Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Learn about the different essential hormones our bodies produce and their individual significance.

TESTOSTERONE

Both men and women produce testoterone. Men produce most of their testosterone in the cells of the testicles and a lesser amount from the adrenal gland. Women produce testoterone primarily from their ovaries and a small amount from the adrenal gland. Testoterone can generally relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, irritability, dry skin, decreased sex drive, poor focus, memory lapses, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, heart palpitations, achiness, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, restless leg syndrome, resless sleep, migraines, low exercise tolerance and lack of energy.

In men, testoterone can convert to estrogen, which counteracts the beneficial effects of testoterone. Men with high conversion levels of testosterone to estrogen need to take an estrogen blocker to reduce the levels of estrogen and make the testosterone more bio-available.

ESTROGEN / ESTRADIOL

For much of your life estrogen fluctuates up and own. This occurs within the monthly cycle of women and also within the general framework of a lifetime. The degree and pattern of fluctuations are totally unique to each individual. So,too, are the ways the body reacts to the episodes of deficiencies and excesses created by the fluctuations.

IS YOUR ESTROGEN LOW? Common signs and symptoms of estrogen deficiency

**Vaginal Dryness **Hot Flashes **Night Sweats **Osteoporosis

PROGESTERONE

This hormone is vital to a woman's well being. Progesterone is crucial for everything from brain fuction to skeletal function. This is the hormone that balances out estrogen and takes away its worst side effects.

Benefits of taking Progesterone:

-It acts as a natural diuretic.
-It relaxes, calms and protects the nervous system
-It can help with anxiety and irritability, treats insomnia and is a natural anti-depressant
-It enhances your body's defenses against certain types of cancers and neurological disorders
-It improves the breakdown of fat into energy by helping the thyroid gland to function better
-It's absolutely esential for women who still have their uterus. It prevents the uterus from building up a lining that would eventually cause bleeding. It also helps prevent uterine cancer.

Bio-Identical versus Synthetic:

Conventional, or synthetic, hormones are synthesized in a lab and typically derived from plant progesterone and animal estrogens (phytoestrogens). Synthetic hormones are very near—but not identical—to the molecular structure of the hormones produced within the human body. Women going through menopause often use synthetic hormones to treat symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and low libido. The menopausal symptoms are generally the result of declining estrogen levels.

In many cases, the body interprets synthetic hormones as foreign toxins because it cannot metabolize the chemical make-up of the hormone. This often leads to a variety of unwanted side effects ranging from non-life threatening to more serious medical conditions.

Common side effects associated with the use of synthetic hormones include:

* Blood clots
* High blood pressure (hypertension)
* Cardiovascular diseases
* Cancer

The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) studies reported that women who used conventional (synthetic) hormone replacement therapy were faced with a higher risk of developing breast cancer and heart disease. Soon after the WHI findings were released to the public, many women began seeking out natural alternatives to conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are structural replicas of the body's natural hormones. Since bioidentical hormones share an identical molecular structure to the hormones the body produces naturally, bioidentical hormone therapy is a safer and more effective method of treating symptoms of hormonal imbalance, without hormone therapy side effects.