients receive a nutritional, fitness, and diet regimen to follow while on BHRT.
We are located in beautiful downtown Stamford, CT and provide top quality bio-identical hormone replacement therapy services to the residents of the NY-NJ-CT tri-state region and beyond.
If you’re ready to find out if BHRT is right for you, please call us right now to speak with one of our knowledgeable patient care coordinators at 203-614-8600