What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

March 23, 2017

Did you know - what is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Hormones are chemical messengers secreted by different glands or tissues to help coordinate the body’s physiology, or the normal functioning of the organs, tissues and cells. A variety of health issues can result when hormones are out of balance, including, but not limited to, cancer, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), aches and pains, accelerated aging, osteoporosis and neurological problems. What must be in balance are cortisol (stress hormone), estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, the thyroid and parathyroid hormones, and the pituitary gland — the master hormone gland that controls the other hormones.

Proper hormonal balance is essential for a high level of health. Any number of stressors can throw off the balance and result in disease. Stressors include, but are not limited to, toxicity, emotional stress, pregnancy, menopause, infections, structural issues, vitamin and mineral imbalances and electrical energy imbalances. Two additional glands must be in balance with each other so that each can compensate for the other if one is functionally deficient. These are the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck and controls our metabolism, and the adrenal glands, which are found on top of the kidneys.

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Testing & Treatment

Blood, urine and saliva are usually tested to determine which hormone level is abnormal and to what degree. When the level of a hormone is higher or lower than it should be, action can be taken to normalize that level and restore balance with the other hormones. This is critically important with the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, as so much of who we are and how healthy we are depends on these hormones being in balance.

Bioidentical hormone therapy restores the body's hormone balance in both women and men. We use naturally derived hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and/or testosterone that are biologically identical to the body's. This balancing of hormones leads to the restoration of one's overall health & vitality.

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For more information about bioidentical hormone therapy and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ridinger, call us at 703-246-9355 today!

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