Hormonal balance is the key to health and vitality, no matter what your age is.
Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life characterized by permanent cessation of the menstrual flow. In the years before (peri-menopause) and during menopause, the levels of female hormones can fluctuate, causing symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Some women take synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) derived from pregnant mares’ urine to relieve these symptoms. Synthetic HRT is getting more and more controversial as it has been consistently associated with increased risk for cancer. Women have sought alternative therapies to address hormonal imbalances caused by menopause and have found great relief through bio-identical hormones.
Bio-identical hormones exactly match the molecular structure of the hormone that your own body produces.
- re-establishes lost/decreased hormonal balance
- has fewer side effects versus synthetic derivatives
- provides protection against heart disease
- reduces breast cancer risk
- improves cholesterol and lipid profile
The main three types of hormones prescribed for BHRT are progesterone, androgens, and estrogen.
Progesterone aids in the function of thyroid hormone, helps increase energy and libido, slashes heart attack risks in menopausal women through cardiovascular protection, and protects against breast and endometrial cancer.
The androgen testosterone plays a vital role in establishing integrity of the skin, muscles, and bones. Testosterone can protect against osteoporosis, obesity, and loss of immune function. It enhances sex drive, improves energy level and mental alertness, increases lean muscle mass, and accelerates loss of excessive fat
Estrogen provides relief of menopausal symptoms by restoring normal balance, reducing bone loss, increasing HDL (good) cholesterol and decreasing LDL or bad cholesterol., This female hormone also aids in decreasing blood pressure and reducing plaque in the arteries. It improves mood, energy levels and sleep patterns as well as memory and cognitive function, and reduces the severity or the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
If your life is affected by menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, disrupted sleep patterns, increased daytime sleepiness, impaired memory, poor concentration, nervousness, irritability, vaginal dryness, and dry, sagging skin using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) could drastically turn around your life.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses hormone medication and extracts that are identical to the hormones naturally produced by the human body. Naturally occurring plant hormones from wild yams require modification in a laboratory to produce the bio-equivalent human form. Some women benefit from the optimization of multiple hormones including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones , parathyroid hormone, melatonin, and cortisol if warranted by hormone testing results. Evidence from HRT studies relate to populations, not to individual women. Each woman’s history and personal and family risk factors need to be evaluated to help you determine whether BHRT is right for you. Our doctor will educate you more about the therapy so you only make informed decisions.
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