Bioidentical Hormones and Their Side Affects

By Selena Gerrish

February 3, 2017UvulaNo comments

What are Hormones?

Hormones are defined as “A regulatory substance that produced in the organism and then transported in the tissue fluids like the blood or the sap to stimulate given cells or the tissues into action.”smiling girl-bioidentical-hormones

Testosterone types

I have found that there are 3 types of testosterone types. They are

  • Testosterone Enanthate
  • Testosterone Cypionate
  • Testosterone Propionate

Bioidentical hormone therapy reviews

There are mixed reviews about Bioidentical hormone therapy. Some are for it because they say it’s not a drug and some are against it because they say that it is a drug.

What are Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pellets?

They provide natural testosterone in men. They give the body what it needs and produce extra hormone when needed during times of stress and exercise. They can be used in women too but not always recommended.

FDA approved Bioidentical hormones

There are 11 types of FDA approved Bioidentical hormones. So there is a variety of choices when it comes to which one to use. This is where your doctor will have to decide which one would be best for you.

Bioidentical hormones and weight gain or weight loss

Weight gain is a side effect that can happen when taking this type of medication. The way to combat this issue is to get your hormone levels back on track.

Other side effects can include but are not limited to

  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Tiredness
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Tenderness of the breast
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings

Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy cost

The cost for this therapy can be pretty steep. It begins on average between $250- $500 dollars per month.

Prescriptions range between $45 and $150 per month per prescription and pellets $195-$300 per insertion. But in this case, each one will last on average between 3 and 5 months.

It will all depend on how much you can afford and what your insurance will cover and what your doctor determines is the best route for you to take when deciding what way to go.

Bioidentical Hormone pellets reviews

The reviews for the pellets are mixed a little also. Some say they are good for men but not good for a woman but for the most part, the reviews for the pellets are not that good. This is because the pellets are not FDA approved.

Benefits of Bioidentical hormones

  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis and improved bone density
  • Reduced incidence of hot flashes and vaginal dryness
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Reduced risk of endometrial and breast cancer
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Improved sleep
  • Better mood, concentration, and memory
  • Improved libido
  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease

So when you are thinking about hormone replacement therapy you should always do your research and discuss the issue with your doctor. There are many factors to take into consideration on this subject. Talk to others who have gone through this is also recommended.

You must out way the good points with the bad points in this. Each person has a different view and the ultimate decision will have to be up to you. Don’t take this subject lightly.

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