Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Is there a connection between hormonal imbalance and osteoporosis? Osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures run in my family. I started seeing a BodyLogicMD physician in April and I wanted to know if the bioidentical hormones I’m using will help curb my risk. I’ve also heard that testosterone can help build stronger bones. Does hormone replacement therapy reduce your risk even if you have a strong family history of the disease?
I’ve been searching the web for answers as to why I’m feeling the way I do and everything points to early menopause or “perimenopause.” I found your website and I was very impressed with the amount of information available and also the highly qualified physicians within your network. If I were to sign up for your services, what can I expect as a patient of BodyLogicMD?
“Menopause, andropause (the male menopause) and other age-related conditions may be facts of life, but that doesn’t mean people have to suffer with uncomfortable symptoms. At my BodyLogicMD practice, I’m proud to offer patients a complete age-management program for with unparalleled service in treating menopause, PMS, perimenopause, andropause and other hormonal imbalances associated with aging.”
I have used bioidentical hormone therapy for 4 months and have already noticed positive results. My main issues were weight gain and fatigue. Now, just 4 months after beginning treatment, I’ve already lost nearly 20 lbs. and I’m finally sleeping through the night and waking up feeling rested and refreshed. I have a friend who is also taking bioidentical hormones and her doctor has her on pellet therapy. She tells me that she only has to see her doctor once every 6 months or so. How does this delivery method stack up to traditional methods, such as creams, gels and pills? What are the advantages?
As an endocrinologist, I was accustomed to treating patients who were in the more advanced stages of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. I knew that there was a lot of going on beneath the surface, most of which wasn’t taught by conventional medicine. I wanted the opportunity to help patients really optimize their health, so I started attending seminars and looking into different programs that offered preventive care and that is how I found the A4M.
I’m still getting my period, but I feel like menopause is on the horizon. I used to have an excellent sex life and great sex drive, but now I feel like my libido is just gone. I’m 40 years old and I can care less about having sex. Is this normal for a woman my age? Is there anything I can do to jump-start my libido?
Once again physicians are looking at the WHI results and trying to justify the use of Premarin. One has to wonder, given all we know about how toxic this drug is, why do they continue to do so? I wonder if there is a financial incentive from the drug company that manufactures Premarin. I would be curious about who is funding their research. The WHI study used Premarin, a form of estrogen hormone replacement therapy (EHRT) derived from the urine of pregant mares. It is well known to increase the risk of breast cancer, blood clots, and do little to prevent age-related, degenerative diseases, such as dementia or osteoporosis.