Bio-identical Hormones

Confusion exists regarding the use of the term “natural” versus “bio-identical” hormones, particularly as it applies to the hormones estradiol and progesterone which must be molecule for molecule absolutely “identical” to hormones produced by the human body to have the desired effects. These bio-identical hormones are made from plant sources.

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Menopause

Menopause is a natural biological process, not a medical illness. Even so, the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause can disrupt your sleep, sap your energy and – at least indirectly – trigger feelings of sadness and loss.

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DHEA

DHEA is a naturally produced pro-hormone. DHEA occurs in the body as a result of a cascading molecular synthesis from the very large complex molecule to progressively smaller more specialized ones. Acetate in the body is converted into cholesterol when certain carbon chains are removed to yield pregnenolone, known as the “grandmother of all hormones.”

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Obesity

There is evidence at present that the condition of being overweight is different from the condition of being obese. Being overweight is the result of taking in more calories than one expends. Obesity, on the other hand, is much more complex.

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Thyroid

The best two screening blood tests for thyroid function are a free T3 (triiodothyronine) and free T4 (free thyroxin) both done by all labs. Another thyroid test, the TSH, should be done as follow up if the free T3 and free T4 are abnormal.

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Subcutaneous Hormone Pellets

This method of hormone replacement therapy is increasingly popular with both women and men because of the convenience of periodic pellet insertions as opposed to daily application of a cream or creams.

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