Are you considering taking Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)? Replacing the body’s exact hormones with BHRT is a choice millions upon millions of women have made. BHRT is natural in two respects:

  1. Natural in that these hormones are the exact molecules produced by the ovaries.
  2. They are also natural in that they come from natural sources, such as soya products and the yam.

Synthetic or animal hormones, which are not the same hormones produced by the body, should never be used as these are recognized as foreign substances by the body. BHRT is a very easy and natural way to benefit women who have stopped producing the natural estrogens and other hormones their bodies have produced their entire lives.

There are three primary estrogens produced by the ovaries: Estriol, estradiol and estrone. In addition to producing estrogens, the ovaries also make testosterone, DHEA and progesterone.

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The ultimate goal for BHRT:

  • To replace the hormones exactly in a balance safe effective ration.
  • To alleviate the symptoms caused by the body’s decreased production.
  • To restore the protective benefits that were originally provided by the body’s natural occurring hormones.

Estrogens

  • May help to improve memory and cognitive function
  • Help to decrease blood pressure and reduce plaque formation on the arterial walls
  • May reduce the risk of developing or the severity of type 2 diabetes
  • May increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol and decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
  • May improve mood, energy levels and sleep patterns
  • Reduce bone loss and the risk of colorectal cancer

Estriol

  • Appears to be the safest of all estrogens
  • The weakest of all estrogens
  • Usually used with other estrogens for balance
  • Does not cause harmful build-up of the lining of the uterus in normal doses
  • Has never been shown to cause breast cancer
  • Effective treatment for hot flashes and other symptoms
  • The highest level of all estrogens produced by the ovaries

Estradiol

  • Most potent and major estrogen
  • Predominant estrogen produced before menopause
  • The major form of estrogen in pre-menopausal women
  • Can be converted to other estrogens, primarily estrone

Estrone

  • The lowest level of all natural estrogens
  • The primary estrogen produced after menopause
  • The estrogen usually associated with estrogen-dependent breast cancers

Progesterone

  • Helps to turn estrogen off
  • Balances estrogen and counteracts “estrogen dominance”
  • Builds bone back, reverses osteoporosis
  • Minimizes the risk of endometrial cancer
  • Used to treat many PMS symptoms
  • Is non-toxic
  • May enhance the benefits of estrogen on lipid and cholesterol profiles

Testosterone

  • The body’s natural anabolic steroid
  • Promotes the entire body’s metabolic efficiency
  • Promotes muscle formation and maintenance
  • Plays a critical role in mood
  • Can restore and enhance libido
  • Helps with vaginal dryness and muscle tone
  • Helps build bone
  • Improves energy level and mental alertness

Hormone Related Symptoms

  • Varies by stage of Menopause
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Reduced libido
  • Painful intercourse
  • Insomnia/ disturbed sleep
  • Poor concentration
  • Vaginal thinning, dryness
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dysmenorrhea (cramps)
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Premenstrual (PMS) symptoms
  • Infertility, endometriosis

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