The HRT debate.
For many years there have been debates and theories about the benefits and safety of female hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, as it is commonly known. Recent studies and clinical trials revealed dangers that natural health practitioners have long suspected. Many women worldwide have suffered from potentially fatal side effects like blood clots and heart attacks, while others have experienced distressing weight gain and other symptoms, from standard HRT treatments.
In spite of warnings from research results published more than 20 years ago about the dangers of the chemically manufactured HRT drugs, many doctors continue to prescribe these drugs, and countless women continue to suffer the potentially dangerous consequences.
What women have NOT been told is that the HRT used by the researchers in the Women’s Health Initiative study does not in any way replace, or resemble human hormones. In fact, standard HRT production uses molecules never before found in human bodies. It is noted that more than 25 HRT products have been approved by the US FDA, and while some of them are labeled as natural, studies have shown that they do not replicate human estrogen.
Human estrogen is actually a blend of many different molecules, and if not properly balanced or administered, too much of one or too little of another can lead to serious problems like breast cancer, blood clots or even a heart attack.
Is this a risk you are willing to take?
What is the real thing?
It’s called Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT!
Bio-identical hormones are compounds made in the laboratory from plant chemical extracts such as wild yam and soy, are completely natural, and have exactly the same structure as the hormones produced in the human body. Recent studies have shown that BHRT is much safer than conventional HRT, with minimal side effects, which seldom occur if the correct hormone balance is achieved. BHRT side effects may include temporary water retention, a potential temporary increase in facial or body hair, and breast tenderness. Research has also indicated that there is a much lower risk of cancer, blood clots or a heart attack.
A blood test will determine the exact estrogen balance you need, and the BHRT treatment you receive will be a properly balanced replica of your human hormones. Your dosage will be dispensed by an experienced BHRT medical practitioner.
Live well because you can!
At Renew Health and Wellness, we help women and men regain their vitality and quality of life with natural hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT. Our expert, highly qualified medical team, is able to give you all the assistance you may need.
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