Driving down the road one day, a large billboard came into view. It portrayed a happy couple in their 50’s smiling happily. The ad read, “bioidentical hormone therapy”. What? Do you give women a little testosterone and the men a little estrogen, or a lot, and they end up with healthy, compatible, equal libidos? That made for interesting pondering while driving down the interstate. What a good idea, but how healthy would that be. Would women start to grow chest hair while men suddenly had the urge to go shopping for new shoes?
While completely uninformed on the subject, it was a great concept to fantasize about. What Chattanooga hormone replacement therapy does is quite different from this uninformed initiative. Hormone therapy is for women who are experiencing severe menopausal symptoms, extreme hot flashes, headaches, ovarian failure, dryness, itching, and discomfort. It is for partially for women who have had hysterectomies where the ovaries were removed or those experiencing premature menopause.
While hormone therapy was routine for women for the treatment of menopausal symptoms a large clinical study released in 2002 showed that there were serious health risks associated with the artificial hormones. Women stopped taking their medicines often without talking to their doctors. Problems ensued.
The studies have been reviewed and reviewed, doctors have a better understanding of the chemicals and their effects on women’s bodies. Hormone replacement, while risky, is still essential for certain women. It can lower the risk of osteoporosis, breast cancer, or heart disease.
Chattanooga hormone replacement therapy is a specialized, doctor supervised treatment to help women with severe menopausal symptoms. The therapy safeguards against osteoporosis, bone loss and hip fractures that often occur after menopause. Colorectal cancer is decreased with hormone therapy.
The media is resplendent with success stories of those who have used hormone replacement therapy and gotten vigor and energy back to their lives. Two choices are available bioidential and synthetic. “Bioidential are natural to your body, it matches exactly the molecular structure of the hormones that your own body produces-it’s a hormone from Mother Nature. So if you get the raw material from soybeans and yams, which they do, and then you convert it into something that matches your own body’s hormones exactly, that is a bioidential hormone, says Dr. Christiane Northrup, author or the “Wisdom of Menopause”.
She goes on to explain that synthentic hormones like progesterone have a different effect on women and aren’t as successful.
There is a lot to think about as you age. While there is no miracle pill to give you and your husband identical libidos, there is Chattanooga hormone replacement therapy to help you feel like your old self again.