Published on June 1st, 2018 | by Thomas Brenton0
Hormone Therapy Resolves Many Aging Symptoms in Women
Recent medical studies show that women are experiencing menopause at earlier ages than expected. By their mid-40s, most women are depleted of normal levels of estrogen and have lost nearly all their progesterone and more than half of their testosterone. The average woman can expect her periods to stop when she is around 46.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading killer of women. Research indicates a correlation between declining estrogen levels during menopause and an increase in the risk for cardiovascular problems. Women that have gone through menopause are two to three times more likely to develop heart disease.
Estrogen is shown to support the blood vessels. Results from a 1991 study indicated that after 15 years of estrogen replacement, risk of death by cardiovascular disease was reduced by almost 50 percent, and overall deaths were reduced by 40 percent.
At the same time, testosterone supports the cardiovascular system in both women and men. While hormone therapy can help protect the heart health of menopausal and aging women, the key to effective treatment lies in the type of hormone and administration method.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses natural, plant-derived compounds that precisely match the same molecular structure as human hormones, unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which uses synthetic pharmaceuticals. Bioidentical hormones are also better assimilated by the body without the dangerous side effects—including heart disease—associated with the synthetic type.
Research demonstrates that hormone pellets about the size of a grain of rice and slipped under the skin provide the most effective hormone delivery method, because the release is modulated naturally by the heart rate. When prescribed and properly administered, BHRT pellets can support heart health and offer relief for menopausal symptoms.
Evidence from a 2013 study by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports the “timing hypothesis”. which shows that women in the early stages of menopause are more likely to experience additional cardiovascular benefits from HRT treatment than women that have been menopausal for 10 or more years.
Another study published in the American Journal of Medicine found that 32 percent of heart attacks and cardiac deaths were reduced in women age 60 or younger that received bioidentical hormone treatment.
It is recommended that women start checking their hormone levels with a simple blood test around the age of 35 to 40 to correct hormonal imbalances. This can help to protect their hearts and avoid many unpleasant health problems that occur during menopause, such as thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, depression, breast cancer, brain fog and fibromyalgia. Bioidentical hormones, taken in early menopause, may actually help prevent coronary heart disease and many other issues.
Dr. Susan Matos-Cloke owns and operates Advanced Hormone Solutions, located at 122 E. Ridgewood Ave., in Paramus. She is a certified SottoPelle trained natural hormone specialist and a 30-year board-certified internist. She has helped hundreds of women and men to regain their health and well-being by replenishing their bodies with 100 percent natural hormones designed to help patients to be happier and healthier with an improved quality of life and sense of well-being. To make an appointment, call 201-225-2525, email Appointments@ahsclinics.com or visit AdvancedHormoneSolutions.com.
Studies cite the benefits of bioidentical estrogen and testosterone pellets to:
- Reduce harmful LDL and total cholesterol
- Increase protective HDL
- Decrease triglycerides
- Assist in retaining the ability of the coronary arteries to dilate and remain pliable
- Improve vitality, dynamism, optimism and initiative, and simultaneously reduce anxiety, depression and fatigue without the need for anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs
- Increase libido
- Increase mental clarity, memory and focus
- Increase bone density
- Relieve menopausal symptoms
- Decrease body fat and cellulite while increasing lean muscle mass
- Improve arthritis and joint pains
- Protect the heart
- Regulate blood sugar and decrease insulin resistance, which helps prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes
- Benefits treatment of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, seizures and PTSD
- Help relieve autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and MS by replacing the myelin sheath