Bio-identical hormones are identical in chemical and molecular structure to the hormones produced in the human body, and they are usually engineered from plant sources, such as soy or yam.
On the contrary, synthetic hormones are usually made from animal waste, such as the urine of a pregnant horse.
The synthetic hormone supplement Premarin, literally means mare urine, and because horse hormones are not identical to human hormones, they usually come with vicious side effects that override their benefits.
However, Bio-identical hormones can allow people to enjoy the benefits without experiencing harsh side effects, such as breast or uterine cancer.
Usually, the hormones that fall out of balance are the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. During perimenopause, menopause, and andropause these hormones decline and cause many uncomfortable symptoms.
In the past, hormone replacement therapy options were limited; however, bio-identical sex hormones can enable the body to accept the hormones and provide incredible benefits. The functions and benefits of the primary sex hormones are as follows.
Estrogen is well known as the female sex hormone. There are three predominant types of estrogen made in a woman’s body, which include estrone, estradiol, and estriol. These three estrogens in a woman’s body are balanced in a ratio of 80% Estriol, 10% Estradiol, and 10% Estrone.
This BIOIDENTICAL natural ratio of the three estrogens which circulate in a women’s body is what Dr. Cometa prefers to prescribe to women in her medical practice and is called “Triestrogen” (TRIEST).
Progesterone is another primary female sex hormone, and it maintains opposite functions from estrogen and helps to keep estrogen balanced. Progesterone governs pregnancy, birth, and the menstrual cycle, and women going through menopause or perimenopause can reduce symptoms when they supplement progesterone.
Bio-identical progesterone can also help a woman who has fertility issues and has had frequent miscarriages to protect a pregnancy, and fertility specialists often prescribe it as soon as a woman has become pregnant.
Bio-identical progesterone can help symptoms such as weight gain, water retention, headaches, elevated PMS symptoms, irregular periods, painful periods, and fertility issues.
Testosterone is the third sex hormone prescribed for women and men, and while it is the primary sex hormone in men, women also need to keep their testosterone levels balanced. Dosages used in women are much smaller than those used in men suffering from testosterone deficiency, and testosterone can drastically improve quality of life and many physiologic functions.
Testosterone can help men and woman suffering from a low sex drive, fatigue, weakness, thin bones, muscle atrophy, increased workout recovery time, erectile dysfunction, and hair loss on the head, groin, and under the arms.
When these hormones are balanced, many of the symptoms related to aging can be improved or alleviated. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help men and women of all ages to improve their quality of life and feel youthful again.