YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE SYMPTOMS ANYMORE! ARE YOU tired all the time, do you lack sexual desire, depressed, can’t focus, experience hot flashes or gained weight? All of these symptoms listed can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, by simply replacing what hormones your body is deficient in can correct these symptoms. Unfortunately, in 1991 shock waves were sent through our society when the Women’s Health Care Initiative Study was halted prematurely due a slight increase in breast cancer and cardiovascular disease with women taking oral conjugated estrogen, estrogen derived from pregnant horse urine, such as Premarin. The conclusion reached by society was that all hormones caused the same problem. This simply is not true. Bio-identical hormones are not the same, they are identical to that which the body produces, and does not cause any of the problems that estrogen derived from horse urine may cause. In addition, there has been an abundant amount of research papers published in respected international journals documenting the beneficial effects of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy since the 1930’s. Due to the fact that pharmaceutical companies are unable to manufacture and sell these naturally occurring hormones, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy has been ignored because of the political agenda’s of pharmaceutical companies in the United States.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy can be delivered in many ways via pills, patches, creams, injections and pellets. The most physiologic way of administration is via pellet therapy because the hormone levels are maintained constantly without the peaks and troughs seen with the other methods. Pellet therapy is delivered by placing the hormones directly under the skin allowing the body to access the hormones constantly whenever the body is in need. This convenient method allows delivery of hormones for 3-6 months, without having to remember to take a daily pills or possibly having skin irritation from creams and patches.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy can help both men and women achieve the natural healthy balance of hormones their bodies need to maintain optimum well-being.
Some of the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy include:
Enhancement of libido and/ or increased sexual desire; Reduced fatigue & increased energy levels; Relief from anxiety and depression; Consistency in moods- reduction in feelings of anger, nervousness and irritability; Increased energy, focus, mental clarity and concentration; Improved memory; An increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat.
In addition to these symptoms of overall well-being, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy has been shown to decrease cholesterol, increase bone density and possibly offer increased protection against breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy is initiated only after a complete medical history and specific laboratory testing to evaluate deficiencies in hormones such as the thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone to name a few. Depending on the results of the laboratory testing, medical history and symptoms, the appropriate hormone and delivery method is chosen. After 2 weeks most clients are stating, “I feel wonderful” or “My husband thanks you for bringing me back to him.” You simply don’t have to live with the symptoms anymore!