Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural substances that have identical molecular structures to hormones produced in the human body. The effects of your body’s own hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA can thus be duplicated to some extent, helping to relieve symptoms caused due to reducing hormone levels that occurs in middle age.
In a recent survey conducted of more than 1000 women aged 40 and above, 83% preferred to use hormones that were very much like their body’s own hormones. In addition, bioidentical hormones can be compounded together in unique combinations to meet each woman’s specific need.
The decline in hormone levels in men occurs more gradually starting around age 30 and dropping by 1% every year. It has been estimated that about 40% of men between ages 54 and 64 have testosterone levels at the lower limit of normal. Declining testosterone levels can increase the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Bioidentical hormones in men can help reduce these risks.
The possible benefits of bioidentical hormones include: