Bio-Identical Hormonal Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical hormones have the same chemical structure as hormones that are made by the human body. The key to natural or bio-identical versus synthetic is the molecular structure of the hormone. In order for a replacement hormone to fully replicate the function of hormones which were originally naturally produced and present in the human body, the chemical structure must exactly match the original. The goal of any hormone replacement therapy should be to provide an adequate supply of the deficient hormone in a form that is as close as possible to that which the body originally produced, therefore resulting in normal physiologic effects. Every person is unique. Therefore, it is a sensible approach for your anti aging medicine physician and his patients to work together to customize hormone replacement therapy.
The precise components of each person’s therapy needs to be determined after a physical examination, patient’s medical history, symptoms and laboratory testing. The therapy may include some of the following: