Q: If recent studies have shown that hormones are dangerous and put women at risk for heart disease, strokes, and cancers, why would I want to consider Bio-Identical Hormones?
A: Synthetic hormones are not bio identical to what the body produces and may cause unpleasant side effects such as bloating, weight gain, moodiness, increased vaginal discharge, and fatigue. Also, synthetic chemicals can not be cleared from the body easily. Long-term use can produce a toxic affect and increase risk for cancers and other health problems. Bio-Identical Hormones clear much easier from the system. In essence, the body can use what it needs and excrete the rest. Therefore, with a moderate dosing, one should never become toxic on Bio-Identical Hormones.
Q: What are the benefits of taking Bio-Identical Hormones?
A: A woman’s body is designed to function more youthfully with hormones and may avoid a number of symptoms brought on by the reduced hormonal levels during pre and post menopause. Some of the symptoms that bio identical hormones may alleviate are: thinning, brittle hair; increased total cholesterol, LDL, and triglyceride levels; dry eyes, skin, and vagina; decreased libido; poor digestion; lethargy; insomnia; and emotional instability.
Q: Will my insurance cover Bio-Identical Hormones?
A: You should check with your insurance to answer this question. However, even if your insurance does not cover the compounded Bio-Identical Hormones, you may find that paying out-of-pocket is feasible. Bio-Identical Hormones are relatively inexpensive compared to drugs created by pharmaceutical companies and sometimes are only a few dollars more than what a co-pay for another drug would be. Also, these compounded hormones are hypoallergenic and contain no dyes or other additives which one may be allergic.
Q: What are some of the other advantages of Bio-Identical Hormones?
A: Each woman is different and functions best at hormonal levels that are specific to her. One size does not fit all! Bio-Identical Hormones can be tailor-made for each woman according to her individualized needs.