As women enter the peri-menopausal years, they face a difficult decision. Their bodies’ production of estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones needed to maintain youthful vitality rapidly declines.
While individual effects of menopause vary widely, many women suffer with mood changes, weight gain, loss of bone density and lean muscle and hot flashes because their bodies no longer produce sex hormones at sufficient levels required to optimally sustain critical physiological processes.
Health problems encountered during menopause may adversely affect a woman for the rest of her lifetime in the absence of appropriate hormone replacement. Yet maturing women today are often told by their doctors to limit prolonged use of hormone drugs, only long enough to obtain relief from menopausal symptoms and then no more. Unfortunately, this advice fails to recognize the critical differences between hormone drugs foreign to women’s bodies and hormones identical to those naturally produced by women’s bodies.
The understandable, factual concern espoused by many mainstream doctors is that FDA-approved synthetic estrogen-progestin hormone drugs have been shown to increase the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. The dilemma facing aging women is that their bodies may still benefit from youthful hormone levels.
Overlooked by mainstream medicine is a plethora of research findings indicating that women may more safely benefit from individualized doses of natural estrogens and progesterone over their lifetime.
Dr. Lamkin has been prescribing bioidentical hormones for over a decade. Dr. Lamkin’s approach is never to prescribe hormone in isolation but has part of a larger plan of health promotion and disease prevention. Individual customization is necessary based on your unique set symptoms, health goals and medical history. Call today to schedule your consultation! 405-285-4762