A Popular Safe Idea to treat hormone problems
Many women are searching for safer alternatives to the synthetic drug hormones, promoted by the pharmaceutical industry, that have been in use for many years. The safety of synthetic hormones has been in question for quite some time. A large definitive study of hormones was prematurely halted in 2003, because a high percentage of women taking the synthetic drug hormones developed breast cancer, other tumors and blood clots. Later it was also shown that there was a higher incidence of Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and other abnormalities in the synthetic hormone-taking women.
There is a currently emerging trend for women to be requesting natural bioidentical hormones to balance their hormones and prevent PMS and menopause symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are unique because they are exact duplicates of the hormones produced in a women's body (as opposed to synthetic hormones which have their chemical formulas altered so that they can be patented by the drug companies).
Women are finding benefit from taking alternative treatments such as progesterone creams, phytoestrogens, soy, botanicals, vitamins and minerals. Simple blood tests are available to test for nutrient levels to determine individual needs. Saliva tests are available to determine the active fraction of a patient's hormones. Based on these test results, natural prescriptions can be given to supplement deficiencies and improve or prevent hormonal symptoms.
If you are interested in a consultation regarding bioidentical hormones, help may only be a phone call away. Appointments may be made by calling (847) 259-4493.