BioIdentical Hormone Replacement
Dr. Cynthia Olson is a family physician trained in BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Her approach is designed to not only restore your hormones to a healthy level, but also to address lifestyle, nutrition, stressors and environmental exposures, all of which can profoundly affect your hormones and your health.
Partnering with Relax & Renew Spa, Dr. Olson brings her passion and expertise in Metabolic Medicine to support our clients in wellness and the aging process.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the term commonly used to describe the treatment of hormone deficiencies brought on by aging, by replacing them with hormone molecules that are identical to the hormones produced naturally within the human body.
Hormones are responsible for controlling the delicate biochemical balance in our bodies. They move our bodies through each phase of our lives, from infancy through puberty, reproduction, and old age. They prepare our bodies to fight, to flee, and to mate, and they are responsible for many of our daily mood swings and hunger pangs. Hormones are produced by our cells in very small quantities, and trace amounts can have significant effects.
What is the difference between Bioidentical and Synthetic Hormones?
Bioidentical replacement hormones were first used to provide relief from the symptoms of menopause in the 1930’s. The first synthetic, or mass-produced, hormones were developed in the 1940’s. The synthetic hormones, which are derived from horse urine, do not match the molecular structure of the hormones produced by our bodies. Synthetic hormones can produce unpleasant side effects such as nausea, fluid retention, and dizziness. Worse, studies in the 1970’s began to show that using patented synthetic hormones increased the risk of potential dangers such as breast cancer and uterine cancer.
Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are extracted from natural sources such plants, including soybeans and yams. Their molecular structure is identical to that of the hormones produced within our own bodies. Bioidentical hormones are compounded into creams by compounding pharmacies. They are custom-tailored to suit your specific hormone replacement needs, to allow you to receive individualized treatment.
What are some of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There are many benefits gained by the natural, customized approach of BHRT, including:
- • Improved weight loss
- • Improved sex drive
- • Improved look and feel of hair and skin and nails
- • Improved mental health
- • Improved memory
- • Improved mood and emotional balance
- • Lower cholesterol levels
- • Decreased risk of osteoporosis
- • Decreased risk of heart attack
- • Decreased risk of stroke
- • Much more!
Once you have contacted our office, you can purchase your information package with patient history form, symptom diary and blood requisition form. We request that you have your blood work completed a minimum of 4 weeks before your appointment as several of the tests take time to complete. There will be a $200 deposit to reserve your spot. Doctor Olson is in the spa once a month.
Initial Consultation $450
Follow Up Appointments $200