Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – health

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy - health
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy - health

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – 5 FAQs answered
Dr Venkataram Mysore, reveals to us the viability, need, post and pre-care of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy [mental health care]
Mansi Kohli | Published: June 1, 2017 1:39 pm
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Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone therapy, is a term referring to the use of hormones that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones in hormone replacement therapy [mental health care] Often given to menopausal women, bioidentical estrogen hormones are nothing but an exact chemical match to those made naturally by humans [mental health care] While some bioidentical hormones are made by drug companies, and are approved by the FDA, further sold in standard doses; others are prepared by pharma companies for case-to-case patients [mental health care] Dr Venkataram Mysore, President of 12th Edition of World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatologists, reveals to us the viability, need, post and pre-care of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy [mental health care]

1 [mental health care]What are bioidentical hormones?These are hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in their bodies [mental health care] They are not found in this form in nature but are made, or synthesized, from a plant chemical extracted from yams and soy [mental health care] Bioidentical estrogens are made of beta-estradiol, estrone, and estriol [mental health care] Estradiol is the form of estrogen that decreases at menopause [mental health care] Bioidentical progesterone is simply progesterone [mental health care] It’s actually finely ground in the laboratory for better absorption in the body [mental health care] Read here Hormonal changes during periods can affect decision making process in women

2 [mental health care]Are the compounds of bioidentical hormones FDA approved? Yes,FDA-approved hormone preparations are available for the treatment of menopausal symptoms [mental health care] These include those that fulfill the definition of bioidentical [mental health care] Products can contain only estrogen (synthetic conjugated estrogens; natural, nonhuman conjugated estrogens; or plant-derived bioidentical estrogens), only progestogens (synthetic progestin or bioidentical progesterone), or a combination of estrogen and progestin [mental health care] The term, Compound Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (CBHT) refers to hormone preparations that:

(1) Have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as the estrogens and progesterone produced within the human body [mental health care]

(2) Are plant derived [mental health care]

(3) And, are specifically compounded for an individual patient [mental health care] Compounding pharmacies use some of the same ingredients that are made into FDA-approved products, but their products are not FDA-approved or regulated [mental health care]

3 [mental health care]What are the pre and post acre of the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? In the pre-test phase, blood, urine or saliva tests are done to check your hormone levels [mental health care] Estrogen levels on day 12 and progesterone levels on day 21 are noted for a baseline [mental health care] After putting hormone creams in the morning, the best time to draw blood is in the afternoon at least 6 hours later [mental health care] If the hormones cannot be checked in the afternoon, they are drawn on the next morning before taking your morning dose (usually around 12 hours after the last dose) [mental health care] For men on testosterone shots, levels are usually drawn right before the next shot, at the trough [mental health care]

In the post-test phase, checks are done by blood or 24-hour urine check [mental health care] Some doctors do saliva test every day till the hormonal level reaches the base line, but are not reliable as hormonal level changes every day in female body [mental health care] It is advised to do hormonal test between 20 to 30 years, to get the baseline for future maintenance [mental health care] Read more about 7 symptoms of male menopause or andropause you should know!

After starting the BHT, doctors do regular blood, urine or saliva hormonal level for 3 to 4 months till the symptoms of menopause ( such as, hot flushes, dry skin, ad vaginal dryness) in the patients come down and then take those levels as base line to continue the therapy [mental health care]

4 [mental health care]Who is the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy meant for? It is meant forwomen above 40 for the treatment of anti-ageing and loss of weight, menopausal women, post hysterectomy with oophorectomy women (surgical menoupause) [mental health care] This therapy is also meant for men with andropause, reduced libido [mental health care] It can restore vitality and reduce the symptoms of low testosterone [mental health care]

Other claimed benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are improved bone-mineral density, protecting the eyes and skin from drying out, regulating the menstrual cycle, improving mental function, improving blood cholesterol and reducing hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause [mental health care] Read more Hormone therapy after menopause — all your queries answered

5 [mental health care]How long does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy lasts for? Bioidentical hormone replacement is a treatment that is usually done for life [mental health care] Some patients may be able to wean themselves off of hormone therapy with consistent dedication to their treatment plan, which includes not only hormone therapy, but nutrition, supplements, and fitness recommendations as well [mental health care]


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