You know your body, and you can feel when your hormones are not in balance. This is when you need BHRT, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy determined by saliva testing.
Do you suffer from any of the following: PMS, frustration, anxiety, insomnia, low sex drive, decreased energy, head hair loss, hair growing on the face, dry mouth, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, mild depression or sever depression, headaches, mood swings, breast tenderness, etc.. Are these issues affecting your quality of life and your precious relationships? Have you had a hysterectomy and been told you no longer cycle as a result? We will teach you that you cycle until you die, no matter what a doctor removes from your body. Do your symptoms vary throughout your menstrual cycle if you still have your period or, if your periods have stopped, do you notice certain symptoms more at a certain time of the month more than others? If you are entering perimenopause, are you experiencing new or different symptoms? Perimenopause is the period of hormonal imbalance that leads up to menopause. It can start at almost any age and create a myriad of symptoms that may appear unrelated. Are the hormones or hormone related medications you are currently taking not providing you with the relief you expected? Did you know that even if you are not taking Hormones you are being exposed to them daily, from the food you eat, products you use to the environment?
The way to look at BHRT, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is from puberty until death, a healthy woman’s body is making its own natural hormones in synchronous balance, without giving her cancer, heart disease or strokes. What the Anti-Aging Clinic professionals are attempting to regain is this natural balance as closely as possible, using Mother Nature and not harsh synthetic drugs. The hormone pathway Seen Here is a delicate balance.
Conventional HRT in the medical sickness industry not only failed in the matter of improving hormonal balance and health, but also by causing cancer. The sickness industry fails to measure hormones correctly and they fail to prescribe physiologic doses of hormones and by prescribing synthetics hormone drugs, foreign to the human body, not hormones found-in-nature, that cause a long list of unwanted side effects, up to, and including death.
What we recommend is to first measure the complete one-month cycle, utilizing a 11-saliva panels taken over the course of one-month to test for hormone levels that will indicate what the hormonal imbalances are. Then we begin correcting those imbalances, using natural to the body hormones in physiologic doses, which means ordinary doses that the body would naturally produce itself, placed under the tongue in micronized lozenge form, that was compounded by our compounding pharmacist.
The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study brought attention to the dangers of synthetic hormone replacement drugs and was canceled because of a high risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke associated with using synthetic HRT (hormone replacement therapy). The study analyzed the health of 16,000 women ages from 50 to 79 years. After five years, those using HRT (Premarin and Provera or PremPro) had a 29 percent higher risk of breast cancer, a 26 percent higher risk of heart disease, and a 41 percent higher risk of stroke.
To emphasize a bit more, nearly 40,000 women were harmed by taking these drugs. That’s an epidemic and doesn’t include all the women who suffered from weight gain, fatigue, depression, irritability, headaches, insomnia, bloating, low thyroid, low libido, and gallbladder disease and blood clots.
One of the most disturbing aspects of this scenario is that it was created due to the carelessness of conventional medical sickness industry practice, which dictated – without good supporting evidence of safety and efficacy – that dictated any woman over 50 complaining about anything remotely related to menopause, to be put on a one size fit all HRT drug. Their hormones were measured improperly with blood sample, which did not lead the doctor to find out which hormones the woman needed, or how much, and they were subjected to the mentality of one-dose-fits-all mindset that created estrogen levels to rise dangerously high, for millions of women. Hormonal measurement in the medical sickness industry community is typically:blood tests, which only measure the serum, the watery part of the blood and progesterone is carried in the red blood cells, not in the serum. Then taking one sample of blood would give only a snapshot of the cycle. The cycle that is up and down all month long, which, depending on the time during the 30-day cycle that the blood was taken, could only indicate what it was for that one day. The most accurate way to measure hormonal levels is with an 11-saliva panel test, where samples are collected on various days set by the document provide with the test of the month, which measures your active or bioavailable hormones through out the complete female cycle. Click this link for information on the 11-panel test
Furthermore, the efficacy of natural progesterone in hormone replacement has been totally ignored in favor of the synthetic patentable (and therefore more profitable) counterparts known as progestin’s. Natural estrogen in the body stimulates cells to grow in the first 14 days and progesterone stimulates the cells toward differentiation, which is an anti-cancer property. Cancer cells are undifferentiated, and thus grow without control. Progesterone, which is natural to our body, encourages cells to die when they’re supposed to (which cancer cells don’t do).
It is easier to see why testing is vital when you examine estrogen dominance, which describes a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen, but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Even a woman with low estrogen levels can have estrogen dominance symptoms if she doesn’t have enough progesterone. Without prior knowledge reveled by our thorough questionnaire and 30-day saliva testing, giving her a one-size-fits all hormone, could prove devastating.
Some Symptoms, which accompany estrogen dominance, are: Water retention, bloating, Dry eyes, Sluggish metabolism, Thyroid dysfunction mimicking hypothyroidism, Hair Loss, Fatigue, Headaches, Infertility, Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs, Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction, Irregular menstrual periods, Early onset of menstruation, Decreased sex drive, Foggy thinking, Insomnia, Memory loss, Mood swings, Depression with anxiety or agitation, Autoimmune disorders, Acceleration of the aging process, Osteoporosis, Polycystic ovaries, Premenopausal bone loss, PMS, Allergies, Mineral deficiencies, Gallbladder disease, Fibrocystic breasts, Breast tenderness, Breast cancer, Cervical dysplasia, Uterine cancer, Uterine fibroids, Endometrial (uterine) cancer, Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)
The environment, chemicals and some food affect estrogen. Clarification & “Disclaimer”: As a result of various science-planning activities (within and outside government), confusion often develops with regard to the relationship between Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and “endocrine disrupting compounds”. Only a small subset of Pharmaceuticals and (PPCPs) are known, or suspected of being direct-acting Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) (primarily synthetic steroids and other synthetic hormones, acting as a hormone or anti-hormone modulating mimics — agonists or antagonists, respectively). While many xenobiotics can have a wide range of ultimate, indirect effects on the endocrine system, few have direct effects (i.e., serve as immediate endocrine agonists/antagonists at the hormone-receptor level). As an example, the inhibition or induction (such as by triazine herbicides) of P450 aromatase can effect changes in androgen/estrogen ratios; this effect is not at the receptor level. It is important to note that PPCPs and direct-acting EDCs are NOT synonymous, and the toxicological concerns are usually totally different also known as environmental estrogens.
Environmental estrogens are, endocrine-disruptors, endocrine-modulators, estrogenic mimics, eco-estrogens, environmental hormones, xenoestrogens, hormone-related toxicants, hormonally active agents (phytoestrogens being a subset). Please review Soy, which is a phyto-estrogen that should be eliminated from your diet!
Furthermore, the endocrine system (and its interconnected signaling pathways) is extraordinarily complex and cannot be easily distilled to a simple issue of “disruption” or “modulation”. While “disruptors” can act directly at the hormone-receptor level, they can also act indirectly via a plethora of alternative routes (e.g., nervous system, immune system, specific cellular transporter systems), most of which are not always considered in the scope of many of the current definitions of EDCs. Endocrine disruption, in general, is narrowly viewed as a reproductive/developmental issue. An excellent overview of EDCs can be found at the “Environmental Estrogens and other Hormones” web site (Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities): eehome. Whether EDCs represent a meaningful way to classify toxicants with respect to environmental risk — whether they play a significant toxicological role in environmental exposure (especially for humans) — continues to be actively debated.
The regular price for this 6-month treatment plan is $995.00 plus the monthly fee from the pharmacy that produces the BHRT lozenges and there is a one time fee from the physician that signs the prescription so the pharmacy can produce it and there is a $50.00 per month consultation fee to answer questions that will initiate any changes in dosages of the Natural BHRT lozenges or any portion of the program, that was determined from the very beginning questionnaire..