Dr. Edward Jacobson was recently asked to take part in Loree Bischoff’s podcast, “We’re Talking Shift.” He took this opportunity to share his knowledge with listeners. In this episode, Dr. Jacobson explains the benefits that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have on both men and women.
Why Take Hormones?
As a person ages, their body experiences changes. They may start to feel lethargic, moody, and fatigued. People often wonder whether hormone therapy can help alleviate some of their symptoms or even turn back time to reverse the effects of aging. There are two kinds of hormone replacement therapies.
The most common forms of synthetic hormones are Premarin and Provera. However, these drugs are known to have negative effects on the body, as they both contain an inflammatory component. This can be harmful because inflammation is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.
Although synthetic hormones are used often, there are more natural ways to replenish hormones. Bioidentical hormones are accepted by the body as naturally produced hormones. With natural hormones, the body will detoxify and have a positive impact on the individual’s overall health.
Most treatment options use five different hormones: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, thyroid hormone, and vitamin D. However, male patients do not need to receive any estrogen or progesterone.
Risks of Taking Hormones
Many people are fearful about HRT because they have heard a lot of negative information from friends and even medical personnel.
Based on many randomized control studies, the incidence of breast cancer is not increased with the use of bioidentical HRT. Additionally, some breast cancer survivors have taken bioidentical hormones for years, and there was not an increase in recurrence. Many patients are also concerned about the risk of blood clot formation and pulmonary embolisms while undergoing HRT, but the chances of these events occurring are significantly low.
What Are the Benefits and Why Haven’t I Heard of Them?
HRT patients say they feel more energized, look better, are better rested, lost weight, and gained muscle mass and bone density. Patients have also reported a decrease in feeling flushed, night sweats, and moodiness as well as an increased libido.
Dr. Jacobson believes HRT is beneficial and that more people need to learn about the advantages so they can take control of their health. Bioidentical HRT significantly reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, osteoporosis, all of which is confirmed in medical literature.
Call Today for a Consultation
If you want to stay energetic, healthy, and young-looking, consider undergoing bioidentical HRT. This treatment allows you to manage your hormones so you can feel like your best days are not behind you. If you have any questions or are interested in taking bioidentical hormones, contact Greenwich Gynecology today.
Our staff is available to address your questions or help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacobson, who would be happy to discuss how you will benefit from HRT. He is accredited by the World Link Medical, one of the most prestigious international organizations for expertise in bioidentical replacement therapy.
Don’t worry if you are not located in Connecticut. Dr. Jacobson helps people from all over the world via telemedicine. He is extremely accessible to help you manage your health. He has witnessed the benefits of HRT, so do not let others who are unaware of the safety and benefits discourage you from taking hormones. HRT is 21st century science-based medicine.