VIDEO: Clinical Menopause Treatment with Bioidentical Hormones
What are some of the common symptoms of menopause treatable with bioidentical hormones? Watch this one-minute video.
Many women undergoing menopause experience a variety of symptoms caused by hormone imbalance.
General doctors tend to prescribe synthetic hormones, which are by definition not structurally identical to what your body already produces.
Bioidentical hormones are identical in structure and function to naturally occurring hormones. If you’re going to use hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms, why not use the same as what your body produces?
Dr. Mark Stengler: The most common symptom women experience with menopause here in America and what I see with patients first are hot flashes. Certainly 75 to 90 percent of patients that come to my clinic have problems with hot flashes so disrupts their activities during the day makes it hard to sleep at night. Fatigue can be a common symptom of associated with menopause. Certainly a lot of women get low libido with their menopause and in other sorts of systems of the body are affected when with hair loss or hair thinning dry skin mood changes is a big symptom. Depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability – these are the most common symptoms we see with women.
Dr. Angela Stengler: So Dr Mark if someone goes into their general doctor they’re going to be prescribed synthetic hormones. Let’s first describe what those are before we go into the natural hormones.
Dr. Mark Stengler: Right, well synthetic hormones defined as a hormone which is not identical in structure and in function as to what the human body produces. you already see the answer for what bioidentical hormones are bioidentical meaning identical to what the body produces. It’s identical in its structure and in function so it just makes logical sense if you’re going to use a hormone with a patient. In my estimation you should use the same as what your body produces.
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