Dr. Edward Jacobson, one of the country’s most prominent gynecologists, provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women along with human growth hormone (HGH) therapy.
Dr. Jacobson will be seeing patients and taking appointments regarding bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Beverly Hills on Monday, January 8 and in Newport Beach on Tuesday, January 9.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
The symptoms of menopause affect a woman’s quality of life. You may have heard about hormone replacement therapy but were reluctant to consider it for fear of side effects or cancer.
However, there is a type of hormone therapy that does not pose these health risks – bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Aside from making you feel better and more youthful BHRT offers long term health benefits that prevent diseases such as heart attack, stroke, cancer and degenerative diseases such as dementia, macular degeneration, and osteoporosis.
How It Works
Bioidentical hormones replicate the natural hormones in the body. These compounds possess the same molecular and chemical structure as those hormones produced by the body. The most common bioidentical hormones are:
These bio-identical hormones are derived primarily from yam or soy. Thyroid hormones are an exception, as they come from animal sources. They can be delivered in the form of pills, patches, creams, troches or as vaginal inserts.
Bioidentical vs. Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pharmaceutical companies found it easier (and more profitable) to make synthetic hormones that acted as natural hormones but were seen by the body as foreign. Whereas they alleviated symptoms of menopause there was a price: inflammation which became related to heart disease, stroke, and blood clots.
In 2002 the results of an uncontrolled, observational long-term study, the Women’s Health Initiative implied that synthetic hormone replacement therapy actually increased the risk of stroke, blood clots, heart attacks and breast cancer, and offered no benefit against cognitive impairment or dementia.
When the results of the study were published, the number of women using all hormones plunged. It has taken more than a decade for women, their physicians and the medical media to learn from randomized, controlled medical studies proving cause and effect that there is a world of difference between natural or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and the use of synthetic pharmaceuticals.
Natural hormone replacement therapy is another story. Since these hormones are essentially the exact same molecules found in the pre-menopausal female body they work to protect the individual and are far safer than synthetic hormones.
Biomedical replacement therapy provides the benefits without the risks. In fact, multiple worldwide medical studies confirm estrogen and progesterone reduce the risk of heart attack and does not cause breast cancer.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can quickly relieve common menopausal symptoms, including:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
In the long-term, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can slow down or diminish the effects of aging on the body. Continuous use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy aids in:
- Significantly reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke
- Reduction of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Reduction in the incidence of diabetes
- Preserving bone strength – warding off osteoporosis
- Lowering the risk of colon cancer
- Cognition – including improved memory
- Libido and sexual responsiveness
- Reversal of moodiness and depression
- Increase strength, endurance and increase muscle mass
- Prevention of hair loss, strengthening of nails and wrinkle reduction
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is certainly not one-size-fits-all. Dr. Jacobson designs a hormonal replacement regimen for each individual patient, based on their need and guided by blood, urine, and saliva tests.
The custom-tailored hormone protocol is prescribed to an experienced pharmacist who compounds your unique prescriptions and mails them directly to your doorstep.
Once optimal hormone levels are attained, and you are feeling as well as possible without side effects, it is still necessary to monitor your progress several times annually for best results and protection from disease. The hormone replacement regimen is adjusted and fine-tuned according to how you feel and your test results.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy requires commitment. It is not a “quick fix”, and patients will not see instant improvement of age-related issues when undergoing this therapy. Patience is a virtue – within months, patients will notice a significant difference. Over time, the anti-aging effects of bio-identical hormone therapy become obvious.
Contact Dr. Jacobson Today
To learn more about biomedical replacement therapy and how you may benefit, contact Dr. Jacobson today through his website www.greenwichgynecology.com to discuss your options. Dr. Jacobson periodically consults with patients in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, California. All appointments are made through the Greenwich, CT office at 203-883-9415.