The purpose of this multi-part article is to present some basic truths about hormones and explain why hormones are critical to our health. It is hoped that all readers will open their minds to the possibility that they might need hormones and to seek the truth (science) about hormones and the incredible benefits they can provide. 

At our Natural Bio Health clinics in Austin, San Antonio, College Station and Odessa, our board certified physicians have been treating menopausal women with estradiol, natural thyroid, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA, when needed, for more than 15 years. Peri-menopausal women typically do not need estradiol although they may need any one or more of the other hormones.

Women can live 30 to 40 years and more in menopause. Hormones were not as significant an issue in the early 1900’s because women and men did not live as long. However, even though our life expectation has increased, the number of elderly living with disabilities continues to increase. Prevention is better than treatment and bioidentical hormones, along with healthy eating and regular exercise, helps prevent the diseases of aging.

“More than 50,000 women may have died by NOT taking this Hormone.” 

50,000 Premature Deaths: In a new article published online Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers project that the deaths of nearly 50,000 women who had a hysterectomy in their 50s and 60s could have been avoided by taking estrogen therapy. The deaths occurred between 2002 and 2011. Another recent article has estimated that as many as 90,000 post-menopausal women have died prematurely because they did not take Estradiol. See blog “NOT taking estrogen increases the risk of premature death”.

Increased Risk of heart disease. A long-term follow-up study of WHI patients appeared in April 2011 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It showed an increase in mortality, especially in heart attacks, in women who had a hysterectomy and who didn’t take estrogen. This of course applies to women in menopause who naturally, not surgically, lack estrogen (estradiol).

“Over 4,000 women are dying every year and the numbers are going up….It all sounds like statistical mumbo jumbo, but these represent families left behind. These are real women with real families. We need to put a stop to this… Taking estrogen does not increase risk of breast cancer. It reduces breast cancer.”

 

Most postmenopausal women have undetectable or very low levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone – unless they are taking hormones. They generally have low levels of free T3 (thyroid) and DHEA. 

Disease Prevention. Hormone therapy is used to help treat symptoms such as hot flashes, and to help prevent conditions such as osteoporosis, heart disease, breast and prostate cancer, and cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s disease brought on by hormone deficiencies of menopause. All hormones are necessary to health.

Progesterone & Thyroid. Women who have a hysterectomy have a deficiency of progesterone and have a deficiency of testosterone. If their ovaries are removed, they also have a deficiency of estradiol. Often, if they “only” have their uterus removed, they are told they do not need progesterone. Because of the Women Health Initiative Study (WHI) misinterpretations, they are told not to take estradiol even if their ovaries are removed.

 When to start. “The optimal time for a woman to take hormone therapy is within 10 years of menopause, said Dr. Holly Thacker, director of Center for Specialized Women’s Health at the Cleveland Clinic.” However, remember that it is never too late.

TO RECEIVE A FREE CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS YOUR HORMONAL DIFFICULTIES OR QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW HORMONES MAY BE AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH, CONTACT A NATURAL BIO HEALTH CLINIC.

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This post is part of a 4 part article:

Disclaimer: There is not a complete list of scholarly articles to back up the claims listed in this blog.  The information, nevertheless, is taken from reputable sources and is believed to be completely factual.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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