Pasadena Bioidentical Doctor – Tamika Henry, M.D.
Pasadena Bioidentical Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D. specializes in Age Management medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help patients increase their vitality and reduce the effects of aging in Pasadena and Los Angeles County, California
Bioidentical Hormones have the exact chemical structure to the hormones the body makes and have the identical effect. Because they are exact to the body’s own hormones, minimal doses with little to no side effects can be used. Bioidentical hormones are unique to other forms of hormone replacement therapy because they are synthesized from soy or yams, which allow them to have plant based hormones that can mimic human hormones and be easily accepted into the body.
“I kept seeing patients with the same problems that wouldn’t go away, and I thought to myself ‘we’ve got to stop this before it starts.’ We need to be proactive about the effects of aging.” –Tamika Henry, M.D.
Several men and women have benefited from Pasadena California based Bioidentical Hormone Replacement programs.
Bioidentical Hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones your body naturally produces. Bioidentical testosterone, estrogen and progesterone are examples of hormones that can protect against stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and broken bones. Pasadena Bioidentical Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D.’s goal is to supplement hormones to optimal physiologic levels.
How is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy different from traditional hormone replacement therapy?
While Bioidentical Hormones are derived from soy or yam sources, non bioidentical hormones are usually derived from animals. One such type of hormone is derived from the urine of a pregnant horse. Because horse hormones are not identical to the hormones produced by humans, they have a higher probability of causing unpleasant side effects. Synthetic hormones have been known to cause dangerous side effects, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and uterine or breast cancer, and this may be due to their incompatibility with the human body.
Can Bioidentical Hormone Therapy programs be tailored to help people with unique health concerns?
Bioidentical Hormones can be dosed according to individual needs and imbalances. In the past, other forms of hormone therapy gave each person with an imbalance the same dosage of a hormone. For example, a person with a slight deficiency may have gotten the same dosage as a person with a larger deficiency. Bioidentical Hormone prescriptions can be tailored to suit each person’s unique imbalance. Pasadena Bioidentical Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D. has extensive experience in helping patients to get the right dosages for their particular health concerns.
Are Bioidentical Hormones easily accepted into the body?
Because Bioidentical Hormones are identical to the body’s hormones, they can fit together like a lock and a key with the body’s cell receptors. Non Bioidentical Hormones may only be partially recognized in the body and can attach to cells that they are not made to connect to. When this happens, these hormones can block the sites that the body’s hormones are made for, which can create an even greater imbalance.
What are the benefits of Bioidentical Hormones?
Patients can reap a wide number of benefits when hormones are replenished and balanced. They can prevent many of the effects of aging, reduce inflammation, and improve age related symptoms. Some of the other benefits may include improved muscle tone, libido, sexual function, hair thickness, muscle strength, bone mass, metabolism, skin elasticity, sleep, moods, and energy. Pasadena Bioidentical Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D. has helped many men and women derive the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Do Bioidentical Hormones cause side effects?
While there is always a risk of side effects, even with natural substances, bioidentical hormones produce a minimal risk for side effects. In the body, Bioidentical Hormones are seen as its own hormones, and when they are used in accurate dosages to rectify imbalances, most people do not experience unwanted side effects. Traditional hormone therapies used hormones that were not identical to the hormones in the human body, which may have caused men and women to experience dangerous side effects, such as mood changes, bloating, breast or uterine cancer, water retention, and headaches.
Pasadena Bioidentical Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D. has helped countless individuals to improve their quality of life and reduce the effects of aging and hormonal decline with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Patients can receive customized Bioidentical Hormone programs and reduce the effects of aging and hormonal decline in Pasadena, California.