Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy Chicago
The decline of hormone levels in the body is a primary factor in the aging process. Hormones are the chemical messengers that control virtually every biological process in the body. When hormone levels decline, less information is transmitted, and the body functions less effectively.
Over time, some reduction in hormone levels is expected; however, the decrease in these levels directly impacts the body's ability to defend itself against potential diseases, the effects of aging, and ultimately, death.
Natural Hormonal Replacement Therapy is a treatment that women entering the peri-menopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal periods would be wise to consider. In addition to relieving the symptoms associated with the various phases of menopause, Natural Hormonal Replacement Therapy is regarded most importantly, for its long term benefits, which include:
- Prevents osteoporosis
- Restores bone strength
- Improves muscle strength
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Decreases the risk of depression
Natural Hormonal Replacement Therapy also works to prevent side effects associated with menopause like:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
- Difficulty concentrating
Women with PMS were found to have a significant imbalance between the hormones that control ovulation, and this imbalance contributes to the persistent PMS symptoms that resurface monthly making menstruation a difficult and sometimes painful event. Bio-identical Progesterone Supplementation and correct hormone balance control are treatments known to erase the symptoms of PMS, including: migraine headaches, breast tenderness, craving for sweets, irritability, and anxiety.
Natural hormone replacement is not the same as taking prescription hormones that are commercially available. Natural hormones are bio-identical. Bio-identical hormones match your individual hormones exactly and their chemical structure is also identical to that of the hormones that your body produces. One advantage to Natural Hormonal Replacement Therapy is that is does not cause the side effects that are commonly experienced by women who undergo a synthetic hormone replacement procedure. Many products in health food stores are termed natural but not mean they are or work the same as natural, bio-identical hormones.
Many people prefer Bio-Identical Hormones because they are derived from plant source and are modified to exactly match human molecules of estrogen, estradiol, estriol, progesterone and testosterone. Estrogens that are derived from such plant sources, usually soy, are called phytoestrogens. Progesterone is a phytoestrogen derived from yams.
While Natural Hormonal Replacement Therapy is a treatment that we hope will increase your quality of life and assist you in age management, it is important to remember to achieve wellness and success in these areas it will require more than just hormone modulation. The right diet, supplements, exercise, stress reduction, and disease prevention are all critical components that will help you live a long and healthy life.
Call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Vernon Hills, at 847-367-8815 for more information on Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, or click here to email us. Serving Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein and all surrounding areas.