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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Dr. Esther Alabi - Pace Wellness
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February 22, 2017

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is the treatment of hormonal imbalances seen during peri-menopause and menopause, utilizing the identical forms of hormones that are found in the human body.

This natural means of supporting women’s health does not use animal hormones, and for that reason, it is preferred by many women.

Your hormones should exist in harmony with one another. When levels of each hormone are in the right proportions, body systems are stable. When balance is lost, hormone deficiencies and excesses can cause chronic symptoms and disorders, raising risks for disease.

If you have tried to figure out what is happening or perhaps treated your symptoms in ways that don’t seem to work, our comprehensive program will be your first step to feeling better.

You wouldn’t wear shoes of the wrong size just because it was more convenient or cheaper, would you? So why settle for synthetic hormones that don’t give you maximum relief from your symptoms?

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a natural and safe way to achieve hormone balance. Both men and women can benefit from natural hormone replacement therapy. Bio-identical hormones are used to relieve symptoms of menopause, andropause, hysterectomies and hyperthyroidism, as well as similar hormone imbalances when exercise and a good diet are not enough.

Hormone levels fluctuate throughout life, causing imbalances to occur at different times, which can cause many life-impacting symptoms such as fatigue, osteoporosis, heart disease, reduced libido, weight gain, memory, loss of muscle mass, sexual dysfunction, infertility, disturbed sleep, menopause symptoms, headaches and migraines.

So, how will bio-identical hormone replacement help you? It will achieve the following:

·         Enhance the quality of your life

·         Enhance muscle tone

·         Diminish mood swings

·         Restore libido

·         Improve energy levels

·         Restored sense of well-being

·         Increase mental sharpness

Certain nutritional supplements make BHRT therapy more effective. Along with these foundational supplements, other nutritional supplements have been found to be helpful for women on BHRT therapy. Estrogen therapy can deplete the body of trace minerals such as zinc and several of the B vitamins. These nutrients are essential for many of the body’s metabolic processes. Most women are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for bone density, protects against many types of cancers, helps to prevent depression, and is essential for proper thyroid function.

Dr. Esther Alabi is the owner and integrative pharmacist practitioner at Pace Wellness Pharmacy, a wellness-oriented community pharmacy with an integrative approach to health through prescription and nonprescription medicine, supplements, nutrition and alternative therapies. Pace Wellness Pharmacy is located at 8039A Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. To learn more, call 410-553-4345 or visit www.pacewellnessrx.com. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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