All hormone replacements are not created equal. Bioidentical or Bioequivalent are terms that describe the technical molecular structure of hormones being an exact copy of what your body makes. Your body recognizes the hormone, and the potential for negative side effects is much less. The alternative is a “synthetic” hormone that has been often greatly altered chemically and affects the body differently with a larger chance of side effects and disease. At Desert Mobile Medical, we focus on using Bioidentical Hormones.
DOES BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY CAUSE BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN?
There has never been a single published study demonstrating that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy causes breast cancer in women. In fact, a very large study called the French Cohort study demonstrated that bioidentical progesterone actually decreases the risk for breast cancer
THE BENEFITS OF BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT
Combined estrogen and progesterone therapy may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Some data also suggest that estrogen can decrease the risk of heart disease when taken early in the postmenopausal years. Systemic estrogen helps protect against the bone-thinning disease called osteoporosis.
Best of all, the fatigue and slumber you have been feeling disappear. The aches and pains in your joints will be gone. You will have increased memory & concentration. Your sexual drive will return.
In males, having testosterone replacement therapy might cause you to have a reduced risk of heart attack or stroke, fight obesity by having a increased muscle mass and decreased fat mass, stronger bones to help prop up all that muscle, increased memory and concentration, better sexual libido, an improved overall mood decreasing depression and anxiety, improved sleep, and might also decrease your chances of developing aggressive prostate cancer.
WHAT DOES BALANCED HORMONE REPLACEMENT MEAN?
Hormones act in a positive and negative feedback loop and as I had mentioned above, and act as messengers. These messengers act by controlling and coordinating activities in the body and if misaligned, can worsen the situation. That’s why a balanced approach is a proper way to assure you are receiving the right hormone at the right time and that it doesn’t disrupt the other hormone messengers in a deleterious way. Taking only one specific type of hormone can reduce or increase other hormones in the body, leading to untoward effects, and might increase your chances of developing cancer.
All in all, the best approach is to have a bio-identical and balanced hormone replacement that mimics your endocrine system. Look for a qualified physician who has the expertise in treating patients with this type of replacement therapy.