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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Weight Loss in Greensboro, NC

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is becoming increasing popular with regard to weight loss. The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers the treatment to those who live in and around Greensboro, Burlington and neighboring communities in North Carolina.

We all have the desire to live our lives fully – physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically. When we feel our best, we are able to be our best selves and live life to its fullest. That is why bioidentical hormone replacement therapy was created. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a solution to living a complete satisfied life, and as if you were physiologically still in your 30s.

As you grow older, it requires more than just diet and exercise to keep weight gain at bay and to maintain your ideal weight. Healthy eating and exercise can help you achieve only so much. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can provide healthy weight loss through medicine-based therapy.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (also known as BHRT) has become one of the most popular topics of current research because of its benefits on a person’s overall wellness and health. BHRT is compatible with the hormones which already exist in the body. Such therapy does not have any negative side effects and will not cause harm.
BHRT is known to increase the body’s ability to burn fats, lower plasma lipids and improve the body’s insulin response, thus all benefiting weight loss.

The body’s metabolic processes lag behind more as the body ages. In addition, with age comes a decrease in blood serum levels, resulting in symptoms such as depression, mental confusion, fatigue and lower libido. BHRT helps the body process chemicals in a natural and healthy way to prevent these, and other, such symptoms.

BHRT is especially helpful in middle age, around the time of life changes such as menopause and andropause. Hormone replacement is the key to helping resolve anti-aging and weight issues, as well as promotes a reduction in symptoms of menopause and andropause and promotes an improved quality of life.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has a very similar molecular structure to hormones already existing in the human body. The precise combination of hormones that each individual receives is personalized and determined by laboratory tests. In general, women normally get a complex combination of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and estradiol.

BHRT should not be confused with synthetic hormone replacement therapy. BHRT has no negative side effects. Synthetic hormones have been known to cause a risk of cancer among many other issues. Doctors do not often prescribe synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been proven especially beneficial for people aged 40 to 80 years of age and those who have been trying for a very long time to lose weight.

Listed below are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women and the benefits for men.

For women:

  • Reduces heart risk
  • Reduces hot flashes
  • Reduces night sweats
  • Protects against fibrocystic breasts
  • Increases fat burning
  • Increases weight loss
  • Improves memory
  • Enhances sex drive
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Protects bones from osteoporosis
  • Promotes bone growth

For men:

  • Reduces sleep disturbances
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Improves blood flow
  • Enhances sex drive
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Promotes bone growth
  • Enhances memory and concentration

As people age, the metabolism slows down. When weight is gained over the age of 40, it is hard to lose it even with the best efforts. This issue is caused by the hormonal imbalance that occurs after age 40 in both men and women. BHRT helps people of both sexes regain hormonal stability and, thus, it helps reduce this weight gain. The loss of unwanted weight also helps in bringing relief from many illnesses related to obesity, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. BHRT thus promotes wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

BHRT hormones are naturally derived from plants instead of synthetic materials. Many studies have been done on their safety and effectiveness. Many others are also being currently performed in order to confirm or deny any negative effects of BHRT therapy. Several more clinical trials are being conducted in order to further study the link between BHRT and weight loss. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is available in the form of a cream, pills, shots or patches. There are many benefits to be gained from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, as outlined above. Because the hormones used are identical to those already in the body, BHRT is harmless and has been found to be extremely beneficial when the body’s own natural hormone balance becomes unsteady. When therapy occurs in a controlled environment (i.e. outside factors are controlled such as diet and exercise), BHRT has been found to be the most beneficial.

If you live in Greensboro, Burlington or neighboring communities in North Carolina, and are interested in bioidentical hormone therapy for weight loss, please contact us today.

Written by Coley Cosmetic and Hand Surgery Center