As we get older, our bodies produce lower levels of regulatory hormones like Oestrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone.
Though it may seem that these hormones decline because of ageing, the opposite is actually the truth.
‘Our hormones don’t decline because we age……
we age because our hormones decline’.
The word HORMONE.. comes from a Greek word that means to ‘excite’ , ‘spur on.’ That’s exactly what hormones do within your body. They act as catalysts to spur on chemical changes within your cells that supply energy and aid in development. Approximately 300 different tissues in our bodies are equipped with oestrogen receptors!
Several conditions which may be due to hormonal imbalance:
Post Natal Depression
So WHY are Bioidentical Hormones different?
Bio-identical hormones have been in use for thousands of years. The first record of their use goes back to Ancient China where the ageing female nobility routinely ingested dried young women’s urine to counteract problems associated with menopause. The reason for this type of therapy was that young women’s urine contains the metabolic waste products of Oestrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone. Throughout history you can find references to the use of young women’s urine to help older women with problems of ageing.
Even though bio-identical hormones were known to be effective and were available as early as the 1930s, the only way to avert their destruction by the digestive tract was to administer them intramuscularly in a painful oil-based injection. Since pharmaceutical companies could not patent natural substances and the technology was not available to painlessly get bio-identical hormones into the body, researchers came up with an alternative.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) uses hormones that are not identical in molecular structure than those produced by our own bodies. But were equine..pregnant horses urine was thought to be a ‘natural’ option so first conjugated equine oestrogens were the first non-bio-identical hormones to be developed however this oestrogen only replacement was associated with endometrial cancer.
Scientists observed that endometrial cancer was not a significant occurrence in women whose ovaries produced a proper balance of oestrogen and progesterone. A synthetic non-human form of progesterone, called progestin, was developed by the 1980s to balance the non-bio-identical oestrogen in commercially available HRT preparations.
The introduction of these foreign elements has been shown to cause a large number of unwanted side effects and in some cases, increases in the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease (Women’s Health Initative, 2002). Click HERE to gain insight in additional recent evidence from British Heart Foundation, which showed a small increase in stroke with postmenopausal women on HRT Click HERE. Over the past several decades more women and men have been turning to a more bespoke treatment.
Bioidentical Hormones: A UNIQUE Experience Bioidentical hormones perfectly match the chemical structure of human hormones. Patients have been prescribed Bioidentical Hormone worldwide (in the USA, Canada, Australia and Germany). Incorporated within any prescribing, is monitoring the health of every Patient, which is why clinical assessments are required such as blood analysis and ultrasound scanning, which is a mandatory requirement.
The main ‘philosophy’ associated with Bioidentical Hormones is that WE are all UNIQUE. Through this amazing insight, I was inspired to train as ‘Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapist’ as part of ‘The Marion Gluck Training Academy’.
That’s great .. But how much is this going to cost .. let’s review an annual breakdown follow this step-by-step journey!