Our hormones play a vital role in many important functions, including regulating how our organs and systems work. As we age, the production of some of these hormones declines, resulting in an array of symptoms and side effects that can have a major impact on our lives. Some medical conditions and diseases can also cause a decline in hormones. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, works by replacing some of these lost hormones with synthetic (lab-created) substitutes to help us maintain optimal health and normal functioning.
A decline in “female” hormones estrogen and progesterone can cause many different symptoms that can range from mild to severe, including:
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Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that have been developed to be chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. Some types of synthetic hormones have key differences in chemical structure that caused them to act a little differently in the body and also made it difficult for the body to get rid of excess amounts of the hormones, resulting in hormonal buildup and an increased risk for certain conditions and diseases. Because bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to natural hormones, the body “recognizes” them as your own hormones, processing them and eliminating them in the same ways.
Every type of medical treatment has some risks as well as benefits, and balancing those risks and benefits is an important part of any long-term plan of care. Your hormone replacement therapy will be carefully monitored with regular blood testing to ensure just the right amount of hormones for optimal effects and minimal potential risks.
Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time. We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.
For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
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