While bio-identical hormone therapy has been available and approved for use in the United States since the 1930’s, the use of this therapy has been rather slow. This rings true even though scientific literature agrees that bio-identical hormone replacement is a better alternative to using hormones from non-humans. And now, technology exists that enables the placement of time-release bio-identical hormone pellets under your skin to directly deliver the hormones into your bloodstream. Though this breakthrough may not be the proverbial fountain of youth, it can vastly improve quality of life in ways that can actually be measured.
The hormones in your body act as chemical messengers that directly affect how other cells function. Your hormones only affect certain cells that posses specific receptors for that particular hormone. There are many types of hormones that act on different aspects of your bodily functions as well as processes. For example, certain hormones are responsible for cognitive function and mood while others serve in sexual function and health.
Bio-identical hormones carry identical chemical structure as the hormones made by you body. It is of great wonder why people would choose to be treated with non-bio-identical hormones as they can be responsible for unwanted side effects and other possible risks.
The ultimate goal of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is to provide an adequate supply of the deficient hormone your body produces. This will result in the hormone’s effect being fully restored. When this occurs, you will benefit from the reversal of diseases associated with aging, enhancement of well-being and increased sexual function just to name a few. We urge Fort Collins and Loveland residents with questions concerning this type of therapy to call us with any questions.