EFFECTS OF BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy will not reverse aging. The goal of natural hormone therapy is to maintain sound levels of hormones to alleviate symptoms and reduce the risks of acquiring many of the diseases associated with aging. The benefits of BHRT include increased energy, weight loss, diminished difficulty of sleeping and improved libido.
Knowing which hormones to replenish and how to adjust the levels for optimal results requires specialized tests and training. Dawn Philp, FNP has undergone extensive training in diagnosing, treating, monitoring and adjusting hormone levels for both men and women.
SAFETY OF BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Unlike bioidentical hormones, many of the commonly prescribed synthetic hormones introduce foreign substances that produce toxic by-products, which can cause a wide array of side effects and more serious conditions such as an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is safe and free of the risks associated with synthetic hormones.
Today, natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional (synthetic) hormone replacement therapy. Studies have shown the long term health benefits of natural hormone optimization reduces the risks of the diseases associated with aging (i.e. cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and senility).
ALLEGED PROSTATE HEALTH RISKS
There have been numerous studies documenting no increased risk of prostate cancer with testosterone supplementation. A well-known Harvard urologist, Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, has devoted a large piece of his career to studying this issue. Prostate cancer is almost always contracted later in life when testosterone levels have significantly declined.
ALLEGED CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH RISKS
Several newspapers in early 2014 cited a flawed study that was retrospective, poorly designed, and implied negative cardiovascular effects from testosterone treatment. This could not be further from the truth. There are numerous studies documenting the beneficial cardiovascular effects from testosterone optimization.
BHRT TREATMENT PLAN
1. Consultation to discuss medical history and the benefits of BHRT.
2. Serum level testing of initial hormone levels.
3. Follow-up consultation to discuss results and recommended treatment program.
4. Hormone prescriptions written and the importance of patient compliance is emphasized.
5. Patient begins hormone therapy.
6. Repeat serum testing to ensure optimal levels have been obtained.
7. Follow-up visit to discuss results and recommend any necessary changes.
Aging doesn't have to be work! If you or someone you know could benefit from Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy contact us today to schedule your consultation and regain the spark you once had!