It is said that we age as our hormones decline, not the other way around.
There is increasing understanding of how hormonal imbalance causes accelerated aging of our skin, our thinking processes and impairs our overall well-being. Most of us who have experienced menopause or have a loved one going through it will know how there is a rapid onset of aging changes in the face and body soon after the menopause. It is not just about the hot flushes – it is about overall aging.
Both men and women may benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement and supplementation therapy (BHRT). Hormone balancing treatment can provide relief from most of the symptoms experienced during the menopause. And it is not just for the menopause, but also for the andropause in men.
Other hormone-related conditions that are known to improve with hormone balancing treatment include premenstrual syndrome (PMS), postnatal depression, endometriosis and menstrual problems.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is not the same as conventional HRT. The chemical structure of Bio-identical hormones is the same as the naturally occurring hormones we produce in our bodies. Bio-identical hormones are derived from diosgenin, a substance which is sourced from Mexican yams. Because they are completely identical in their chemical structure to our own hormones, their effects and benefits are very similar to what we would expect from our own hormones.
Bio-identical hormones can therefore be very beneficial to patients who have a hormone imbalance or have previously tried other hormonal medications, including HRT, and experienced unwanted effects.