9c8ebc5c04c5d95fa4fce04370590736Are you wondering if your hormones are causing your symptoms?

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms: Fatigue, Forgetfulness, Sadness, Irritability, Less Enthusiasm, Less Interest in Sex, Erectile Dysfunction, Weight Gain, Arthritis Pain, Feeling Old, Insomnia, Sweats, or Hot Flashes?

Could Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Be Your Answer?


Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy— Safe, Natural, Medically Supervised

Heart and Soul, our providers work with women and men to create comprehensive, preventive treatment programs using bioidentical hormone therapy combined with proper nutrition and exercise. This integrated, medical/lifestyle approach helps alleviate the pain and suffering caused by conditions such as menopause (and signs of early menopause), perimenopause, PMS, stress induced adrenal fatigue, and andropause (male menopause).

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

As the name indicates, bioidentical hormones are identical in structure to the natural hormones produced in the human body. Though bioidentical hormones are produced in a lab from plant matter, their molecular structures are modified to be exact replicas of your body’s natural hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetic hormones, produced from animals (often pigs and horses), which are foreign to the human body. Because the hormones that are naturally produced in humans are different than those produced in animals, your body often views these animal hormones as foreign, which can create an immune response and side effects. Your body views bioidentical hormones as similar to hormones it produces itself and is thus considered a safe and effective alternative.

Some examples of bioidentical hormones used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that Heart and Soul may choose to prescribe include: progesterone, estrodiol, testosterone, DHEA, melatonin, thyroid hormones, or others as needed. These natural hormones may be administered by various means including pellets, creams, gels, pills, injections or skin patches. Here at Heart and Soul we will work with you to determine which method is best for you.

An Integrated Lifestyle Approach to Natural Hormone Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is one of the many tools Heart and Soul may use when optimizing a person’s wellbeing. Hormones regulate nearly every metabolic process in your body, thus, BHRT is widely used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism which are responsible for your body’s metabolism. When your hormones are not properly balanced, your metabolic functions can be affected resulting in symptoms, reduction in quality of life, and if not treated, ultimately disease. It also becomes much more difficult for your body to benefit from optimized nutrition and fitness. With a healthy lifestyle comprised of regular exercise and a well balanced diet, bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) can be a great adjunct to a preventive health strategy.

For more information about BHRT, call 830-693-Well (9355) or contact us online.