Hormones are essential to life. They are the messengers that tell our bodies what to do, and when to do it. And without them we cease to live.
Most people think of menopausal women when the subject of hormone replacement comes up, and with good reason. And, many people have heard of the Women’s Health Study, and the dire results of synthetic hormone replacement. Understandably, there is a lot of confusion regarding hormone replacement, what it really is, if it is safe, and how it could benefit them.
First, let’s define what bioidentical hormones really are. Bioidentical hormones are manufactured from natural substances to resemble human hormones as closely as possible. The best way to use bioidentical hormones is in a manner that mimics the way your body would produce them, in the amounts your body would produced them.
Dr. Jeffrey Dach has written an excellent article on the importance of bioidentical hormones. I highly recommend that you read his article here.
When your body undergoes stress, your hormones can be affected in detrimental ways. Lack of these important hormones can show up in numerous symptoms, such as:
- Belly Fat
- Persistent Weight Gain
- Hot Flashes
- Low Libido
- Brain Fog
- Poor Blood Sugar Control
- Digestive Problems
- Poor Sleep
- Aches and Pains
- Losing Hair
- Cold Hands and Feet
- and many more
If you see yourself in the above list of symptoms, it is possible that you have imbalanced hormones. If you have four or more of the above, it might be a good idea to have your hormones tested. Bioidentical hormones combined with targeted nutritional support can make life a much nicer, and calmer experience.