What are bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones, or natural hormones, are those that are chemically identical to those produced by the human body. They are made from plant-based ingredients and are used as an alternative to synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones do not carry the same risks as synthetic hormones, and actually provide protection against heart disease and certain hormonal cancers.
Bio-identical hormones can be a good option for people who suffer from hormone imbalances. However, bio-identical hormone treatment can be expensive and it’s not for everyone. There are alternatives to using bio-identical hormones such as diet and lifestyle changes, as well as botanical and herbal medicine. At Bay Wellness, our practitioners will discuss each treatment option with you, so that you can determine the best choice for you.
It’s no secret that women are at a higher risk for hormone imbalance, no matter what their age (symptoms related to the menstrual cycle indicate a hormonal imbalance). And yet, women are still being told that their symptoms are “normal” or that hormonal therapy is the only option to feel “normal” again. Bio-Identical hormone therapy can be a safe, effective option for many women. But is it right for you? Let’s talk about it.