What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Seattle WA Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Marianna Abrams, N.D. at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine provides patients with customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans that are made to suit individual needs. Men and women suffering from hormonal imbalances due to aging, poor lifestyle choices, or stress can replenish their hormones in a safe and effective way. Taking a patient-centered approach, Doctor Abrams builds treatment protocols based on each patient’s medical history, treatment goals, and current health complaints. Countless men and women have been able to look and feel healthier with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical Hormones are exact chemical matches to hormones naturally occurring in the human body. These chemicals are extracted from the yam and soy plants. They are synthesized to be identical to the molecules of the hormones naturally produced by women and men. The body recognizes the Bioidentical Hormones from these plants exactly like they would the hormones produced from the testes or ovaries. Seattle WA Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Marianna Abrams, N.D. designs personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans.

How do Bioidentical Hormones differ from synthetic hormones?

The human body can metabolize Bioidentical Hormones naturally because once the chemical has been taken from the plant, yam or soy is processed in a way that its’ molecular structure is completely identical to that of the androgen hormones; estrogen and progesterone.

Bioidentical Hormones provide people with the option to have their hormone supplements individually tailored to fit the person’s unique biological system. Synthetic hormones are mass-produced and have stronger side effects than those of a Bioidentical nature.

Since they are mass-produced there is no way to individually tailor the amounts. Synthetic hormones are made from the progesterone of plants or the estrogens of animals and are not identical to the hormones found within the human body.

What distinguishes synthetic hormones from Bioidentical Hormones is the molecular structure. The synthetics hormones have an extra covalent bond. The body doesn’t recognize or metabolize the synthetic hormones normally and the body may treat them as a toxin.

Seattle WA Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Marianna Abrams, N.D. has helped vast numbers of men and women to regain their health using customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans. Women and men have been able to overcome age related hormonal imbalances, such as menopause, andropause, and perimenopause in a safe and natural way.

Dr. Abrams’ expert treatment plans are evidence based and incorporate the best of Naturopathic Medicine. With the help of the expert staff at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine, many patients have been able to live healthier, fuller lives.

Contact Seattle Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Marianna Abrams, N.D. today to learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy and how it can help you live a healthier life!