How Do I Know If I Need Hormone Therapy?

Ever wonder why some experts say hormones are bad for you and others report they are actually good for you? The confusion often lies in the distinction between a synthetic hormone and one that is bio-identical.

Synthetic hormones are sometimes not identical in structure to what your body makes, resulting in symptoms or side effects.

Pharmacist Jen Calder sits down with Worldlink to talk about some terminology used when talking about Hormones and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Hormone Therapy for Pre-Menopausal Women

Most women are aware of the symptoms associated with peri-menopause or pre-menopause and these include weight gain, bloating, swelling, fatigue, cramps, headaches, depression, and more. Hormones tend to decline right before your period and this is when most symptoms occur. For many, they get worse as you get closer to menopause. Why is this? The falling of hormones, particularly progesterone, results in symptoms related to PMS. While many physicians prescribe medications to control symptoms, but simply replacing progesterone will do the trick.
Listen to Dr. Rouzier explain why you feel the way you do and what you can do about it.

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Hormone Replacement for Post-Menopausal Women

Every study shows that when women go through menopause and lose their hormones it has an adverse effect on health and wellness. It increases the risk of strokes, dementia, bone loss, vaginal atrophy, sexual function and causes changes in the skin, mood, and fatigue to name a few. We understand there is a lot of controversy regarding hormone therapy and we hope this video will help explain fundamental differences in the side effects that can be associated with synthetic hormones like Premarin and Provera vs the beneficial effect of bio-identical hormones like estradiol and progesterone.

Testosterone for Men

Hormones for men is an important component to maintain long term health and wellness. Testosterone can help improve strength, exercise and endurance, sexual function, libido, fatigue and so much more. Hormones decline with age and levels that are considered normal for your age are no longer optimal. As they decline, many men no longer feel and function like you used. Listen to some of the benefits of exploring if hormone therapy is right for you.

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