Bioidentical hormones are manmade hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. Estrogen, and progesterone, are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment. Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:
HRT not only reduces or eliminates life altering symptoms but it has been proven to:
Reduce the risk of heart disease by 30-50% (the #1 cause of death for women)
Cut your risk for osteoporotic hip fracture by 50%
Reduce your risk for developing alzheimers and other brain degenerating disease by almost 70%
Increase your lifespan by 3-4 years
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause and the early years of menopause are a critical window for health, and that’s true even if you don’t have symptoms. It is a sensitive period or inflection point, during which time small health problems could, if not addressed, amplify into larger and more permanent health problems later in life.
Symptoms can include:
Change in cycle length
The signs and symptoms of menopause can vary greatly from person to person.
Mild Symptomsin 33% of women
Bothersome Symptomsin 33% of women
Ongoing Symptomsin 33% of women
Some women have no symptoms during menopause. Their period stops and that’s it. But they are in the minority. 80% of women experience some symptoms and for half of them these symptoms last for years. The medium duration of hot flashes and vasomotor symptoms among these women was 7.4 years
You should start BHRT during perimenopause. The closer you start to menopause the better the long term outcomes for preventing bone loss and osteoporosis.
“For the last two decades perimenopausal and menopausal women have received misinformation about the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy. Now is the time to right that wrong and to offer women the relief they need today as well as the preventive therapies that will benefit them tomorrow.”