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Especially for Women- Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
Replace Hormones With Bioidentical – It’s Natural
Bioidentical is defined in the American Heritage Dictionary as follows: Bio means life; living organism. Identical means being the same. Bioidentical means any substance similar to the substance in the living organism. When bioidentical is used, it refers to any natural hormone which has the same molecular structure as in a human body.
The popular thinking of this day and age is not about bioidentical natural hormone replacement ” popular thinking is usually concerned with synthetic hormones. The popular idea is that a body cannot use a natural substance to create the hormones needed, therefore synthetic hormones are used. The problem with popular thinking is that it does not require you to think at all by Kevin Meyers. Is popular thinking smart thinking?
Should Hormones Be Replaced?
Hormones are chemical substances, produced in the body from the nourishment that is given it, that are then transported by the blood to other organs to stimulate their function. The functions are numerous and include growth, muscle tone, bone density, energy level and more.
After turning 35 years old, the production of hormones lessens each year. There are nearly 40 different hormones that are produced and utilized for different functions in the human body.
Should we be with out these hormones in perimenopause (the time prior to menopause) and menopause years? Climacteric symptoms ” ones that indicate the period of decrease of reproductive capacity in men and women, culminating, in women, in the menopause, can span over 30 years from age 35 to 70 years. The first hormone that declines is progesterone (causes anxiety, irritability 15 years before menopause) followed by Estrogen (causes hot flashes and vaginal dryness, may last up to 2-3 years in 75% and in the rest can last way longer) and then Testosterone which is required to maintain muscle mass and strength and libido.
Should we be without hormones? NO!!
Do Hormones Have Anything to Do With Cancer?
To answer this question, it is beneficial to understand a bit more about estrogen. In the female human body there are 3 different kinds of estrogens that occur naturally. They are called Estrone, Estriol and Estradiol. Of the three only one is clot forming and the one that stimulates breasts and creates cancer and it is Estrone. The synthetic estrogens that are used in this day, do not have Estriol, the most protective anti-cancer estrogen. The synthetic horse estrogens contain over a third of equine estrogens which are not compatible at all to a human female.
The natural female cycle in which progesterone is created occurs only 15 days of every month. The usual synthetic progesterone prescription that is given is for each day of the month. A long list of female body problems occur from the synthetic hormones while on the other hand, the natural bioidentical hormones are created from natural sources such as soy or yam and modified to match the human hormones exactly.
When taking the bioidentical progesterone, because it is compatible with the human body, a women can experience improvements in mood, a lessening of irritability, relief from bloating and hot flashes besides a diminishing of other problems with the digestion, with flatulence and with memory loss. Using the bioidentical hormone therapy has also shown improvements in the reduction of tender or swollen breasts and a reduction in vaginal bleeding.
Synthetic progesterone hormones create unhappy women, a lessened quality of life, higher levels of bad cholesterol that can lead to coronary problems, a loss of memory and less bone density. On the other hand, bioidentical progesterone creates the opposite because it is compatible with the human body thus it makes for a happier, healthier life.
What causes cancer in menopausal women?
As the hormonal imbalance starts to occur in a womens body, estrone levels become way too high which are cancer causing and there is too little progesterone in the body, which is cancer protective. When we replace hormones in women we balance the ratios of various estrogens and progesterone naturally. This improves the overall quality of life and we get stronger and happier women.