What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are exact molecular copies of hormones created and metabolized naturally by the human body. Bioidentical hormones produce the same physiologic responses as our body’s natural hormones. This allows for maximum results and less side effects. At the Harding Anti-Aging Center, we prescribe bioidentical hormones”many times in the form of a pill, cream, or patch”to patients that have low or unbalanced hormone levels.
Synthetic or Natural Hormones?
Pharmaceutical companies are constantly trying to mimic and recreate nature. For your entire life your body has created hormones that have kept you at peak performance. Now as your hormone levels have started to fluctuate, why would you consider switching to a synthetic man-made hormone? These man-made hormones are NOT exact molecular copies of your natural hormones. In order for a pharmaceutical company to patent a molecular structure they have to show how it is different from other structures already in existence. Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to your body’s hormone structure which allows your body to utilize the hormones naturally.
Hormone Levels As We Age
Hormone imbalance is one of the leading causes of fatigue, weight gain, depression, sexual dysfunction, and many other life changing symptoms. Menopause (female hormone imbalance) and Andropause (male hormone imbalance) are stages with the most dramatic hormonal changes. Dr. Harding who is a board certified Anti-Aging Medicine physician has the advanced training necesssary to monitor and balance hormone levels. You never have to experience the signs of hormone imbalance in the first place or ever again.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
By restoring optimal hormone levels combined with targeted diet, exercise, and nutrition, our patients don”‘t just look good, they feel great. Harding Anti-Aging Center patients typically experience increased energy, enhanced sex drive, increased muscle mass, decreased body fat, a lowered risk of degenerative diseases, a sharpened memory, improved cognitive function, and other life enhancing improvements.
A Precise Hormone Panel Means Precise Hormone Balance and Hormone Replacement
At the Harding Anti-Aging Center we offer an Elite Executive Health Evaluation to open a window to your individual physiology, from metabolism to endocrine function and beyond. We thoroughly evaluate all of your hormone levels using sophisticated endocrine diagnostic testing, and then your anti-aging physician will assess your individual needs and customize a personal medical plan specifically for you.
As part of your Elite Executive Health Evaluation, Harding Anti-Aging sends your hormone panel to the most sophisticated endocrine diagnostic labs in the world. Each laboratory is selected based on rigorous credentials and excellence in their specific field. The quality of information these labs provide allows Dr. Deborah Harding to assess your individual hormone levels and requirements. Dr. Harding understands that each individual’s hormonal profile is as unique as his/her own fingerprints. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. The prescription that Dr. Deborah Harding writes for you is given to trained pharmacists who combine the exact bioidentical hormones and amounts you require into a single formulation.
Bioidentical Hormone Scientific Research Links
Conclusion of Following Paper: ”"¦there is currently sufficient evidence to support their (Bioidentical Hormones) preferred use over that of their synthetic cousins.”
Full Text PDF : A Comprehensive Review of the Safety and Efficacy of Bioidentical Hormones for the Management of Menopause
and Related Health Risks Altern Med Rev. 2006 Sep;11(3):208-23., Moskowitz D.
Conclusion of Following Paper: Physiological data and clinical outcomes demonstrate that bioidentical hormones are associated with lower risks, including the risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, and are more efficacious than their synthetic and animal-derived counterparts.
The bioidentical hormone debate: are bioidentical hormones (estradiol, estriol, and progesterone) safer or more efficacious than commonly used synthetic versions in hormone replacement therapy?, Postgrad Med. 2009 Jan;121(1):73-85. Holtorf K.