Dr. Rachel Meek specializes in Age Management therapies that help to slow down the aging process and maintain optimal health. The California Longevity and Vitality Medical Institute and Dr. Meek serve the residents of San Francisco and many of the surrounding communities.
Bioidentical hormone therapies work in the same way as natural hormones because they are biologically identical to the hormones found naturally in the body. We are able to replace many, but not all, hormones with biologically identical substitutes. These hormones are administered in a way as close to the natural cycle of hormone production as possible. Many of the functions of hormones will be replicated with the use of bioidentical hormones diminishing symptoms of hormone decline or deficiency.
Bioidentical hormones are made from synthetic molecules. The synthetic molecules are used to duplicate exactly the chemical makeup and structure of natural hormones that are produced by the body. They attach to receptor sites within the body, just as natural hormones would, and produce the same effects. Hormone replacement therapies that involve the use of bioidentical hormones are considered to be safer than hormone replacement with hormones that are synthesized with a different chemical structure.
Because bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones produced by the body, they produce the same effects. When bioidentical hormones are used in hormone replacement therapies, they can have a dramatic effect on the aging process. When hormone levels are returned to normal, the body begins to function as it did when hormones were at more youthful levels. Hormone levels affect every aspect of our health. When hormone levels are low many conditions associated with chronic disease and aging appear.