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Connecticut Hormone Replacement Therapy
While most people have heard of natural hormones before, many are unsure about their various benefits. Natural hormone therapy, also called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, utilizes hormones that are molecularly the same as your body’s hormones. Most natural hormones are plant-based. The most common bioidentical hormones are estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and thyroid hormone.
Many people are concerned that hormone replacement therapy can cause more health concerns such as heart disease and cancer than they will receive benefits. This is only true of synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones safely provides all of the benefits of symptom relief and preventative medicine without the risks as proven in many worldwide studies. If you are suffering from a hormone deficiency or any other type of hormone related problem, you should consult with a Connecticut gynecologist today to discuss the options available to you.
In the 1930s, a Canadian researcher discovered a way to extract the estrogen from a pregnant woman’s urine. The estrogen was marketed for menopause symptom relief. In 1941, another estrogen supplement called Premarin, became available, using horse estrogen because it was easier to manufacture. This slowly became the most widely prescribed drug in the United States, reaching its peak popularity in 1992.
In the 1980s, it was recommended that if a patient had to discontinue use of synthetic progesterone due to the side effects, natural hormones could be used instead. This recommendation caused more research on bioidentical hormones to be performed. The FDA approved an oral bioidentical progesterone pill in 1998.
How Natural Hormones Can Help
There are a number of areas where using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to balance out your hormone levels can help, including:
Helping you to get more sleep
Improving your overall level of energy
Helping alleviate depression and/or anxiety
Regulating your menstrual cycle
Strengthening bone density
Assisting in losing weight
Increasing your libido
Bioidentical Hormones Safety
Most natural hormones today are derived from the wild yam and soy. Some, such as bioidentical thyroid hormone, are animal-sourced. All formulations are molecularly identical to those found in our own bodies. They are more effective than the synthetic hormones that have been available since the 1940s. Synthetic hormones have been associated with many health risks such as heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer. Not so for bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been the subject of scores of medical studies proving there is a reduction in the risk of heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. It has also been shown to protect women from osteoporosis, colon cancer, and macular degeneration. Many randominzed medical trials have failed to show any increased risk of breatst cancer.
Finding the Right Doctor
Dr. Jacobson has been treating patients for over three decades. He has helped many women going through menopause with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Connecticut. The tests he performs will tell him exactly which hormones are out of balance and how to best proceed with your treatment.
He is a member of the International Hormone Society, the Bioidentical Hormone Society, AgeMD.com, and the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative. Dr. Jacobson is also certified as an expert by the prestigious organization WorldLinkmedical.com.
Dr. Jacobson’s main office is in Greenwich, Connecticut. He periodically consults with patients in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, California. If you are experiencing any symptoms of menopause like mood swings, depression, hot flashes or night sweats, contact Dr. Jacobson today. Therapy with natural hormones could be just what you need to feel like yourself again.