“There are 25 years of scientific research with hundreds of studies in the U.S. and Europe that have demonstrated that bio identical hormones, estradiol and micronized progesterone, are equally or more effective than synthetics — and safer. Yet mainstream medicine has buried its head in the sand and refused to take these studies seriously.”
–The Truth About Hormone Therapy, The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2009 – Click Here for Full Article
Hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, mood swings, weight gain, loss of sexual interest, panic attacks, migraine headaches, and aching joints and muscles pains are all signs menopause
Menopause starts when woman’s endocrine system does not have capacity to produce sufficient amount of hormones to produce eggs and progresses until end of life. Hormones are messages from the brain to the organs and cells. They regulate how we look and feel, our energy level , the growth of our bodies , our sex drive . There is no function of the body not regulated by hormones. It is obvious that correction of hormone loss and excess will result in normalizing body functions and prevention of accelerated aging.
There is no standard solution to restore youthful hormone levels. Each female body is different. Customized bio identical hormone therapy is the only way to replace hormones safely.
What are Bio identical Hormones?
Bio identical hormones are the same exact substances that are produced in our glands. Bio identical hormones are created from similar compounds found in plants like yams or soy beans. The plant-based hormones are chemically altered in such a way that its structure becomes identical to hormones produced naturally by your body. This is why bio identical hormones are “natural” and our bodies can metabolize them. These hormones come in various forms including tablets, under the skin pellets, creams, gels, and nasal sprays.
Bio identical hormones are then are used by a highly-trained pharmacist called a “compounding pharmacist” who will mix drugs to fit the unique needs of the patient. Compounding pharmacies are licensed and regulated by state just like regular pharmacies.
Synthetic hormones are not identical to the hormones your body uses and cannot be processed by your body in a natural fashion. They act as toxins since their chemical makeup is different and the body does not know how to throw them out. Adverse side effects often are worse than the symptoms for which the cure was introduced.
Suzanne Summers who was treated with Bio Identical hormones felt tremendous difference and became international advocate for their use. Bio-Identical hormones are called that way because their molecules are identical to hormones that are produced in human glands ( endogenous hormones) and their action is identical to natural human hormones. This is why they are much better tolerated and produce almost no side effects.
Individualized bio-identical hormone therapy is the only way to replace hormones safely. One size doesn’t fit all. Your response to BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy) depends on your genetic profile, stress level, condition of your health, your environment, nutritional supplementation, and diet.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy we offer includes:
- A comprehensive review of symptoms and medical history
- Saliva, blood, and/or urine testing of hormonal levels
- Helping you chose the best method of hormone replacement
- Ongoing re-evaluations to obtain optimum levels that’s right for you
- Nutritional planning
- Fitness program
We offer hormone supplementation custom tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle such as creams, gels, under the skin pellets. Because one’s body is unique the need for hormones, the speed of elimination, the pathways of processing and many other variables are impossible to determine prior to treatment and this is why Hormone optimization therapy requires fine tuning of the doses to obtain optimum effects of hormone replacement and to avoid side effects. This is based on analysis of your individual symptoms , your body type, your menstrual history as well as on repeated testing of hormone levels in response to changes of the doses.
We require for you to have recent Mammogram, PAP smear and sometimes uterine ultrasound to ensure the safety of our patients. Patients involved in this type of therapy must, therefore, we willing to devote time and be consistent in following physician’s recommendations. The commitment is considerable, but many times, the medical benefits are worth the effort.
Why to prefer BHRT over HRT
For years it was considered natural for women at the age of late forties and early fifties to suffer from symptoms of Menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, mental fog, irritability, tearfulness, fatigue, poor sleep, loss of sexual desire was considered normal and women were expected to deal with it.
Then, even though human hormones are very simple molecules which could be easily made from such natural sources as soy and wild yams, the pharmaceutical industry created artificial hormones: Premarin from PREgnant MARe urine, Provera and other progesterone-like ( but not progesterone ) substances called progestins and started utilizing them to treat Menopause. Of course, many actions of these medications were somewhat different from hormones that are produced in the human glands and were associated with significant side effects.