As we age, our hormone levels decline. This decline impacts everything from body composition and memory to skin texture and libido. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy replenishes these hormones with natural versions of these powerful substances. These bio-identical hormones (as opposed to synthetic) are molecularly identical to those that are present in the human body.
Although there is considerable controversy over whether bio-identical hormones are safer than synthetic versions, it stands to reason that the hormone your body produces naturally might be better tolerated and utilized than one that “sort of” resembles it. Bio-identical versions of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, estradiol and estriol make it possible for Dr. Siporin to design a complete program of hormone replacement for any patient, male or female.
Although women have long availed themselves of hormone replacement therapy to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, reduced libido, weight gain, and memory loss, men are beginning to discover the benefits as well. Men can fight the weight gain, reduced muscle mass, diminished libido, and fatigue associated with andropause, or “male menopause” with the help of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.