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What are Bio-Identical Hormones?

Bio-identical hormones are hormones made from wild yams yet have the same chemical structure as our own hormones. Our bodies recognize these hormones as our own estrogen and progesterone.

Are Bio-Identical Hormones safe?

Unlike conventional hormone replacement therapy, Bio-identical hormones have not been shown to increase incidence of heart disease, stroke or cancer.

Why use Bio-Identical Hormones?

There are many causes of hormonal imbalance in today's 21st century industrial society. From work stress to hormone disrupters in the plastics we use, we find many of our patients suffer from hormone-related complaints due to the lives we lead. Bio-identical hormones can help rebalance the delicate hormonal axis to manage unbearable symptoms while we work on supporting the body's innate ability to be healthy and feel well.

What symptoms may be addressed by bio-identical hormones:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • PCOS
  • Insomnia
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Brain Fog
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low Libido
  • Bloating
  • PMS
  • Painful Periods
  • Menstrual Migraines

Are there other requirements for Bio-Identical Hormone therapy?

In order to begin bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, we need to understand your current specific hormonal landscape. Your naturopathic doctor might suggest hormone testing and potentially an ultrasound. Hormone testing offered by our naturopathic doctors can help tailor your treatment plan to fit your individual needs and to ensure this therapy will be safe and effective for you.

Dr. Hillary Webster, ND, MA
Naturopathic Doctor
(Associate Member)
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