As we get older, our hormone levels decline, causing a reduction in energy, mood, sex drive and memory. Low hormones also frequently lead to insomnia and impaired ability to lose weight. Bio-identical hormone therapy replaces the necessary hormones that your body is now producing at a slower rate, returning your body to optimal health.
What is Bio Identical Hormone Therapy?
Bio-identical hormones are produced from plants and precisely match the human hormones made naturally within the body. The difference between Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is that HRT is comprised of synthetic and/or animal derived hormones that are not structurally identical to your own natural hormones. HRT has also been linked to serious side-effects such as breast cancer and blood clots. BHRT has a long history of safe and successful use, specifically in Europe where it has been used for over 60 years.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
- Weight gain (especially abdomen/hips)
- Hot flashes or night sweats
- Anxiety / Depression / Irritability
- Sleep disturbances
- Lack of focus
- Poor memory
- Low libido
- Urinary tract infections
- Vaginal dryness
- Menstrual cycle irregularities
- Heavy periods
- Menstrual cramps
- Fibroids / Endometriosis
- Bone loss
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The practitioners at Health Momentum are qualified to assess your hormone levels and to determine if BHRT is right for you. In order to get an accurate measurement of your hormonal levels, non-invasive, salivary hormone testing is recommended. The test kit can be picked up directly at Health Momentum and can be conveniently completed at home. Once we receive your results, we can create a personalized treatment plan incorporating nutrition and exercise that will suit the BHRT prescription.