Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Therapy For Women
Do you have signs of menopause, weight
gain, or perimenopause?
Night sweats, weight gain, hot flashes and memory
problems are the most common symptoms of a hormonal
imbalance as you age. Having a healthy hormone balance
is critical to keep you healthy and happy and to be free of
emotional and physical distress. Your hormones are the most
delicately balanced process in your body. Women with a healthy
hormone balance, tend to live and enjoy a healthy and productive life.
However hormone imbalances or fluctuations can take a strong body and make it unpredictable,
weak and unreliable. Some of the signs and symptoms include:
Click on any of the above symptoms to learn more
The role of hormones
The hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, DHEA, and HGH coordinate biochemical activity that happens in the cells of our body and brain. These chemicals act as messengers and coordinate our metabolic processes by stimulating changes in our cells. As hormone levels fluctuate during our lives, they can cause emotional and physical problems…which can be different for each person.
Relief from symptoms through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an effective and safe way to find relief from the symptoms you are experiencing. The key to an effective hormone therapy is to choose a Physician and clinic that doesn’t offer a cookie cutter solution to your problems. Each individual has different symptoms, and their body handles therapy differently. Steer clear from programs that do not offer you a “Targeted Therapy Program” that is created specifically for you.
Restoring your hormone balance
Restoring your hormone balance is directly correlated to an increase in the quality of life for women. Bioidentical estrogen and progesterone therapies have shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease protect women from heart attacks; reduce the negative effects of osteoporosis. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies have been found to help prevent miscarriages, treat menstrual problems, PMS, weight gain and memory problems.
Proper Hormone Balance helps avoid minor annoyances
…and major diseases like stroke and heart attacks
Estrogen is known as the female hormone. For women, it is connected to many of the things that impact beauty and function. Symptoms of low estrogen levels include; thin or dry vaginal walls, low sex drive, a reduction of collagen that makes skin thinner, drier and more prone to wrinkles.
Progesterone helps regulate a host of other hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol. Low levels of progesterone can cause many of the symptoms we listed above. Progesterone works on the central nervous system, affects memory and impacts thought (that foggy feeling), and helps keep you calm. It also works in conjunction with estrogen to keep bones strong. Bioidentical progesterone performs these same functions, while progestin, the pharmaceutical version, only regulates the menstrual cycle and increases the chance of side effects.
This is considered a “man’s hormone”, but the truth is women need testosterone too – but just in lower amounts then men. But women do need testosterone, as it play a role in sex drive, sustaining lean muscle and reducing mood swings. In women, testosterone plays a role in sex drive, building and sustaining There are several options for testosterone replacement therapy that include capsules, injections, creams, and gels.
Are bioidentical hormones “better or safer” than synthetic Hormones?
Over ten years ago a study was done by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) that found that a pharmaceutical grade synthetic hormone made from horse urine, significantly increased the risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. And because of this study millions of women stopped taking hormone replacement. Since then it has mistakenly kept millions of women in the US away from hormone therapies that have shown to significantly improve symptoms and reduce a women’s risk of heart disease and stroke.
Pharmaceutical synthetic hormones are created “on purpose” to be different then human hormones. Why? Because Bioidentical hormones, being created by nature, not man, cannot be patented, and their low profitability means that pharmaceutical companies and few doctors choose to offer them! There is much more profit in synthetic hormones, that is why large pharmacies are trying to give misleading information about Bioidentical hormones.
How do bioidentical hormone therapy programs work?
The first thing you have to understand is, not all bioidentical therapy programs are equal. There are many clinics that offer and only administer a cookie-cutter type program, and will use your symptoms into one of their preset programs. This is a mistake!
Every woman is different, and should be treated as such. It is critical that you choose a clinic that works with your symptoms and body makeup, and targets your specific symptoms and needs, and doesn’t place you in a range of other women.
Your targeted individual hormone treatment program would include
- Complete evaluation of symptoms, comprehensive history and lifestyle review, physical exam and a baseline laboratory testing exceeding conventional medicine
- Tests should include: Blood counts, blood chemistry, hormone levels, lipid profiles, cardiac risk factors and Vitamin D levels
- Body composition & Nutrition Assessment
- Targeted conversation to implement Bioidentical hormone therapy specifically for your needs
- Bioidentical hormones can be administered using creams, sublingual (under tongue), gels, and capsules for supplements
- You are monitored by a board certified physician, not an intern or practicioner.
- With this program you will usually be on a daily regimen of supplemental and hormones specifically created for you by a physician.
- Nutritional guidance and support