NATURAL BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT TREATMENT for MEN & WOMEN
WHAT ARE HORMONES?
Hormones are chemical messengers, made by special “endocrine organs”, that circulate throughout our bodies telling our cells what to do. The balance of hormones directly affects how our bodies function. Good balance translates into energy, weight control, sexual vigor, youthful appearance, and an overall sense of well-being. Imbalance leads to fatigue, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction, depression, impaired immune function, chronic illnesses, debility and premature aging.
The sexual steroid hormones estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone produced by the ovaries control the rhythm of a woman’s monthly cycles. The texture and suppleness of your skin, the strength of your muscles and bones, the flexibility of your arteries and veins, your digestion andn elimination, your sexuality, even your ability to cope with stress are all impacted by these sex steroid hormones. Each has specific jobs to do on their own but they also work together as a team. The amount of each one of the them you have in your system is important and so is the balance between them. When you don’t have enough of one, or if the ratio between them is out of kilter, your cells may not receive the messages they need to function optimally.
Hormones are good for you. They are abundant when you are young and they keep young people healthy. Chronic illnesses and symptoms of hormone imbalance create problems as we age and are directly connected to loss of hormone production by the human body.
WHAT ARE NATURAL HORMONES?
Natural hormones are made from concentrated and purified plant extracts (soy and wild yam) and are bio-identical to the hormones produced in the human body because their molecular structure is eactly the same. They are FDA approved but cannot be patented because they are natural substances. This is why pharmaceutical companies up to now have not had interest in marketing them (not enough profit) even though they have been readily available for more than 20 years. A compounding pharmacist will mix the extracts with a trans-dermal cream that is then applied topically. They are available by prescription only in therapeutic strengths and do not belong to the supplement or alternative medicine categories. The over- the- counter phyto (plant)-estrogen and progesterone products may help to relieve some mild symptoms (hot flashes for example) but they are not concentrated enough to provide relief of more intense symptoms such as night sweats or insomnia. In addition, they do not have the necessary enzymes to transform over-the-counter soy or yams into active, useful hormones in our bodies.
Instead of the position in conventional medicine that natural hormones should hold, they have been commercially unavailable and physicians have had little exposure or education in their use. Because they had derived from a naturally occurring substances, o large pharmaceutical company has sponsored studies or promoted them on a large scale. In small studies conducted around the world using evidence based medicine methodology, bio-identical hormones have proven highly effective in the treatment of symptoms of hormone imbalance and safe for more than twenty years.
HOW DO NATURALS COMPARE WITH “SYNTHETIC” HORMONES?
Synthetic estrogen (Premarin ) is derived from the urine of pregnant mares and altered in the lab to produce a patentable (and profitable) product. Of the 200 molecules of estrogen in this synthetic product only 2 vaguely resemble the estrogen our body makes. Synthetic progestin (Provera) is a chemical formula made in the laboratory and also does not resemble that of human progesterone. The human body may respond to synthetic hormones by developing adverse reactions such as breakthrough bleeding, bloating, abnormal lipid profile (elevation of LDL or bad cholesterol). When used long term, synthetic hormone replacement therapy has been liked to serious complications such as heart disease, breast cancer, strokes, blood clots (venous thombosis) and even cancer.
Natural hormones have identical molecular formulas to human hormones. Our bodies recognize them as their own and use them easily and safely.
HOW DO I APPLY NATURAL HORMONES?
Although the application procedure might vary (ask your doctor to be sure), here are some general guidelines. We recommend that half the daily dose be applied in morning , preferably after showering and the other half 12 hours later. If you are taking estrogen and progesterone or progesterone alone, apply the cream to the idle of your breastbone (where a locket would rest) and massage gently in a quarter sized circular motion until completely absorbed. If you are taking testosterone, empty the contents of the whole syringe and apply it to your clitoris and around outside rim f your vagina. Gently massage until absorbed.
WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT
You should start noticing relief of symptoms within a month of regular use of your prescription natural hormones. The transition into hormone balance should occur gently over the first few months of treatment. Natural hormones will help ease the symptoms of insomnia , eliminate your hot flashes and night sweats, enable you to enjoy sex again, and address other symptoms of menopause, without the side effects of conventional HRT.
HOW DO I GET A PRESCRIPTION
The first step is to book a Consultation with our M.D. and Expert in Natural Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy , where after an in-depth consultation, and various tests (blood work, saliva, etc.), you will be given a prescription to take to a compounding pharmacy. The rest is easy and relief certain and safe. So wait no longer…to finally get the relief and quality of life you deserve.
ONGOING MEDICAL SUPERVISION
Due to the fact that ongoing supervision is a necessity when dealing with symptoms of Female or Male menopause, your physician will offer you an open line of communication to let us know if any of your symptoms start creeping back. The problem is easily addressed by simply adjusting the dosage of your natural hormone treatment.
TESTOSTERONE AND MALE MENOPAUSE
Testosterone USP is a natural bio-identical testosterone that is FDA approved and is available as a bulk chemical. Custom compounded formulations are available by prescription and are the optimal form of testosterone therapy but these formulations are not subject to stringent quality control standards of government approved products. As a result they may have inconsistent quality and dosing. It is therefore imperative to find and consult with a physician that is knowledgeable about using and prescribing bio-identical hormones.
Accumulating evidence confirms that testosterone treatment for Men improves sexual function, including low desire and a gives a sense of well being with a very low incidence of adverse side effects.