Bioidentical Hormones Explained
Bozeman Montana Bioidentical Hormones Clinic, The Vital Life provides treatments the help patients achieve the best quality of life and vitality. At the helm of the clinic is Michael Lang, N.D., ABHRT, an experienced physician who has been prescribing Bioidentical Hormones for more than a decade to the residents of Bozeman, Belgrade, Livingston, and the surrounding Montana communities.
Using Bioidentical Hormones in a preventative program is safe, well researched, and cost-effective treatment for those men and women proactive enough to enhance the quality of their lives.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the glands in our bodies. Hormones secrete from our glands in much the same way that sweat secretes from the pores on our skin. As hormones are released into the bloodstream, they travel to tissues and organs where they bind to specific receptor sites.
Receptor sites and hormones send messages throughout the body to perform various functions that are critical to keeping our bodies at optimum health. A balanced flow of hormones keeps us healthy and lengthens our lifespans. With age, this healthy, balanced flow of hormones can deteriorate and, in some cases, stop all together.
Hormones levels can drastically decrease as we get older, wreaking havoc on our bodies and resulting in accelerated symptoms of aging. Hormone Therapy works to reestablish the way the body sends messages to organs to keep them healthy. It also helps return hormone levels to their original balance and strength. Both men and women can experience the challenges and discomforts of an imbalanced endocrine system, as well as the long-term health benefits that come with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Dry skin
- Excessive weight gain
- Facial hair growth
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Irregular/missed periods
- Low libido
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Uterine fibroids
- Adult acne
- Breast enlargement
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sperm count
- Low thyroid symptoms
- Lowered libido
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Prostate inflammation
- Rapid weight loss
- Reduced muscular strength
- Water retention
How are Bioidentical Hormones Better than Synthetic Hormones?
Synthetic hormones have extra molecules that are not recognized by the body, so they are not broken down as easily by the body’s enzymes. The body has an easier time assimilating Bioidentical Hormones because they are identical in molecular structure to the hormones made in the body. This allows them to be quickly accepted and used by the body.
Bioidentical Hormones fit like a lock and key with the body’s cell receptors. Because Bioidentical Hormones are an exact fit to cell receptors and they mimic the body’s hormones, most patients do not experience unpleasant side effects.
Additionally, Bioidentical Hormones can be dosed to meet exact and specific needs. Previous forms of hormone therapies prescribed the same dosage to different patients. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Lang, determines each person’s current and optimal levels, and creates a treatment program specifically tailored to that person’s needs. Ongoing monitoring and dosing adjustments are made so optimal health can be maintained.
Because of the expert care and ongoing support provided during their journey to optimal health, patients travel from Belgrade, Livingston and other areas in the Bozeman, MT area to visit Bozeman Montana Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Michael Lang, N.D., ABHRT, and his skilled team at The Vital Life clinic.