BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What Are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy uses hormones compounded by doctors and pharmacists from natural plant extracts. They are virtually identical to the naturally occurring hormones made by the body. They include the three estrogens: estrone, estradiol, and estradiol, as well as progesterone, pregnenolone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol.
Because bio-identical hormones are identical to what the body makes, they are not associated with the severe list of side-effects as synthetic hormones.
In this video, Dr. Hansen discusses how Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy works, who can benefit, and the results you can expect to help you feel great again!
Bio-Identical Hormones come from plants and so they cannot be patented. In essence, God holds the patent to these plant-based hormones. That is the only reason drug companies don’t make them. Without a patent, there is no market exclusivity and hence no financial incentive to bring the product to market.
Balancing Hormones Naturally
Hormone balance is essential to optimal body function and health. However, as we age, our bodies produce less of the essential hormones required for maintaining optimal health and well-being. Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy can provide these essential hormones.
Additionally, hormonal imbalance is caused by environmental chemicals found in pesticides, plastics, and non-stick cookware, to name a few.
Synthetic Estrogens are actually a natural hormone disruptor that can be found in dairy and meat products because they are fed to dairy cows to make them produce more milk and to beef cattle to fatten them up for the market.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Synthetic estrogens exacerbate hormone imbalances resulting in a variety of physical and emotional symptoms, including:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Mood changes
- Brain fog
- Decreased libido
- Vaginal atrophy
- Thinning bones
Hormone Deficiencies and Imbalances Cause Serious Health Risks
You need to know that these symptoms are not merely trivial, vain, fleeting or that you will just have to learn to live with them. They are signs of hormonal imbalances that can lead to serious diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancer, if left untreated. Women do not need to suffer from the symptoms of menopause or resort to taking harmful synthetic drugs to avoid them.
You need to know that you have a choice. You can take natural Bio-Identical Hormones, which are safe and effective alternatives to the synthetic Estrogens and Progestins that are known to increase your risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease.
The correct balance of Bio-Identical Hormones can stop the maddening symptoms of menopause and help you recover your healthy mind and body and feel great again.
Don’t Take Hormone Pellets, Pills or Creams!
Hormone pellets implanted under the skin are designed to last 3-4 months. This sounds very convenient, but that convenience comes with a price, in that it often leads to a buildup of hormones including the harmful Estrogen, Estradiol, which is known to cause cancer.
Dr. Hansen often sees women patients who have been on Hormone Pellets and finds that their Estradiol levels are up to 10 times too high. Those hormone levels stay elevated for as much as a year after the last implant. This puts them at increased risk of Breast, Uterine and Ovarian Cancer, especially if they are not taking Estriol and Progesterone in the proper balancing levels.
Additionally, the Pellets are required by the FDA to be sterilized either by radiation or Ethylene oxide, a potential neurotoxin. Hormone pellet implants are frankly dangerous and should be avoided.
Oral pills are only about 20% absorbed, while 80% of the hormones will be taken up by the liver and be eliminated by the body before getting a chance to accomplish their tasks.
Creams are messy, poorly absorbed and eventually the skin stops absorbing them almost entirely. This is because the skin is designed to be a barrier and to keep chemicals out of the body.
What is the Best Way to Take Hormones?
The safest and best way to take Bio-Identical Hormones is to dissolve them under your tongue (sublingual). They get absorbed directly into the bloodstream, across the mucous membranes of the mouth. This area of the mouth is rich in capillary blood vessels that can readily absorb Bio-Identical Hormones.
You can take your bio-identical hormones every night, just before bedtime, and they will pass completely through your entire body’s circulation. This method allows the natural hormones to go right to work to heal and rejuvenate the body before being broken down and eliminated by the liver, 24-hours later.
Dr. Hansen has spent many years developing just the right combination of Bio-Identical Hormones, using just the right ratios and combinations that dissolve quickly under the tongue. Hansen Clinic formulates bio-identical hormones are free of extraneous, harmful, or unnecessary ingredients.
There are several good studies on the safety and efficacy of bio-identical hormones. One large-scale study of 54,548 postmenopausal women compared the risks associated with synthetic and bio-identical hormones.
Bio-identical hormones have been used safely in Europe for almost fifty years.
Hormone Testing is Important
Dr. Hansen is committed to the well-being and safety of all of his patients. Anyone receiving bio-identical hormones is thoroughly tested to determine the most accurate dosage needed to provide optimally balanced hormones. Dr. Hansen recommends testing before and after dosing to make sure your levels are optimal.
The Hansen Clinic only uses the highest quality pharmaceutical grade (USP) bio-identical hormones to raise hormonal deficiencies to optimal levels. Dr. Hansen closely monitors his patients, through testing, to ensure that their hormone dosage remains correct. He works to ensure that each patient can reach his or her optimal level of health and well-being and can overcome the physiological stresses created by hormone deficiencies.
What Hormones Should Men and Women be Taking?
Balance is the key to optimal health and vitality. Dr. Hansen tests all of the key hormones required in men and women, including: Estrone, Estradiol, and Estriol, as well as Progesterone, Pregnenolone, Testosterone, Free Testosterone, SHBG, DHEA, Cortisol, Growth Hormone, and Thyroid.
Once your levels are determined, the correct dose of each can be chosen for your individual case. It typically takes 1-3 weeks to get the hormone levels up to optimal levels and get you feeling great again.
Many patients say Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy makes them feel better than they have ever felt before. They have reported feeling happier, healthier, stronger, clearer, sharper and more alive than before.
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