Natural hormones v HRT

Given the effects that follow a hormonal slump, it’s important for all of us to be aware of the facts before embarking on a treatment programme.

While the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has proclaimed synthetic HRT to be a safe treatment for those going through the menopause (in a study part funded by big-pharma giant Pfizer), there are still considerable questions about the health risks such as cancer and heart disease, and the treatment’s effectiveness.

Bioidentical hormone restorative therapy (BHRT) is an alternative and safe method to HRT. However, you must make sure that you chose an expert in this field if you want the best results and stay safe. Chose a qualified doctor!

Here is why natural or bioidentical hormones can help you rediscover your body’s balance:

1. Natural hormones are the right fit to be fully metabolised

Metabolisation of hormones in the body is like finding the right key for a lock. While synthetic hormones might be able to fit the keyhole they do not open the lock. Natural hormones, on the other hand, are the correct key to open that specific lock.

Whether hormones are naturally produced or received as supplements, the body automatically sweeps them into the circulatory system, flowing through an intricate network of capillaries until they find a cell with the right receptor.

Synthetic hormones such as progestins (fake progesterone, such as Provera®) and those derived from the urine of pregnant mares such as Premarin®, together known as PremPro®, have molecular compositions that do not fit into the lock-and-key setup in the body, they cannot correctly interact with the receptor sites. No one actually knows what happens to these molecules that do not ‘fit’ into the receptor sites. But what we do know is, it can take up to thirteen weeks to eliminate them from the body – these are chemicals that do not belong in the body and cause toxic by-products.

Natural or bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, are eliminated through the urine within one day – they are recognised, metabolised and expelled efficiently by the body, with no toxic by-product build-up.

Bioidentical HRT – a natural alternative for your body’s hormonal composition

Conventional HRT treatments are a one-size-fits-all solution. However, every woman (and man for that matter) metabolises hormones differently, so her (his) hormonal needs will be different! Bioidentical hormone restorative specialists will take the time to get to know your hormonal composition and prescribe a natural, effective treatment to restore your inner balance.

A link has long been established between HRT and heart disease, strokes and various forms of cancer. So although NICE has recently declared the treatment safe, both the compound itself and the dosage levels carry severe health risks that may be avoided with natural hormones.

With bioidentical hormone restorative therapy, the clinician will analyse the results of your blood tests and provide you with a treatment programme based on your specific hormonal levels to help restore your natural equilibrium, rather than just artificially inflating hormonal levels towards an arbitrary target. Your hormone levels will be monitored at regular intervals and the treatment tweaked to maintain optimal hormone levels, that correct the symptoms of the menopause, and at the same time, slow the ageing process.

Unlike synthetic hormone treatment – which is generally prescribed for a maximum 5-year programme due to health concerns with artificial compounds – natural hormone restorative therapy is a lifelong solution that offers you the possibility to maintain your health, zest and vivacity into your latter years.

Bioidentical hormone restorative therapy is a safe, effective and long-term alternative to conventional HRT treatment, assisting you in rediscovering your joie de vivre without having to worry about jeopardising your health. Find out how to get started with bioidentical hormone restorative therapy.

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