There has been controversy on the topic of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for the last 15 years. Negative attitudes have dominated the media since 2002. Combine this with the fact that the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study that was halted eight years ago because of health risks, hormonal therapy options caused a confusion for women trying to make an informed decisions on their health. Lets shed a little light on the confusion. First, the WHI study and the subsequent media reports about HRT are based on Commercial HRT only. They are based on findings about the combination of conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone (called PremPro). Thus, when you hear about HRT in the news, this is what they are referring to Due to massive media coverage, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has sparked a large amount of controversy. Comments were made regarding health risks and negativity surrounded the women’s health initiative, which was halted eight years ago. As a result, many women were spun into confusion when trying to make informed decisions on their health.
We want to help clear up the chaos of confusion. To start, regarding the women’s health initiative, the media coverage that took place were only reporting on HRT, and based on Commercial HRT only. The product called PremPro, which is a combination of conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone, is what they are referring to when they speak about HRT.
While there are alternatives, such as over the counter medications containing phytoestrogens or topicals with a low dose of progesterone, they only provide temporary relief. For long term results and benefits, the success lies in bioidentical, or bioequivalent, hormone replacement therapy.*
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a prescription based on plant-derived medications. Unlike conventional hormone replacement therapy, BHRT is chemically changed in a laboratory and made to match what your body would naturally produce. This means that BHRT is tailored to fit your body’s specific needs rather than a standard dosage.*
The Goals of BHRT
BHRT is a common approach to alleviating symptoms caused by PMS, perimenopausal, and menopause. However, there are other benefits it helps achieve, such as:*
- Bring hormonal balance back to the individual
- Alleviate other symptoms caused by the imbalance of hormones
- Reestablish the protective nature of those hormones against diseases and illnesses
Benefits of BHRT
There are a multitude of health related benefits that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy provides.*
- Aids in prevention of Osteoporosis and restoring bone strength
- Improved cholesterol
- Better sleep
- Protection against disease and heart stroke
- Less hot flashes/vaginal dryness
- Increased libido
- Lower risk of breast and endometrial cancer
- Lower the risk of depression
- Helps prevent Alzheimer’s
- Improved mood, concentration, and memory
With fewer side-effects than synthetic hormones, BHRT has improved individual’s overall health and given long term relief.
Call us today to learn how you could benefit from BHRT.*
*Note: All testimonials are from real patients at Living great, with real experiences. We do want to recognize that results will vary from person to person.