Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
Bioidentical Hormones for Hormone Replacement
As we age, our natural, endogenous hormone levels decline. Environmental toxins, drug interactions and diet may also lower our hormones. Hormones are necessary for the body to work properly. They work as little messengers to control the function of every cell in our body.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
These are hormones made in a lab just like other medications, yet they are identical to the molecular structure of the hormones made in your body. These hormones are derived from natural sources such as yams or peanuts. Bio-Identical hormones are most commonly ordered by your physician through a reputable compounding Pharmacy. Large drug companies do make a variety of bio-identicals yet they come in standard dosing. These are available yet used less often due to the constraint of adjustment of dosage as one dose does not fit all. Compounding pharmacies are critical partners in treating patients as individuals and providing customized, individualized care. Each patient is then monitored to achieve perfect hormonal balance. We replace only what you are missing, thus supporting the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology guidance to treat with the lowest effective dose for the shortest time.
Dr. Harris has incorporated Bioidentical Hormones into her practice since 1998. Hormone therapy can help restore balance to your life. Please call me or contact me (below), so we can discuss options that best suit your individual needs and profile!