What is Bioequivalent Hormone Therapy?
Bioequivalent hormones are simply the exact chemical structure that our bodies naturally synthesize. Many people are more familiar with the term “Bio-identical” when referring to hormone treatments, but the FDA has requested that the term “bioequivalent” be used instead. Bioequivalent Hormone Balancing uses single or multiple bioequivalent hormones to help men and women achieve the healthy state of hormone balance that is typically present in persons in their 30s.
How Do I Know if My Hormones Are in Balance?
When your hormones are in balance, you know it. You look great, feel terrific, have plenty of energy and sleep like a baby. Your immune and digestive systems are in tiptop shape. This is your body’s way of saying “Hey, you can relax. I’m normal.”
It’s only when you begin to age and your hormone levels take a dive that your world begins to feel less than friendly. You gain weight, lose interest in sex, can’t sleep, can’t think straight—the list goes on. You discover that getting older is not about getting better. Not only do you feel a lot less perky, but now you have health issues. Pretty soon things like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis show up.
Didn’t someone say these are the golden years? What is it about hormonal balance that can make such a “night and day” difference in our lives?
Ask any endocrinologist and he or she will tell you that hormonal balance equates to health. Our hormones give us life, intelligence, mood, drive, sexuality, physical and mental energy, and the desire to grow, learn and achieve. They are not in our body by mistake. They are there to allow us to function well and enjoy the world we live in.
Since our hormone-producing glands control our basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development, it is critical that the amount of hormone manufactured by each gland is carefully balanced. Too much or too little can have effects throughout the body and cause a variety of disorders.
What Hormones Do I Need to Stay Healthy and Feel Great? Estrogen? Progesterone? Testosterone?
There are three primary hormones that are produced by the ovaries during reproductive years. These hormones are Esgtrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone. Beginning as early as the mid thirties, the production of these hormones will decline. Just because this is a normal aging process, though, doesn’t mean it is healthy.
How Do I Know That Your Practice Has Experience with Hormonal Health?
Don’t take our word for it. View testimonials from our patients who have achieved hormonal health with our help. Dr. Linda Evans is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been trained by Dr. Gino Tutera on SottoPelle hormone therapy.
What Can I Expect From an Initial Hormonal Consultation?
Your initial hormonal consultation will be a professional, yet personal look at your overall health and will provide specific options to improve your quality of life. Sally Lake, RN, BSN has extensive experience in hormone replacement therapy in Cincinnati, specifically hormonal health and will prepare you for your office visit with Dr. Evans.
Dr. Linda Evans is proud to be a SottoPelle provider.
Contact us (513-985-0950) today to get started!