Dr Jean writes on.. Natural HRT

The art and science of hormone replacement therapy has broadened in the last five years with tailor-made combinations of hormonal regimens to suit every individual, and many women are turning away from treatments involving synthetic or animal hormones. During the first few years of menopause, the treatment solution for HRT may need to be regulated and adjusted on a regular basis because a woman’s body is in a constantly evolving process. The goal of natural HRT is to restore hormones to normal levels that were present in her 30s or 40s, using an integrated, balanced and holistic approach which caters to the individual. In some cases, the three classes of sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) are required even in women who have had a hysterectomy. Whatever age a woman goes through menopause, she will have fewer symptoms and feel healthier with a good diet, a regular exercise program, a positive state of mind, and a healthy liver and adrenal glands. The liver breaks down all the body’s hormones, including prescribed ones, so if it is dysfunctional hormone imbalances will arise. The adrenal glands are very important during the perimenopausal years because they take over the role of the failed ovaries to a significant degree and continue to produce significant amounts of the sex hormones, especially testosterone. Women with healthy adrenal glands have much better energy levels and sex drive.

Women in their 50’s and 60’s will also want to continue with some form of nutritional and / or hormonal support for the post menopausal years with the aim of reducing osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. The major health problems for women over 50 is osteoporosis, a higher risk of cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. It is important that women utilize preventative strategies to reduce the occurrence of these common diseases.

Dr J.Garant Mendoza
Tel: 952 77 07 14
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