Bioidentical Hormones

If you struggle with hot flashes, mood swings, aches, and muscle weakness related to hormone depletion, your doctor might recommend hormone replacement therapy.

Ease Your Menopause Symptoms

Menopause symptoms often lead women in Toronto to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Is “bioidentical” better than standard hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? Is it safe, and does it work?

If you struggle with hot flashes, mood swings, aches, and muscle weakness related to hormone depletion, your doctor might recommend hormone replacement therapy.

You’ll wade into the mix of information and anecdotes online, wondering what the best, safest hormone therapy is. Many people want natural options today. Bioidentical hormone replacement is known to cause fewer side effects and bring valuable benefits.

Here’s our overview of what you need to know and how to take the next steps with Sovereign Female if you’re considering hormone replacement therapy.

What is bioidentical hormone
therapy used for?

You may ask, What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement? If you’ve heard all the buzz, but you’re not clear on the details, we can explain.

BHT is used for:

  • protection from hormone imbalances
  • improved sleep
  • better memory
  • balanced mood
  • increased energy
  • preservation of skin vitality
  • lean muscle building
  • support for sexual health
  • improved metabolic and energetic processes

Bioidentical hormones are man-made. They mimic the hormones naturally made in the human body such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. They’re most often prescribed to reduce menopausal symptoms.

The benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include a general sense of well-being. Many clients report renewed focus, balanced emotions, and mental clarity once their hormones are in check. The improvements that BHRT are priceless for the value that the hormones bring to everyday life and work.

How do menopause and perimenopause disrupt your hormones?

Did you know that your hormone levels will begin to decline in your 30s? Long before menopause sets in, many women experience the lowered progesterone and then the estrogen decline that leads to unwanted changes in hair, skin, mood, energy, and so much more.

Later on, in the 50s or 60s, menstruation stops, and further changes may occur:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle weakness
  • Brain fog or poor memory
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular periods
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Loss of breast fullness

Hormone replacement therapy for weight loss is a common strategy, because a decline in hormones slows metabolism for many women. So if you could benefit from replacing your depleted hormones, the next question will be, Which type of HRT is the best?

What is BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy)?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are man-made and derived from natural plant sources. The treatment aims to “put back” the hormones that you’re no longer creating. Their absence leads to unpleasant system-wide problems. Therefore, replenishing them can quickly restore balance.

Most practitioners consider BHRT to be safer, gentler on your system, and more easily customized.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can reduce the risks of chronic conditions related to bone loss such as osteoporosis. It’s available in lotions, gels, patches, pills, vaginal suppositories, and injection.

One of the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement is that very low doses can be personalized and adjusted as needed. For instance, the direct application to vaginal tissue reduces systemic effects and maintains localized tissue changes like increased lubrication. The number of treatments you may need will depend on your situation and preferences.

Bioidentical Hormone Side Effects

Fewer “unpleasant effects” are a primary reason why people choose bioidentical hormones over synthetic hormones. It’s common to experience mild side effects shortly after you begin a new BHRT treatment, and your physician will start you with low dosing to make the transition as comfortable as possible. Short-term effects can include

  • acne breakouts
  • headaches
  • nausea or gastrointestinal issues

Compared with synthetic HRT, most people taking bioidentical hormones don’t experience the more uncomfortable or long-term side effects.

Synthetic hormone treatment has been linked to serious medical conditions during trials, including cancer, yet the prevalence of adverse effects was the highest for women over 60 who were initiating treatment. Other factors such as concurrent treatments and cancer risks play a role. For younger women initiating therapy earlier in menopause, the benefits usually outweigh the drawbacks, even for synthetic HRT. Talk to your physician for a full list of the potential side effects and risks that you need to know about when considering hormone replacement therapy.

Bioidentical hormones at Toronto’s Sovereign Female

At Sovereign Female, some forms of bioidentical hormones will be custom compounded by pharmacists, and standardized bioidentical estradiol and progesterone are also available.

Blends of plant-derived 17β-estradiol and micronized progesterone are often prescribed along with drug-free, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation.

We offer one of the aesthetic industry’s leading intimate rejuvenation lasers: IntimiLase by Fotona. This painless, quick, and convenient treatment stimulates new collagen, improved tone, lubrication, and blood flow to the vaginal tissue. The combination of direct energy revitalization and bioidentical hormone therapy can offer a powerful transformation.

For women whose sex lives and comfort are suffering along with their energy and overall mood, the improvements after bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be astounding and profoundly satisfying. Without any surgery or negative drug effects, the sexy vitality they once felt bounces back.

Uplifted mood, improved weight management, sexual health, and energy are all welcome improvements of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for our Sovereign Female clients.

Book your free consultation at Sovereign Female

When you identify what’s holding back your health and wellness, you can get in the driver’s seat again. Our beautiful facility at 59 Hayden Street offers luxe comfort and discretion, conveniently located in downtown Toronto.

We‘re looking forward to meeting you and helping you decide whether bioidentical hormone therapy is a good fit. Your appointment is free of charge, so call or fill out our contact form, and our caring team members will book your appointment.

Our facial plastic surgery and wellness clinic is filled with contemporary, chic spaces and natural light for a welcoming, modern ambience. We’re in the heart of world-class shopping and just blocks from excellent hotels. You can consider bioidentical hormone replacement treatment along with any number of cosmetic improvements to look and feel beautiful.

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If you would like to further learn about what this incredible team of beauty advisors and medical professionals can offer you, please contact Sovereign Female today to start your journey towards the very best that Canada has to offer!

Sovereign Female

(647) 343-0801

59 Hayden Street, Suite 706 Toronto, ON M4Y 0E7