Is Hormone Replacement Dangerous?

December 13, 2018

Getting Down to the Bottom of Synthetic vs. Natural Hormones

What Are Hormones, Exactly?

Natural hormones are our body’s best motivators, snapping our organs into action where we need it most. Hormones play an important role in our mood, immune system, energy level, and more. Although they are often talked about in regards to females, hormones are essential for male health as well, and both men and women can be affected by a hormone imbalance at some point in their life.

When your natural hormones are out of whack, your whole life follows suit. Typically occurring in middle-aged adults, hormone imbalances can result in low libido, low energy, weight gain, depression and more. To combat these imbalances, you may have heard of hormone replacement therapy being used. However, you may wonder about synthetic vs. natural hormones, and which method is the most beneficial.

 Synthetic vs. Natural Hormones

 Synthetic hormones have long been seen as a useful alternative to natural hormones and are frequently prescribed in the Western medical community. Used to treat the symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause, synthetic hormones are commonly made with equine estrogen and progestins in order to mimic natural hormones.

Synthetic hormones may work at first and be a great band-aid solution when you’re not feeling your best. Unfortunately, they come with their own list of risks, including heart attack, stroke, blood clots and increased vulnerability to breast cancer. And the list has only grown longer as more studies have been done.

Thankfully, more and more men and women are turning to natural hormone replacement, otherwise known as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), to treat their needs. BHRT uses plant estrogens to produce hormones that are chemically identical to the ones found in your body. This approach has been shown to reduce the major symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. This safe and natural option is an amazing way to start feeling better--without the fear of health risks.

Natural Hormones at MedStudio

At MedStudio,we are proud to offer BHRT as one of our hormone replacement therapy options. Our experienced staff are passionate about bringing exceptional care to those going through hormonal changes due to perimenopause, menopause and more.

Don’t let a hormone imbalance mess with your quality of life. Visit MedStudio to test your hormone levels,talk to professionals and try out BHRT. Better days are ahead with MedStudio.Come see for yourself!

Give us a call today at 952-807-0415 to schedule a consultation at our Oakdale or Minnetonka clinics, or to simply learn more.