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Is there any update on the Pros and Cons of Bio Identical Hormones>

By Anonymous January 31, 2012 - 10:13am
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I am meeting with a health professional tomorrow re:bioidentical hormones.I am at my wit's end. At 50 years of age, I have not had a period in two years. My two severest symptoms that I have are lack of sleep and daytime fuzziness. I hve put on weigh, have no sex drive and no sense of clarity. I have read that once on bio identicals, a women;'s body has trouble getting off them, as their body stops producing hormones naturally. Is this true? Can I alter and conquer with just diet?

I want to enjoy my life and feel that standard medical practices are not giving patients or the issue the attention it deserves.
Any updated insights are appreciated

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  The interest in a more natural approach to hormone therapy has focused attention on bioidentical hormones — hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in their bodies. They’re not found in this form in nature but are made, or synthesized, from a plant chemical extracted from yams and soy. 

I've included some links that might be helpful in finding groups and support from other women going through menopause.





January 31, 2012 - 11:23am
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