As our bodies age, hormone levels decrease over time. By replacing the body's natural hormones to achieve the normal, balanced levels we had in our youth, physicians have been able to turn back the clock on the aging process. Helping patients prevent age-related illnesses, reverse biological age, extend life expectancy, and significantly improve the quality of ensuing years is what has been accomplished through natural hormone replacement therapy. Both men and women are subject to these symptoms. In females it is known as menopause/perimenopause, and in males it is known as andropause.
(Note: Symptoms and results may vary between individuals)
Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are structurally identical to the hormones we produce in our own bodies. Because they are identical, these hormones mimic the exact chemistry occurring naturally in the body. The body produces (or previously produced) these same hormones, so there are much fewer, if any, negative side effects.
The term bio-identical has basically become a catch-all phrase for anything that is not a synthetic hormone. It is commonly applied to look-alike molecules derived from "natural" plants that are substituted for our own endogenously-produced hormone molecules. Natural or bio-identical hormones are made in a laboratory by converting natural plant compounds from wild yams and soybeans into chemical molecules identical to those made in the human body for 17-beta estradiol, progesterone, or testosterone.
These sources of plant hormones mimic the chemical structure of hormones produced by the human body. The premise is that the body cannot distinguish between synthetic bio-identical hormones and the hormones female ovaries produce naturally.
Bio-identical hormones are available in standardized tablets, patches, compounded creams, gels and injectable prescriptions.
At Tampa Rejuvenation, our medical team will prescribe a customized hormone balancing program, should your initial tests indicate a deficiency. Hormone Replacement Therapy, along with a regimen of exercise and proper nutrition, will enable you to achieve a younger and healthier state of well-being.
To discuss if hormone therapy is right for you, along with factors associated with your personal risk, contact us today for a FREE consultation!