Bioidentical Hormones for Women
Historically the traditional medical community has been notoriously callous in its approach to feminine health. For years women suffering from the debilitating symptoms of menopause have been told essentially to “grin and bear it.” But the development of bioidentical hormones for women have changed the playing field. Oprah's praise of this treatment and the dramatic improvement it has brought in her own condition have pushed bioidentical hormones for women into the spotlight.
Bioidentical hormones for women can treat other conditions in women as well. Hormone related issues such as fibroids, PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), endometriosis, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), infertility and postpartum depression have all shown improvement with bioidentical hormone therapy.
What makes bioidentical hormones for women different from traditional hormone replacement therapy? Unlike pharmaceutical hormones, bioidentical hormones are made from plant derivatives, so they match the body's unique chemistry. Wild Yam and soy are often used as the base to create bioidentical hormones. They are still made in a laboratory, but because of their unique nature based formulation they match the bodies chemistry. A bioidentical hormone is identical to the hormones that your body would create on it's own.
There is some controversy due to the fact that the government does not directly regulate bioidentical hormones because they are a natural, rather than pharmaceutical product. This is why it is important to receive bioidentical hormone therapy from a qualified medical professional rather than buying it over the internet. Receiving bioidentical hormone therapy from a health care provider ensures that your treatment will be supported with blood tests, and that the effectiveness of the product and dosage will be closely monitored.
Dr. Robert Berberian, M.D. provides cutting edge approaches to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. In addition to the expertise of Dr. Berbarian, who provides traditional medical services, Dr. Peter Ferraro adds the benefits of chiropractic medicine, which restores balance to the nervous system and supports total wellness. This twofold approach provides dramatic treatment results. Want to hear more? Give Dr. Berberian a call today.