Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is an effective way to heal your endocrine system and bring balance back to your body. Age is one of the most common reason people experience hormonal imbalance, but there are many other reasons you may be feeling the uncomfortable symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
By exploring the root cause of your discomfort, Charlottesville Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Doctor, Ina Grundmann, M.D., at Virginia Integrative Practice in Charlottesville Virginia, can make connections between multiple symptoms and any hormonal imbalance you may be experiencing. Addressing these symptoms at their root cause means more energy, more confidence, more control over your life and a stronger immune system.
Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are created from plant-based extracts. The hormones found in soy and yam are nearly identical to the hormonal structures that exists in the human body. Because of their matching cellular structures, many patients find that their bodies metabolize these natural hormones faster and easier and experience less side effects.
The benefits for women are significant, and can include:
Hormones play a major role in helping bones absorb calcium and other important nutrients that help them to stay strong. Reduced levels of important hormones can lead to brittle and porous bones, which increase the risk for fractures. Broken bones are a major source of permanent debilitation in the elderly; however, restoring hormonal balance can help bones to stay strong and potentially prevent osteoporosis.
Lower Risk of Breast and Uterine Cancer
Imbalances between estrogen and progesterone can lead to estrogen dominance. While estrogen promotes tissue growth, progesterone inhibits it, and if levels of progesterone are too low, it cannot counterbalance the effects of estrogen. Balancing estrogen and progesterone proportions can reduce the risk of developing estrogen dominance and excess tissue growth in the breast and uterus, which lowers the probability of developing breast or uterine cancer.
Reduced Blood Pressure
Hormone levels can often affect the body’s metabolism and the way that blood flows through the veins. Often women with lower hormone levels suffer from high blood pressure; restoring hormone levels with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to reduce hypertension and improve blood flow.
Increased Insulin Effectiveness
Secreted in the pancreas, insulin works to balance blood sugar; however, in people who eat high sugar diets, the body is forced to release higher levels of insulin. The constant presence of insulin in the blood begins to reduce the body’s sensitivity to it, and eventually, the body may stop recognizing that it is there, rendering it ineffective. Balancing hormone levels can increase insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk for developing Type II Diabetes.
Decreased Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Estrogen plays a large role in the detoxification of the brain, which is why lower levels of estrogen can increase the risk for the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Pregnenolone, an adrenal hormone, helps to protect communication between brain cell receptors, which can improve both long and short-term memory.
Improved Cardiovascular Function
Estrogen works to improve blood flow, which can help to protect women from developing blockages in the arteries and reduce the risk for heart attacks. Having balanced testosterone levels can also play a role in healthy heart function. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to improve blood flow and increase cardiovascular health.
Lower Risk of Strokes
Strokes are typically caused when the blood flow to the brain becomes blocked. The aftermath of a stroke can lead to months of rehabilitation and debilitating effects. Because hormones work to maintain smooth blood flow, regaining hormonal balance may help to reduce the risk of having a stroke.
Other Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones Include:
- Healthier Sleep Cycles
- Reduced Body Fat
- Improved Sexual Function
- More Energy
- Increased Mental Clarity
- More Stamina and Endurance
- Balanced Moods
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to bring back life to your body by restoring the hormones to optimum balance. Charlottesville Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Expert, Ina Grundmann, M.D., uses bioidentical hormones, which are exact molecular copies of the hormones produced within our bodies. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a safe, natural, and effective method of treating a wide range of medical conditions.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been practiced for over 70 years, and has been successful in treating women’s health conditions. Another benefit of using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is its capabilities to aid in reducing the risks of certain diseases, such as osteoporosis, liver and heart disease. These healing capabilities are only one of the many benefits of using bioidentical hormones to ease your aging process.