Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses customized blends of hormones that are molecularly identical to those your body already produces. Many conventional, pharmaceutical products are made from synthetic chemicals — for instance, did you know Premarin ™ is derived from pregnant mare’s urine? These hormones are made for horses, not humans. On the other hand, using the Bioidentical approach, we prescribe hormones that are identical to the ones your body already produces. The practitioners at Integrative Health Center of Maine perform extensive testing on their patients to see which hormones are out of balance. These chemical imbalances cause the symtpoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause, as well as andropause (low testosterone) in males. Using high-quality compounding pharmacies, BHRT practitioners custom order hormone prescriptions to achieve a healthy balance. This may prevent or slow some diseases of aging, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, loss of lean muscle mass, dementia, etc. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is gaining more attention from the media and the scientific community, recently featured on Oprah Winfrey [See this link.] and in several books by Suzanne Somers [See this link.].
Other health issues such as hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue respond very well to the Bioidentical approach. BHRT practitioners can often get to the root cause of why the thyroid is sluggish, why the adrenal glands are tired. Rather than simply covering up symptoms with a pharmaceutical drug, we attempt to fix the problem using natural methods. Come see one of the practitioners at Integrative Health Center of Maine and see how good you can feel!