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rotecting your heart health is essential at any age, but it takes on even greater importance as you age. As you get older, your hormone levels undergo changes that can increase your risk of heart disease and other conditions.
You might have heard of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Unlike traditional hormone therapy, which uses synthetic hormones, BHRT uses ones that are natural and biologically identical to the ones made by the body.
BHRT is one of the ways you can improve your heart health.
The Heart Health Benefits of BHRT
Hormone replacement therapy is a powerful way to maintain your health, since hormones have a significant impact on the healthy functioning of your heart and other systems.
Progesterone, for example, has important anti-inflammatory properties and enhances the beneficial impact that estrogen has on blood vessels. In many ways, progesterone and estrogen “collaborate” to boost heart health and provide other health benefits.
In men, waning testosterone levels are a concern because testosterone lowers your risk of coronary artery disease and chest pain.
How BHRT Helps Women in Particular
Women’s risk of heart disease goes up after menopause. This is because estrogen production slows down after this milestone, which has major implications for heart health, as estrogen is responsible for increasing blood flow, raising good cholesterol levels and lowering the bad ones, and absorbing free radicals that can cause damage to the arteries.
BHRT replaces the body’s natural estrogen, which has diminished, so you can continue to experience the incredible range of benefits that estrogen offers. Your body cannot distinguish between the bioidentical hormones and the ones that occur naturally in your body.
Other benefits of BHRT
In addition to boosting heart health, BHRT has many other positive health benefits, which include:
- Increased mental functioning and clarity
- Improvements to depression and anxiety
- Greater sense of well-being
- Healthier skin and hair
- Higher energy levels
- The ability to shed fat and gain muscle more easily
- Greater ability to fall asleep at night and achieve quality sleep
- Fewer menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats
Find out more
If you are interested in how BHRT can help you live a healthier and more satisfying life, we can help you explore your options. Premier Wellness and Aesthetics Center services the areas of San Francisco and beyond. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.