Hormones Part III–Estrogen

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Female healthcare in America is way behind that of our European counterparts. Unfortunately, menopause, its transition, or the lack of female hormones has been the brunt of many comedians’ jokes. Unfortunately, in our society we’ve almost considered it just matter of fact that women will enter a transition when they will become cranky, irritable, bloated, fat, obtain jowls, and have everything fall down. The Baucom Institute for Longevity and Life Enhancement more than understands this dilemma and wants to stop the cascade of ignorance that has occurred by bringing the standard of female hormone management to a standard of care that is secondary to none.

Estrogen is primarily a female sex hormone. There are three types of estrogen: estradiol, estriol, and estrone, which is not used because it predisposes women to cancer. When estrogen starts to wane in the menopausal years there are numerous signs: hot flashes, loss of sexual interest, mood swings and insomnia. Supplementing the body with bio available Estradiol, the main human estrogen, can help provide protection against diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, various types of cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease, as well as help improve skin and hair and increase libido.

There are risks associated with estrogen replacement therapy, but with proper dosage, periodic monitoring of test results and proper medical management, the benefits outweigh the risk.

According to Edward Lichten, M.D.,PC, Birmingham, Michigan, “In the last 35 years, more than 40 epidemiological studies have been performed to gather information about the risks of taking estrogen and developing breast cancer. Most studies show either no increased risk or slight increase with prolonged estrogen use. And to the physician, this information is both comforting and reassuring that prescribing estrogen is in the best interest of our female patients.

THE ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF ESTROGEN

  1. Women who are fearful of estrogen causing breast cancer, find that the use of VAGINAL ESTROGEN CREAM is less objectionable. By using 1/2 to 2 grams daily, the vaginal and bladder symptoms are relieved with small amounts being absorbed.
  2. Women who want to take a bio-identical estrogen preparations may start with natural ESTRADIOl (E2) in the transdermal patch, or may elect to use a natural estrogen cream.
  3. Natural Estrogen Pellets. An old technique for the 1950′s and 1960′s is returning into use. This technique places compressed pellets of natural estrogen under the skin of the hip with a minor, office surgical procedure. In exchange for the 5 minutes it takes the physician to place these pellets, most women can remain hormonally stable for 3 to 6 months!”

http://www.usdoctor.com/estrogen.htm