Hormonal imbalance is a major risk factor for many diseases. In restoring an optimal hormonal balance, BHRT – or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – helps reduce the risk of many diseases associated with aging by restoring the hormonal balance. It helps decrease the risk of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, senility, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, tooth loss and impaired vision as well as diabetes. As hormones go hand-in-hand with emotional and mental wellbeing, the restoration of hormone balance with BHRT also helps restore and improve your general wellbeing, mental clarity and emotional stability.
Despite all of these benefits, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is not a magic trick that will reverse the aging process. The goal with BHRT is instead to maintain optimal hormonal levels and thereby to alleviate the symptoms of aging and reduce the risks of diseases associated with aging. Instead of reversing the process of aging, hormonal therapy helps your body function to its optimal capacity. With BHRT, you will experience increased energy and an improvement of sleeping quality. You will also find it easier to lose weight as well as an improved libido and general wellbeing.
To know which hormones to replenish, how to adjust the hormonal levels for optimal results and how to tailor the therapy to every individual, specialized training and education is necessary. Kenneth Wilgers, M.D., of Optimus health Clinic has undergone extensive training in diagnosing, treating, monitoring and adjusting hormone levels for men and women.
Hormonal imbalance is often treated with synthetic instead of bioidentical hormones. Many of the commonly prescribed synthetic hormones introduce foreign substances into the body that can produce potentially dangerous by-products. These by-products can cause a wide array of side effects as well as lead to more serious conditions such as an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, on the other hand, is completely safe and free of the risks associated with synthetic hormones.
BHRT is an increasingly popular alternative to “traditional”, synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Studies have unequivocally shown the long- and short-term health benefits of natural, bioidentical hormone optimization and its reduction of risks associated with aging such as cancer, heart diseases, osteoporosis, stroke, senility and so on.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective treatment as the hormones introduced into the body are biologically identical to the molecular structure of your body’s hormones. BHRT is a completely natural way of achieving optimal hormonal balance and free of the risks associated with synthetic hormones commonly prescribed.
In 2014, several newspapers cited a flawed study that implied negative cardiovascular effects of testosterone treatment. This study was retrospective and poorly designed, and it could not be further from the truth. Numerous studies have documented the beneficial cardiovascular effects of testosterone optimization.
Numerous studies have documented no increased risk of prostate cancer with testosterone supplementation. The well-known Harvard urologist Dr. Abraham Morgentaler has devoted a large part of his career to study this issue and found no increased prostate health risks. Rather, prostate cancer is most commonly contracted later in life, when testosterone levels have significantly declined. The risk for prostate cancer is therefore instead lower with testosterone supplementation.
The hormones typically considered for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at NeoGen Clinic:
- Initial consultation: you meet with our medical professionals to discuss your medical history and that of your family, your wellness goals and health concerns as well as the benefits of BHRT for you.
- Serum level testing of initial hormone levels where we determine whether you suffer from a hormone imbalance and if restoring your hormone balance with BHRT will resolve your health and wellness concerns.
- Follow-up consultation to discuss results and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your situation.
- Hormone prescriptions written and any questions or concerns answered.
- You begin bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
- Repeat serum testing to ensure optimal hormone levels have been obtained.
- Follow-up consultation to discuss results, review the treatment and recommend any necessary changes in the continuing treatment.