The conventional medical approach to women suffering menopause can be summed up in one word, "buck-up."
At I.M. 120 we believe that every woman has the right to go through life with her full complement of hormones intact. Merely because you are no longer of reproductive age does not mean that your hormonal needs should be neglected.
Here are the things that are known to occur in the face of decreased sex hormones; shrinking muscles, sagging skin, thinning bone, thinning hair, decreased sex drive, slowing of brain function, decreased mood, shrinking of the vagina, vaginal dryness, difficulty with orgasm, difficulty with sleeping, the list goes on! All of these symptoms can be prevented or reversed with the proper use of bioidentical hormones.
Conventional hormone therapy uses agents with a molecular structure that is foreign to your body. This makes it more difficult for your body to metabolize the hormones and leads to an increased risk of adverse effects.
We believe that by using bioidentical hormones in the proper dose you can enjoy all the benefits of youthful hormones throughout your life while minimizing any potential adverse effects. Most women have read about the link between hormones and breast cancer. That link has only been established for conventional artificial hormones. Studies have demonstrated that the type of hormones given will have a variable affect on cancer risk. When properly used, bio-identical hormones have not been shown to increase breast cancer risk.
Rather than just dismiss menopause and accept the inevitable march into old age, at I.M. 120 we believe in treating your hormones to maintain your most youthful mind and body.