What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Markham Ontario Bioidentical Hormones Specialist Lorenzo Diana N.D. specializes in offering customized programs to men and women suffering from hormonal imbalances or decline. Taking patients’ preferences, medical history, and treatment goals into account, his personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs are designed to meet individual needs. Targeting specific symptoms and health concerns, Lorenzo Diana N.D. uses advanced testing methods to determine the roots of his patients’ health conditions. Because countless age related health conditions spring from hormonal imbalances, customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs allow Lorenzo Diana N.D. to restore his patients’ overall health and vitality.

A decline in hormone production is a natural part of aging in both men and women. Although it typically starts in the 30’s, most people don’t feel the full effects of declining hormones until they are closer to middle age. For men, the first indication is often problems with sexual performance and feeling like they have no ambition. Women, who are typically more in-tune with their bodies due to the monthly menstrual cycle, may complain of mood swings, weight gain, and a lowered sex drive.

The following are typical symptoms of hormone imbalance in men and women:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety, depression, and irritability
  • Low libido
  • Memory lapses and trouble concentrating
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia and sleep apnea
  • Lack of muscle tone

 

Regardless of your age, gender, or specific symptoms, you can find relief with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

What is the difference between Bioidentical Hormones & synthetic hormones?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a layperson’s term for the treatment of the hormone deficiencies caused by hormonal imbalances using only molecules that are identical to the endogenous hormones found in the human body. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy, which includes animal-derived and invented molecules that are similar to, but not identical, to human hormones.

Synthetic hormones are manufactured in laboratories, for mass consumption, in other words, one-pill-fits-all. Because they are synthetic and not natural, they can produce unwanted side effects like nausea, fluid retention, and dizziness. There are also potential dangers like the increased risk of breast or uterine cancer.

Bioidentical Hormones, contrary to synthetic hormones, are extracted from natural sources, plants like soybean and wild yams, and their molecular structure is identical to that of the hormones produced by our bodies. They can also be compounded to suit your specific hormone replacement needs, allowing you to receive individualized treatment.

Some advantages of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy are an improved look and feel of hair and skin, weight loss, improved sex drive, improved mental health, lower cholesterol levels, decreased risk of osteoporosis, decreased risk of heart attack and stroke, and reduced hot flashes and night sweats.

As a Markham Ontario Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Lorenzo Diana N.D. educates patients about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. He provides patients with all of the necessary and important information about Bioidentical Hormones and is happy to answer all of their questions. Lorenzo Diana N.D. performs tests to determine hormone levels and imbalances, while providing the general guidance that patients need to feel comfortable. Lorenzo Diana N.D. can provide the possibility of enjoying an active, happy and healthy life, by fighting all of the uncomfortable effects of hormone imbalances with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

To learn more about obtaining a customized Bioidentical Hormone Therapy program, contact Markham Ontario Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Lorenzo Diana N.D. today!