Hormones. Those lovely little chemicals circulating through our body that can either make us feel great, or they can be our worst enemy. The have an effect and influence just about every physical and mental aspect of our body.
Technically speaking they are chemical messengers that are sent out by the body and endocrine system in order to either have an effect on the body or stimulate another gland to secrete a different hormone.
Not always in a good way.
The Problem with the traditional approach to hormones
This approach seems like a logical way to address hormonal imbalances, if it was just as simple as missing a certain hormone. Occasionally this is the case and this may be the only way to restore balance. We recognize this and always proceed accordingly.
And this is a big BUT!
Why hasn’t anyone asked the simple question of
“Why are your hormones out of balance?”
We work to remove the triggers of disease and restore balance to the body.
The Wonderful side effects of hormone replacement therapy
I will repeat that. No medication is without risk. No matter how safe someone tells yo a certain drug is there are always risks and side effects. You may just be one of the lucky ones that doesn’t notice the side effect.
That doesn’t mean that you didn’t have any though.
Every year there are 15,000 deaths and over 100,000 people are hospitalized from…..Aspirin.
That little pill that supposedly they recommend taking every day.
Taking hormone replacement therapy has some definite risks. In fact, in a recent study the Women’s health initiative did for 15 years, that tracked over 161,800 women that were postmenopausal reported that
“ the over all risks of long term use outweighed the benefits.”
Pretty powerful stuff. They basically said you are better off not taking the hormone replacement therapy. You are better off being hormone deficient as opposed to replacing those hormones artificially.
We look to find the underlying causes of your hormonal imbalances, remove the triggers to disease and restore balance and health.
So now for some of those scary side effect:
- Breast Cancer
- Heart disease
- blood clots
Do I need to keep going?
- Breast swelling
- Breast tenderness
- Mood Changes
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Leg cramps
- Fluid retention
- Weight gain (I should put that at the top)
You get the idea. HRT (Hormone replacement therapy
is not without its risks.
Look to balance the body naturally before more invasive routes.
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