Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
Recent Studies and Misconceptions
Many women and their physicians have been shocked to learn that conventional & natural hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can actually increase the chance of getting a major disease. The most recent controversial Women’s Health Initiative trial was abruptly halted in July 2002 because it showed that conventional HRT, using synthetic hormones such as Premarin, Prempo, Premphase, Provera, Cycrin, Amen, or any medication containing conjugated equine estrogens (made from horse urine) and a synthetic (manmade) progestin, medroxyprogesterone acetate, increased the chance of some major diseases, as follows:
- A 41% increase in strokes
- A 29% increase in heart attacks
- A 26% increase in breast cancer
- A 22% increase in total cardiovascular disease,
- A doubling of the rate of blood clots,and
- A possible contribution to Alzheimer’s disease.
WE MAKE BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES – NOT THE MANUFACTURED HORMONES LISTED ABOVE. Contact us for more information on hormone replacement therapy.
Many women taking conventional HRT feel they are faced with only two options: continue to take the synthetic hormones and hope for the best, or stop taking hormones and possibly experience unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, bloating, forgetfulness, mood swings, night sweats, irritability, breast soreness and weight gain, to name a few. A third choice you may not be aware of is bioidentical HRT. This therapy differs from conventional HRT in several ways.
What dosage forms are available?
- Rapid Dissolve Tablets
- Sublingual Drops
- Vaginal Cream
- Uses hormones with the same structure as the hormones produced by the human body (synthetic hormones have the structure appropriate for horses, with only approxi-mately 30% identical to human hormones);
- Is prepared by a compounding pharmacist and not available from a drug manufacturer;
- Uses progesterone, not progestin, and different estro-gens (estriol, estradiol and estrone) either as a single-ingredient or multiple-ingredient prescription;
- Is individualized or customized to each woman’s needs, symptoms, hormone levels, etc., and can be easily adjusted; and
- Is prepared in a dosage form, ie, troche, capsule, cream, or suppository, based on what your doctor recommends and what you prefer.
Whether you’re looking for relief from symptoms caused by hormone imbalance for the first time or trying to decide if you should continue to take the hormones you’ve been taking, you should be aware of all the options.
If you are interested in learning more about bioidentical HRT Gold Coast, please contact us for further information.
There are many hormone replacement therapy specialists that we compound for and have a great relationship. Please visit their websites for more information.