Posted September 30, 2021
By Dr. Luis Dominguez In Women's Health

What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone replacement therapy, is a term referring to the supplementation of chemically synthesized hormones that are molecularly identical with the native hormones present in the body.

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This therapy is often combined with blood testing of hormone levels in order to better understand the optimal levels needed to reach a balanced level of hormones in the body.

But how does hormone therapy work and why is it able to be so effective?

First, let’s take a look at how this form of hormone therapy came to be in the first place:

The History Behind Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Pioneered in 1930 by a Canadian researcher named James Collip, hormone therapy was initially used as a relief for symptoms of menopause. Collip discovered that menopause was caused by a lack of hormones, and this led him to discover that certain hormone levels decrease steadily as we age. He hypothesized that chemically identical, synthetically designed hormones could help the body regain lost functionality, and return it to a youthful state.

In its early days, hormone therapy came with some not-so-great side effects, but modern-day research has been able to eliminate the risk of these side effects and create a safe hormonal therapy option. Bioidentical hormones that are engineered to match the chemical structure of the body’s existing hormones help to eliminate the chance of the body classifying it as an intruder, and also do not disrupt important natural processes.

These new advances have led to techniques that are extremely viable for treating a multitude of health conditions.

How Do Bioidentical Hormones Affect My Body’s Aging Process?

As we age, our body loses the ability to produce the necessary amount of hormones. The more this production slows down, the more our body becomes imbalanced. This results in many of the body’s natural systems – metabolism, brain health, skin health, etc. – to be negatively affected.

Normally, hormonal activities intertwine and require coordination with each other to perform key functions. Certain hormones, such as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen, naturally begin to become depleted from the body as we age. This results in many of our body’s processes becoming adversely affected.

Key hormones such as progesterone, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen, DHEA, estradiol, and estriol play roles in reproductive development as well as aging and overall wellness. When these hormones become depleted, the body loses its ability to:

  • Maintain bone density
  • Keep skin healthy
  • Maintain digestive health
  • Maintain tissue health
  • Prevent cancer
  • Sustain muscle and joints
  • Get restful sleep
  • Maintain focus and mental health

By introducing bioidentical hormones to the body, anti-aging specialists have found that patients have experienced improvements to a variety of different aspects of their health. Along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, this therapy can serve as a real-life fountain of youth.

What Are The Benefits Of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

For over 20 years the benefits of hormone therapy have been thoroughly researched. By creating a more balanced hormonal environment in the body, patients can receive benefits that include:

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– Reduced symptoms of osteoporosis and increased bone strength and density
– Improved sleep
– Decreased chance of hot flashes and vaginal dryness
– Better muscle mass and strength
– Decreased risk of depression
– Increased libido
– Lower cholesterol levels
– Improved mood, concentration, and memory

Bioidentical hormones are exact replicas of the hormones our bodies naturally produce. Once a blood test has been completed and your unique situation is understood, specialists work to determine your personalized doses in order to get your hormones back in balance. Without a balanced system, you will not experience the benefits of hormone therapy.

Experience Is Crucial

Many providers talk of simply adding testosterone or HGH to the body and forget the fact that hormones are delicate and require balance. These types of limited approaches can lead to side effects and other complications without actually helping to re-balance the system as a whole.

It is no surprise, then, that even the slightest imbalance may have a noticeable effect on your overall health and wellbeing. This is why professional hormonal balancing providers are aware that every time you alter the function of a gland or the levels of a specific hormone, there will be an equal and opposite response.

Trusted hormone therapy specialists can help make this process effortless and safe.

The Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) Specialist in Miami Florida

At NuLife Institute, we realize that not all patients experiencing age-related hormone decline are the same. Unlike some other facilities, we never take a cookie-cutter approach to hormone replacement but tailor your program to your unique needs, goals, and lifestyle.

Our hormone specialist, Dr. Luis Dominguez, has used his unique, customized approach to help thousands of patients reverse the clock on aging and enjoy a whole new lease on life. Dr. Luis Dominguez has applied his inquisitive mind and passion for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to focus on utilizing a whole-body approach that provides life-changing results.

“Since working with Dr. Dominguez and his staff at NuLife, I literally have a new lease on life. I look and feel younger, I have more energy, and intimacy between my husband and me has never been better. Thank you, NuLife!” – Leslie G. Hollywood Fl.

Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and is led by a leading physician in sexual health and aging.

Don’t take any chances with your health and wellness.

If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, please contact us today by calling (305) 400-0005.

Meet The Doctor

Miami hormones specialist

Dr. Luis Dominguez, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Dominguez’s primary area of specialization is the power of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). He has extensive expertise in sexual health and regenerative medicine …

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