Why are so many doctors still prescribing synthetic hormones without testing first? If you’ve gone to your doctor for menopausal symptoms, you know what I’m talking about. Based on a few symptoms you could be walking out with a prescription for drugs. I use the word drugs because they synthetic, not real, bioidentical hormones. Hormones synthetically created are nothing like the hormones your own body makes. They could actually be doing more harm than good.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a prescription for synthetic hormones. What’s being prescribed isn’t a real hormone, and it’s questionable as to whether it helps with the real problems of menopause.
For most women, too much estrogen is the problem. Not too little. Too much estrogen in the body can lead many health problems including cancer.
Women are attacked constantly with extra estrogen from our food supply, body care products, and the environment. It’s important to avoid as any toxins as possible. For a list of safe personal care and cosmetic products go to www.ewg.org/skindeep/.
Around when menopause starts, progesterone production starts to decline. Mental fogginess, fatigue, and anxiety are some of the symptoms that can happen. Progesterone plays a roll in how you look and feel. It can:
- Elevate mood
- Use fat better (and not hold on to it)
- Boost libido
- Support bones
Testosterone is another hormone that can contribute to menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and depression. Testosterone also plays a roll in how you look and feel. It can:
- Maintain muscle mass
- Motivate and drive
- Keep blood sugar normal
- Keep the mind sharp
Ask me about the simple, accurate, 3 sample saliva test I offer. It shows exactly what is going on with your hormones levels. Don’t guess. Test to be sure.