A Popular Safe Idea
**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 naturalbioidentical 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 also finding benefit from taking other nutrients such as phytoestrogens, soy, botanicals, vitamins and minerals. Simple blood tests are available to test for nutrient levels to determine individual needs. Saliva tests, as well as blood 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 symptoms.
**Anyone interested in a consultation regarding bioidentical hormones should see Dr. Gerald T. Andreoli, DC, DACBN. Appointments may be made by calling (847) 259-4493.
1) "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause", by Dr. John R. Lee, MD
2) "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause", by Dr. John R. Lee, MD
3) "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer", by J. Lee, MD, D. Zava, PhD and V. Hopkins
These books are available at a discounted price at:
Arlington Chiropractic Clinic
1702 W. Campbell Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Our bioidentical hormones patients visit us from Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows and Palatine in Cook County, IL.