Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women

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The Aging Process

With age, our hormone levels naturally begin to decrease, a significant factor in the aging process. The human body does not function at an optimal level without adequate hormone balance. At some point, in the lives of both men and women, the endocrine glands fail to maintain adequate hormone levels, and the older we get, the more depleted our hormones become. It is at this point that replacing those hormones becomes desirable and leads to a happier, healthier life. The key to safe and effective hormone replacement therapy is to use bio-identical hormones and to administer them in as physiologic a manner as possible. The body cannot metabolize non bioidentical hormones in a normal manner; therefore, they persist in the body and exert an abnormal effect which can lead to medical problems.

What are Bio-Identical Hormones?

Bio-identical simply means that the hormone is exactly the same molecule as that which is naturally made by your body. This is important because your body recognizes it as such and can metabolize it normally. The term “bio-identical” does not indicate the source of the hormone, but rather indicates that the molecular structure of the replacement hormone is identical to that of the hormone naturally found in the human body. Bio-identical hormones are made by processing of hormone precursors found in plant sources, usually soy and yams.

When is the right time for Hormone Replacement Therapy?

When one becomes deficient in any hormone, it is optimal to replace it. Generally women will become deficient in progesterone and/or testosterone in their late 30′s to early 40′s. A lack of estrogen usually doesn’t occur until shortly before or at the menopause (average age of 51). Replacing all three hormones after the menopause is usually necessary for optimal hormone balance.

Benefits of Estrogen Replacement in Women

Benefits of Progesterone Replacement in Women

Benefits of Testosterone Replacement in Women

HRT Library: Further Reading

Take a look at these HRT studies and articles that may help identify the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy and disprove various false claims made concerning potential health risks.

There are hundreds of studies available to practitioners with regards to pellet hormone therapy, unfortunately most do not know where to find them or do not take the time to research the studies. The following are a few we have compiled.

Articles:

Natural Hormone Pellet Therapy -- An Alternative to Bad Medicine

Studies:

*Individual results may vary.