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Hormones

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The Benefits Of Life
Changing Hormones

Hormones can be categorized into three distinct groups according to their chemical composition. The three types of hormones are steroid hormones, peptide hormones, and amino acid derivatives. Each of these hormones will have different mechanisms of action due to their distinct chemical properties.

Hormones have a number of benefits and can help to:

Types Of Hormones

Hormones can be categorized into three distinct groups according to their chemical composition. The three types of hormones are steroid hormones, peptide hormones, and amino acid derivatives. These different types of hormones will have different mechanisms of action due to their distinct chemical properties.

Amine Steroids

Amine hormones are derived from the amino acid tyrosine and include adrenaline, thyroxin, and triiodothyronine.

Amine hormones do not all share identical properties and have properties common to both peptide and steroid hormones.

Steroid Hormones

Steroid hormones are lipophilic (fat-loving) – meaning they can freely diffuse across the plasma membrane of a cell. They bind to receptors in either the cytoplasm or nucleus of the target cell, to form an active receptor-hormone complex. This activated complex will move into the nucleus and bind directly to DNA, acting as a transcription factor for gene expression. Examples of steroid hormones include those produced by the gonads (i.e. estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone)

Peptide Hormones

Peptide hormones are hydrophilic and lipophobic (fat-hating) – meaning they cannot freely cross the plasma membrane. They bind to receptors on the surface of the cell, which are typically coupled to internally anchored proteins (e.g. G proteins) The receptor complex activates a series of intracellular molecules called second messengers, which initiate cell activity. This process is called signal transduction, because the external signal (hormone) is transduced via internal intermediaries. The use of second messengers enables the amplification of the initial signal (as more molecules are activated). Peptide hormones include insulin, glucagon, leptin, ADH and oxytocin.
Human Hormonal System
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What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

There is confusion over exactly what bioidentical hormones are and their use and effect on the body. Bioidentical hormones are chemically and functionally identical to human hormones. The body has the necessary enzymes to break down and metabolize these hormones.

Bioidentical hormones are designed to produce the same responses in the body as hormones made by the human body. Restoring and balancing hormones with bioidentical hormones is an individualized approach to hormone replacement. Bioidentical hormones are custom-made for each patient.

What Is BHRT?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, is commonly used to treat symptoms of menopause. It contains the female hormone estrogen to replace the estrogen that your body has stopped making due to menopause. In addition to estrogen, you will also take progestogen to balance your estrogen levels.

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1. Tell Us About Yourself

Your goals, symptoms, and health history will be used to formulate a customized program to meet your lifestyle objectives.

2. Check Your Levels

Visit a nearby location to quickly complete your blood test or check hormone levels from the comfort of your own home.

3. Talk to Patient Care

An EVOLVE physician specializing in BHRT will review your lab results with you from the comfort of your home via telemedicine.

4. Receive Your Treatment

Your custom treatment plan, along with instructions and support documentation, is quickly delivered right to your door.

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