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What are Bio Identical Hormones?

Bio identical hormones are an exact replica of the hormones that are naturally produced by the body; matching the body’s natural hormones molecule by molecule.

Who needs Bio identical Hormones?
Hormonal imbalances affect both men and women and can take place at any age. Bio identical hormones, are a natural solution to a hormone imbalance that helps to alleviate symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and andropause. Hormones also dictate every aspect of weight loss, from appetite cravings to how well you burn and where your fat is stored, yet 80% of all adults over 40 are hormonally imbalanced.


Balancing hormone levels is the secret to being more energized, losing weight, sleeping, living stress-free and feeling better.

Why Your Hormones Need to be in Balance
We all know that healthy diet and exercise have a lot to do with the way we look and feel. But did you know that our body’s hormones also play a fundamental role in every aspect of our life? In Suzanne Somers book Breakthrough, Dr. Thierry Hertoghe of Belgium – known as the father of Bio identical hormones – explains the importance of hormone balance.
“Your body contains more than one hundred different types of hormones, and they pour into your bloodstream at the rate of thousands of billions of units a day. Hormones regulate your heartbeat and your breathing. Hormones make men men and women women. Hormones put you to sleep at night and they wake you up in the morning. They control your blood pressure, build up bone, maintain muscle tone and lubricate joints.  Hormones govern growth; they make the body produce energy and heat. Hormones burn fat. Hormones govern the menstrual cycle and allow pregnancy (and birth) to occur. They fight stress, prevent fatigue, calm anxiety and relieve depression.  Hormones make and keep memories.  Hormones maintain the correct level of sugar in the blood and tissues. They resist allergic reactions and infections. They soothe pain. Hormones control your sex drive, virility and fertility.  They stimulate your brain and your immune system.”

Hormone levels peak in our early 20s and decline significantly as we grow older which eventually results in premature aging. The goal of age management medicine is to help us understand our body’s hormones and the need to replace the hormones we lose in the aging process through supplementation, nutrition, exercise, and hormone optimization.


Do you have a Hormone Imbalance?
Do you have any of these perimenopause, menopause or andropause signs?

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Loss of Libido
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Urinary Problems
  • Gynecomastia/ Male Breasts
  • Loss of Morning Erections
  • Irregular periods
  • Weakness
  • Sleep Problems
  • Mood Swings
  • Depression
  • Memory Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased Muscle Tone
  • Increased Belly Fat
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of Energy
  • Hair Loss
  • Incontinence
  • Change in Odor
  • Dizziness
  • Bloating
  • Allergies
  • Brittle Nails
  • Irritability
  • Panic Disorder
  • Breast Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Headaches
  • Loss of Concentration
  • Itchy Skin
  • Digestive Problems
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Osteoporosis


Benefits of Bio identical Hormones

With Bio identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), you’ll maintain a healthy weight, build lean muscle, improve your complexion, and boost your mood, sex drive, and endurance. It will not only alleviate unpleasant symptoms of premature aging in a safe and natural way, but the most important part is it will restore hormone balance while providing the same health benefits similar to what our own body makes.
Treatment often makes a dramatic difference very early on in a person’s sense of well-being.  The benefits of being on a bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) program are optimized when combined with good nutrition, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

How Hormones are Replaced
Hormone therapy can be delivered through topical creams, pills or capsules or injection therapy. The therapy you receive will be determined with an individualized program designed specifically for you
Bio identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Program
At The Murray Center our Bio identical hormone replacement therapy program is a customized system developed to replace hormones with biologically identical agents or restore your body’s ability to produce natural hormones where possible.

  • Individualized hormone replacement consultation and complete evaluation
  • Complete hormone lab and blood panel
  • Detailed history
  • A consultation and lab findings review with Dr. Murray
  • Multiple treatment options – topical compound creams, pills, capsules or injectable therapy
  • Progress consults throughout treatment


How The Murray Center Can Help
Testing and Comprehensive Evaluation of symptoms are critical factors for success. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tests and blood tests to determine your hormone levels and your unique bio-identical hormonal needs. Dr. Murray and our team will monitor and re-evaluate your hormone levels, meeting with you, to insure that they are maintained at their optimum balance.

Consultations are focused on your individual situation giving you a understanding of how The Murray Center can help you make the right choices and help you change your life!


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