If you have been considering bio-identical hormones in Seattle, you may wonder about the benefits of this type of hormone replacement therapy. You may also wonder about the difference between traditional, synthetic hormone replacement therapy and bio-identical.
There are two major differences between synthetic hormone replacement therapy and bio-identical hormone therapy. The first is that synthetic hormones are similar to the ones your body creates, while bio-identical hormones are chemically indistinguishable. In fact, many synthetic hormones are roughly only 30% the same as the hormones your body produces.
The second difference is with the dosage method. Bio-identical hormones are compounded just for you, so your doctor controls exactly how much of the hormone you are receiving and can adjust according to your specific bloodwork. Synthetic hormones are prescribed through mainstream pharmacies, and dosages cannot be adjusted so precisely.
If you are considering bio-identical hormone therapy, some of the reported benefits are increased energy, increased sex drive, ability to lose weight, a decrease of anxiety and depression, overall better mood, less hot flashes, and increased muscle strength. These are just a few of the potential benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. These benefits could change your quality of life, and give you renewed vigor in areas you may be lacking.
If any of these benefits appeal to you or address some of the symptoms you are experiencing, it may be work a conversation with your health care provider to see if you should have your bloodwork done and then investigate which bio-identical hormones you may need to improve your quality of life.
To learn more about your options for bio-identical hormones in Seattle, please contact our Le Visage Wellness Center & Spa at (425) 905-2410.