Alice Melanson, M.D. – Montreal Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Montreal Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Alice Melanson, M.D., utilize Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to provide an alternate option for women suffering from hormonal imbalances and age related hormone decline. Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular and chemical structure for the hormones produced in the human body, and for this reason they can usually provide patients the benefits of balancing hormones without the dangerous side effects. This therapy has revolutionized the way that people replace hormones because choices were limited in the recent past, and women and men could only obtain hormones for replacement therapy that were not identical to the hormones made in the human body.
Bioidentical hormones are synthesized from sources such as soy or yams, but in the past they were made from animal waste or the urine of a pregnant horse. Because horse hormones are not identical to human hormones, the cells of the body cannot always metabolize the hormones correctly. For example, estrogen hormones may attach themselves to progesterone cell receptors, which can block the spots that the body’s progesterone needs to attach to. This can cause increased estrogen levels and an imbalanced ratio of estrogen to progesterone, which may lead to estrogen dominance. Because estrogen promotes breast and uterine tissue growth, while progesterone inhibits it, estrogen dominance can increase the risk for breast and uterine cancer.
Another issue that can occur with non bioidentical hormone therapy is that the hormones cannot be dosed according to individual needs, and most patients are given a one size fits all treatment. Women that are slightly deficient in a particular hormone may be given more than they need, and other hormone deficiencies may not have be addressed at all. Many patients that partake in hormone therapy with hormones that are not identical to the body’s hormones may have a higher risk of side effects, which can be more painful than the symptoms they were initially experiencing from the hormone imbalances. Side effects such as headaches, bloating, water retention, mood changes, endometriosis, and breast or uterine cancer, are commonly associated with non bioidentical hormone therapy.
Montreal Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to reduce to symptoms related to hormonal deficiencies due to aging, such as perimenopause and menopause. Mireille Mousseau, R.N. and Alice Melanson, M.D. are Montreal Bioidentical Hormone Specialists that can also reduce the symptoms caused by hormone imbalances that are due to a poor aging, stress, a poor diet, and a lack of exercise.
Bioidentical Hormones has many benefits for women, which can include
- Better Moods
- More Energy
- Improved Sexual Function
- Decreased Vaginal Dryness
- Increased Muscle Mass
- More Lustrous Hair
- Reduced Anxiety
- Stronger Bones
- Healthier Sleeping Cycles
- Increased Stamina
- Elevated Workout Performances
- Fewer Night Sweats
- Reduced Blood Pressure
- Reduced Hot Flashes
- More Skin Elasticity
- Less Depression
Mireille Mousseau, R.N. and Alice Melanson, M.D. is a Montreal Bioidentical Hormone Doctor can help women to determine imbalances and can develop a treatment plan that is tailored to meet specific needs. Montreal Bioidentical hormones have allowed many people to overcome the challenges associated with hormonal imbalances and improve their overall quality of life.