Hormone production governs literally every organ, every function of the body, and every aspect of men’s and women’s health. A person’s energy level, metabolism (weight gain or loss), libido (arousal), and sexual sensation and performance are all influenced by hormone production.
But when hormone levels decline or are out of balance, it can cause a wide variety of health problems – including sexual dysfunction and more. Menopausal hormone declines in women, and “Low T” (decreased testosterone) in men, are just two of the many causes of hormone decline or imbalance.
Fortunately, hormone replacement to restore missing or imbalanced hormones can remedy most of these health issues. But, not all hormone replacement methods are equally effective. At Zinnia Aesthetics & Anti-Aging in Fairfax, VA we offer Bio-identical Hormone Replacement – the most natural and successful method for rebalancing hormones and restoring health and quality of life.
The Development of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Surprisingly, it really wasn’t until the late 1960s that the medical community had isolated hormones and identified them as the underlying cause of many mental and physical health issues. Study of hormones continued for the next four decades, but it wasn’t until recently – early in the 2000’s – that use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) became widespread.
The first methods of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) consisted of using synthetic hormones, that were manmade and manufactured in a laboratory. Unlike bioidentical hormones, these early formulations were not derived from anything that was naturally.
Eventually, however, scientists developed bioidentical replacement hormones that were extracted from natural sources, including plants and in some cases animals. Because they are found in nature, bioidentical hormones contain the exact same type of molecular structure as the human body’s naturally produced hormones.
Bioidentical hormones offer many advantages over synthetic hormones and are superior to them in many crucial ways. At Zinnia Aesthetics in the Fairfax, VA area, we offer only 100% natural Bioidentical Hormones, to help our patients restore health, improve sexual problems, develop more energy and achieve a more youthful appearance.
The Importance of Bioidentical Hormones
The principal difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones is their similarity to the hormones produced by the human body. Something as complex and organic as a hormone molecule simply can never be created in a laboratory to identically match a natural human hormone.
A helpful analogy is to compare the body’s cells to little “locks” – with the body’s natural hormones being the “keys” that perfectly fit these cellular locks. Since biodentical hormones are identical copies of the cellular “keys” they can unlock the body’s cells just like the body’s hormones.
But, a synthetic hormone is always going to be different from the body’s “keys”, so synthetic hormones will not fit the receptor cells as well bioidentical hormones. And, if it isn’t a perfect fit, it simply will not work as well.
Risks of Synthetic Hormones vs. Benefits of Biodentical Hormone Replacement
The side effects of synthetic and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy were compared in some extensive research studies in 2002. Those researchers reported finding that synthetic forms of the male hormone progesterone posed health risks to patients – while the natural, bioidentical progestin hormones actually offered certain health benefits.
In that study, the synthetic progesterone was found to be associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer. However, the bioidentical hormone formula of progesterone had the opposite effect – and was associated with inhibiting breast cancer. The bioidentical progesterone actually was shown to stop breast cell division by acting on kinase inhibitors.
Continued research on synthetic vs, bioidentical hormone replacement is still being conducted. However, recent clinical research trials continue to indicate that bioidentical hormones are a safer long-term alternative to synthetic hormones, as well as being more highly effective.
BioIdentical Hormone Replacement – Fairfax, VA
If you are a man or woman suffering from decreased libido, weight gain, fatigue, impaired sexual performance or enjoyment, sleep issues, hot flashes ,mood swings, depression, anxiety, or other conditions affecting your quality of life, a hormone decline may be to blame.
For many women and men bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Zinnia Aesthetics & Anti-Aging in the Fairfax, VA has provided the solution to these and other problems.
Schedule a consultation and blood test at Zinnia Aesthetics & Anti-Aging in the Fairfax, VA to see if you are suffering from a hormone imbalance, like so many other individuals. Bioidentical hormone replacement could be the answer helping you attain better health, achieve renewed energy and an improve your intimate life!