What Are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are chemically created hormones designed to be almost identical to your body’s natural hormones. They are made in regulated Compounding Pharmacies. On any given day, your body’s glands produce chemicals, or hormones, that tell your body how to function. These functions include brain activity, emotional balance, sex drive and the breakdown and storage of foods.
In hormone optimization therapy, bio-identical hormones play a key role. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be delivered in a few ways, including oral/sublingual, transdermal creams, and vaginal and sterile pellet insertion.
Aside from the critical difference from “other hormones” or commonly prescribed “synthetics” — that they more holistically “mimic” our bodies’ hormones — BHRT is also able to be customized for every single patient regarding dose and route, which helps them achieve more successful and sustainable clinical responses, as we have seen time and time again. Typically, serum (sometimes salivary) levels will be monitored periodically and correlated with your symptoms and clinical response to replacement therapy.
The treatment that follows is bespoke for the patient, and is decided via a customized plan made with the doctor and support staff. As always, outcomes may vary, but the goals are the same — to live, age and feel BETTER.
What Is Hormone Optimization (Replacement) Therapy for Women?
As women age, their hormone levels drop, particularly during menopause. This may also happen at a younger age due to surgical depletion (hysterectomy) or trauma or other types of premature depletion. This leaves us imbalanced or deficient and, for most, incredibly symptomatic and not able to experience optimal living.
Hormone optimization therapy helps so many women to fix the hormone imbalances that occur over time. Bio-identical hormones aim to restore levels of chemicals like thyroid hormones and progesterone, among others, to help ameliorate the side effects of hormone imbalances.
Benefits of Hormone Optimization for Women
Are you entering or in the middle of menopause? You’re probably familiar with fatigue, mood swings, weight gain or loss of muscle, brain “fog,” loss of sexual vitality and vaginal dryness. These are all common symptoms of the hormone imbalance caused by menopause. Thankfully, hormone optimization can help. With this process, you can:
- Relieve menopausal symptoms.
- Prevent/improve osteoporosis.
- Decrease your risk of heart disease and inflammatory disease.
- Reduce the risk of dementia and other types of mental imbalance.
- Improve a deteriorating fat/muscle ratio.
- Promote healthy cellular turnover.
- Improve sleep, energy and overall quality of life.
- Restore optimal physical intimacy and health in otherwise healthy relationships.
As a pre-menopausal or menopausal woman, you deserve to start the next chapter of your life focusing on you — a better you.
Hormone optimization is an excellent way to help you feel good and get started on the things you’ve meant to get around to. Pick up new hobbies or challenges, reset your mindset to eat healthier and exercise more, or just start enjoying the nightlife and your relationship(s) again.
It is by no means the “only” action worth taking, but when combined with the foundation of more pure/plant-based eating, exercise consistency and stress reduction practices, it hormone optimization may change your life. Whatever you choose to do, BHRT and hormone optimization will help you get there, better.
Who We Are
U First Health & Rejuvenation Center is a practice dedicated to optimal health and holistic wellness. We strive to improve the lives of our patients with a safe and respectful environment, along with positivity and educational practices.
Alongside her partner, Dr. Anne Lord-Tomas proudly provides female rejuvenation practices and BHRT “wellness plans” for willing and passionate individuals and couples in the Fort Myers area. With 20 years of experience, we’re dedicated to putting you first with sustainable results. She doesn’t promise perfect, but rather “ALL-in” support and genuineness — and even a little fun!
In hormone optimization, you’ll have the opportunity to work with Dr. Anne Lord-Tomas. As a doctor of Osteopathic medicine, she’s prepared to treat your female rejuvenation with a holistic and passionate approach. As a mom of three kids and a certified yoga instructor, she loves connecting with every one of her patients and helping them understand feminine and couples’ empowerment through wholehearted education, connectedness and the art of aging well.
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment
We’re excited to meet you and help you get started on your journey as an empowered woman. To begin the process, fill out our online consultation form or give us a call at 239-266-2925.