At Oz Preventive Medicine, our goal is to help women and men live the best life possible. The human body is resilient. Even if you’re feeling the effects of aging now, therapy is available to restore your health. When you give your body the attention and support it needs, you’ll look and
A Complete Approach to Hormone Therapy
Oz Preventive Medicine’s physician doesn’t rely solely on bioidentical hormones to restore your overall health. Our approach to hormone therapy incorporates a variety of pharmaceutical-grade supplements, as well as customized nutrition and fitness regimens, that accompany our prescribed bioidentical hormones.
Bioidenticals Versus Synthetic Hormones
Synthetic hormones are different than bioidentical hormones. Synthetic hormones are manufactured under the oversight of pharmaceutical companies and available through most pharmacies. Bioidentical hormones are natural, plant-derived therapies created individually for each person through a compounding pharmacy. Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent bioidentical hormones because each regimen is specifically formulated to treat each patient on an individual basis. Synthetic hormones are mass-manufactured and patentable.
Are bioidentical hormones safer than synthetic hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are more appealing when dealing with menopause and andropause (male menopause) because they are derived naturally and our bodies metabolize them properly. Bioidentical hormones are specifically designed to match your individual hormonal needs, unlike synthetic hormones that use a one-size-fits-all approach to symptom relief.
There is an overwhelmingly large body of evidence that supports the claim that bioidentical hormone therapy is safer and more effective than synthetic hormone replacement.
However, it’s important to remember that no drug, supplement or herb is 100% safe. There is always chance of an adverse reaction. That’s why it’s critical for men and women to consult with a hormone specialist before beginning any hormone therapy regimen.
Contact Oz Preventive Medicine to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Call (913) 871-8787.