Myths of Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Navigating the complex world of hormonal imbalances can be daunting. If you’ve been considering hormone replacement therapy but are hesitant due to prevailing myths, here at Vitality we can provide clarity around how to safely determine if you are a candidate for BHRT- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

At Vitality our team of Naturopathic Doctors specializes in alleviating symptoms of hormone imbalance using tailor-made bioidentical hormone formulas. Dr Judy debunks some myths and highlights the truths about hormone replacement therapy:

Myth 1: Hormone replacement therapy isn’t safe.

Truth: BHRT (Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) is considered safe. Concerns around hormone therapy use arose from one study suggesting a link between HRT (synthetic hormones) and cancer or heart disease risks. Yet, the participants’ health was already compromised. At Vitality we don’t use synthetic hormones. The bioidentical hormones utilized at Vitality are derived from plants, resembling human hormones, which generally makes them more acceptable to the body.

Myth 2: Living with hormonal imbalances is a healthier choice.

Truth: Ignoring hormonal imbalances can detrimentally impact health. Symptoms can range from insomnia, mood disorders, and weight gain to severe conditions like osteoporosis, heart disease and dementia. At Vitality we use blood and urine tests to diagnose and create tailored treatment plans using bioidentical hormones. We always focus on safety use of hormones by also testing how the patient metabolizes hormones.

Myth 3: All hormone therapies are identical.

Truth: Your hormone therapy should be customized based on your unique needs. At Vitality, the therapy’s success is regularly monitored, aiming for benefits like improved sleep, enhanced mood, better skin health, and increased energy, among others.

Myth 4: Hormone therapy is age and gender restricted.

Truth: BHRT benefits both men and women at all ages. It can benefit younger men/women as well as older individuals, especially those who experience early or late menopause/andropause, those who have had a hysterectomy or suffer from hormone deficiencies. It acts as a supplement for naturally produced hormones.

Myth 5: Bioidentical hormone therapy lacks credibility.

Truth: Many BHRT forms are FDA-approved, sourced from certified compounded laboratories. BHRT’s uniqueness lies in its customization based on individual needs, offering numerous advantages over standard prescription medications. At Vitality we employ a scientific approach to address the root causes of hormonal imbalances instead of merely suppressing symptoms. We focus on diet, gut health, detox pathways and supporting vitamin deficiencies as part of our plan to restore hormonal health, for both men and women.

For a more comprehensive understanding of hormone replacement therapy and to evaluate if it’s suitable for you, contact us to set up a complimentary appointment.

To happy hormones,

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