Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical Hormones Replacement Therapy are extracted from natural sources such as plants, including soybeans and yams. Their molecular structure is identical to that of the hormones produced within our own bodies. Bio-identical hormones are compounded by specialized compounding pharmacies. They are custom-tailored to suit your specific hormone replacement needs resulting in Balance. For Life.
For many women, hormone changes start in their 30’s. You may notice that for the 7 to 10 days leading up to your period, that you experience some hot flushes and night sweats; that your sleep is interrupted; that your mood is off and that you don’t seem to have the same sense of control. The usual culprit – a subtle decrease in the production of Progesterone.
As you move into your 40’s, the symptoms often worsen and there are changes to your period. It is not uncommon for me to see women that have been started on anti-depressants in their early 40’s to deal with the mood changes.
It is far better to deal with the underlying cause of the depression, than to just treat the symptom. In some more extreme cases, the depressive symptoms are not relieved until the hormone imbalance has been corrected. I have seen some very striking mood changes at the onset of menopause as well, which can be corrected when the underlying hormone imbalance is corrected.
There are many other symptoms that can be an indication of a hormone imbalance. Some of the more common ones that I see are hot flushes, sweats, sleep disturbance, mood changes, concentration changes, memory changes, lack of energy, loss of sex drive, hair/nail/skin changes, vaginal dryness, dizziness, bowel changes, joint pains and more.
What are some of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There are many benefits gained by the natural, customized approach of BHRT, including:
- Improved weight loss
- Improved sex drive
- Improved look and feel of hair and skin and nails
- Improved mental health
- Improved memory
- Improved energy
- Improved mood and emotional balance
- Relief of hot flushes and night sweats
- Restful and restorative sleep
- Feeling yourself again
- Much more!
As a Bio-identical Hormone Specialist, Dr. Arnold can provide you with detailed safety information, answer all your questions, and discuss any concerns you may have. He will listen carefully to your description of your symptoms, and will give you information about the hormone testing that is best suited to your symptoms.
Please note that Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy is viewed by OHIP as complimentary or alternative medicine and as such is NOT COVERED by OHIP. All services at the clinic are billed directly to you and payment is due at the time the service is provided. Although your insurance may cover you for these services, you are responsible for paying for all services and submitting your receipts to your insurance company for re-imbursement.
Signature Hormones by Dr. Arnold is not able to tell you whether your insurance plan will cover any of the services provided. All medical services provided can be deducted on your taxes. Signature Hormones by Dr. Arnold accepts payment by cash, INTERAC, VISA and MASTERCARD.