Holistic Hormone Help
Hormones have gotten a bad rap. Ever since the major study in the 1990s called the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) revealed that prescription hormones were responsible for increasing the risk of heart disease, cancers and dementia women stopped using them in droves. But then they were left to suffer symptoms of menopause and perimenopause including sometimes severe hot flashes, depression, insomnia, loss of libido, weight gain and anxiety.
Hormones for Perimenopause and Menopause
An important detail of the WHI was that the hormones used were synthetic and sourced from pregnant horse’s urine. To help women, doctors like myself started to use bioidentical hormones – sourced from yams and soy and identical to our own hormones, much unlike the horse pee stuff. Women have a safer and incredibly effective treatment for symptoms that can really affect quality of life. We’ve seen much research that has shown the safety of these hormones and I am confident more women would be open to them once they experienced the effects.
I can help women navigate the complicated world of compounded prescription hormones to get them feeling themselves again – sometimes even better than they felt before!
I’ve done advanced training and certification through Restorative Medicine to best diagnose and treat Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, Subclinical Hypothyroidism, Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome and Graves Disease. I have also obtained further certification in the prescription of Bio-Identical Hormones for both women and men to treat PMS, PMDD, PCOS, Acne, Peri-Menopause, Menopause and Andropause. My training has involved A4M and Dr. Ron Brown MD Gynecologist. I am proficient in the prescription of conventional treatments in each of these conditions as well as compounded prescriptions that are more tailored to each individual. In times when patients feel more comfortable with herbal therapies, lifestyle modifications and modalities like acupuncture we effectively explore those too.
I find it very important to have thorough and honest and evidence based discussions with patients on the pros and cons of hormone treatment and other popular treatment options like herbal therapy and acupuncture.
Below is a review on bioidentical hormones for your further reading. Also you can find questionnaires that can help determine if you have a problem in perimenopause.