Hormone replacement therapy cannot make a woman young again, but restoring sex hormones to normal, youthful levels can bring out amazing changes.
Possible unwanted effects of conventional "estrogen" replacement as compared to natural hormone replacement:
breast tenderness, headaches, leg cramps, gallstones, worstened uterine fibroids and endometriosis, vaginal bleeding, blood clots, nausea, fluid retention, impaired glucose tolerance, risks of cancer.
Typical estrogen replacement can be devastating for some women. Natural alternatives include Estriol replenishment, which is usually the largest amount of the estrogens in a woman's body. Studies in America and in Europe show that women benefited tremendously and without so many risk factors. For more details check out the book about hormone replacement therapy, by Jonathan Wright, MD.
A natural pattern of circulating estrogens is:
10-20% estrone, 10-20% estradiol, and 60-80% estriol
Even doctors who are conservative agree that estriol treatment is safer than the others.
So, if you are facing menopause or experiencing symptoms as indicated above, I recommend you call me for a referral to a good clinic. Here in Colorado Springs,
I use the Comprehensive Women's Clinic and I can assist you getting on-board.
James Abernethy, PhD. 719-639-1110