The need to bring balance to the endocrine system has never been more important than now. Bioidentical hormones differ from synthetic hormones. Our hormones are like a jigsaw puzzle; each hormone has a specific shape that can attach only to it's matching receptor site. Synthetic hormones do not match these receptors. This is where a lot of side effects in traditional hormone therapy come from. Using hormones that are “human identical” gives the best results with the lowest risk of side effects. Mainstream medicine has little to offer women going through hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause. We can do much better than prescribing antidepressants.
Stress depletes our body of hormones and puts particular strain on the adrenal glands. We live in a high stress society. Long-term stress can lead to adrenal fatigue, which results in imbalance of the entire endocrine system. If you have significant stress in your life, it is imperitive that you find ways to get it under control. Stress impedes the body’s ability to regain balance and will continue to exacerbate symptoms inspite of therapy.
We are living in an era with the highest level of endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemical exposure in history, starting at birth. Women are experiencing more symptoms of hormone imbalance than they did 50 years ago, such as endometriosis, PMS, ovarian cysts, PCOS, breast cancer, uterine cancer, fibroids, and infertility. Men are experiencing lower testosterone levels and increasing infertility issues. Girls are developing sexual traits and menstruating at a younger age. Boys are battling with developing breasts.
Men and women seeking help with hormone imbalance need to see a clinician that specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy “BHRT”. BHRT is a highly specialized field that looks at the endocrine system with an integrative, Optimal Health approach. All hormones must be assessed with an emphasis on adrenal and thyroid function. The approach is such that we are looking for “Optimal Levels”, not just “in the range”. Symptoms are of as much value as laboratory numbers. How often have you been told your blood work is in the normal range, only to find yourself thinking, “I don’t feel normal”? Intuitively, many people know that what they are experiencing isn’t normal.
A personalized BHRT program can offer substantial improvement in your quality of life and prevention of diseases of aging.