Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are male and female sex hormones manufactured from yams and soy, and have similar molecular structure to our "endogenous" hormones. These are therefore easily recognized and used in the body through the natural hormone receptors. Synthetic hormones are chemically manufactured to replicate hormones - we do not recommend or use synthetic hormones at the Houston Wellness Clinic due to long term serious health risks.
Why Take Bioidentical Hormones?
It is of importance to recognize that all people, male and female have gradual reduction in the sex hormones as they age. In order to prevent accelerated aging, the supplementation of hormones has a number of advantages, in particular, the prevention of osteoporosis, the aging of skin, the reduction in muscle mass, the feeling of well-being, the prevention of one of the causes of loss of short-term memory, the retention of libido, and in men the ability to perform sexually. The bio-identical estrogen is also combined in such a way to decrease the proliferation of breast cells and uterine cells. The addition of progesterone also has anti-cancer properties (as opposed to synthetic hormones that have an increased risk of cancer of the breast/uterus/prostate).
"After reviewing my medical history Dr. Allibone noticed my sister died of breast cancer and asked me why I was taking Premarin... After a few weeks on the bio-identical hormones I was feeling better and my hot flashes were down to a minimum which was something I had not experienced in 12 years..." - Patricia M