What are hormones? They are your body's chemical messengers that travel through the bloodstream and bind to receptors on or inside cells. For proper function, each hormone must fit its receptor like a key in a lock. When the key and lock don't fit exactly, health problems can result. This is why your body's own hormones (or “bioidentical” hormones) are better than synthetic, foreign ones.
Hormones are the language that cells use to communicate. They play a role in:
- Growth, development, & reproduction
- Repair of skin, muscle, & bone
- Immune system function
- Blood sugar regulation
- Overall energy level
- Brain function & mood
When you consider that hormones are involved in nearly everything that goes on in your body, it's no wonder that an imbalance in hormones can cause so many health problems.
Bioidentical hormones are exact in chemical structure to the hormones that our body produces naturally and the side-effects often associated with synthetic hormones can be drastically reduced if not eliminated completely.
The prescriptions of bioidentical hormones are always individualized based on deficiencies found via testing, whereas synthetic hormones tend to be a "one size fits all" dose. We utilize laboratory testing as well as detailed health history to assess what hormones to recommend. Tailoring hormone prescriptions to a patient's needs is a specialty art that takes many years for a doctor to learn and it can take up to a few months to find exactly the right dosage/combination for each individual woman.
Our doctors have nearly 20 years of combined experience working with bioidentical hormone support programs. We also offer natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy for those who are looking for another approach.
We partner with compounding pharmacies that we trust and know use the best quality substrates and delivery methods to provide men and women with optimal results.
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We are an integrative medical practice specializing in bioidentical hormones and age management medicine. We do not prescribe hormones to bodybuilders or anyone looking for isolated improvements in sports performance. No medications or hormones will ever be dispensed by Tru Health Medicine or Dr Hoffman without an in office consultation, comprehensive medical evaluation, laboratory testing, and a prescription from a pharmacist. Our clinic does not prescribe growth hormone.