When considering whether or not to begin Bio-Identical "Natural" Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), a personal symptom chart can be a useful tool for you and your healthcare provider. Charting your symptoms on a daily basis will help show you the pattern and severity of your symptoms. The chart is also a useful tool for recording and evaluating changes in your symptoms after beginning a program of bio-identical hormone therapy.
DO YOU HAVE WEIGHT ISSUES?
Have you been unable to loose weight with diet & exercise? Then your hormones could be out of balance. Get a hormone evaluation with one of our qualified MDs who specializes in BHRT and also get your adrenals and thyroid tested.
Are You a Patient Who Wants to Enjoy the Benefits of Being on Bioidentical Hormones? – Then Talk to Your Healthcare Provider about attendign our next education CME.......Suggestions when talking to your healthcare provider about Bio- Identical Hormones:
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Explain that saliva testing provides more useful information than blood testing because it measures only free hormones – those that are available to do their job. Blood tests measure free and bound hormones – those bound to proteins.
Be sure your healthcare provider also understands that if you are currently using hormone therapy - discuss various dosage forms that might not be available in conventional medications with your physician. Be sure to test for boneloss and test all of your hormone levels including the free hormones.
Your healthcare provider can order your saliva or blood lab test kit just by calling us 647 884 0663 and completing a lab test requisition order form.
A good place to start the conversation with your healthcare provider is by talking about natural BHRT hormone therapy, the difference between natural and synthetic hormones, and why you feel natural hormone therapy might be right for you. If your healthcare provider gives you synthetic hormones be sure to clarify you would prefer Natural Bio-Identical Hormones. Please review our website for additional information about bio identical hormone replacement therapy.
- Be sure to discuss the importance of evaluating risk factors, lowest-effective dosing, and monitoring results with your healthcare provider
- Suggest a saliva hormone test or a the proper comprehensive blood test as a first step for your physician to take towards developing a regimen of low-dose, individualized natural hormone therapy, tailored to your symptoms, health history, and hormone levels.
- If your healthcare provider does not yet use hormone level and rate of bone loss testing and a bio identical hormone therapy program – please let them know about TruBalance Healthcare and request they order a saliva or blood test kit to check your hormone levels. Provide your healthcare provider with information about TruBalance Healthcare, including contact information, and let him or her know we are available to answer questions.
- You don’t have to take “no” for an answer. Ask your healthcare provider to “try this approach.” If he or she is unwilling, consider finding another healthcare provider and call us for a physician
- If you are not comfortable talking to your own healthcare provider about BHRT, then call us and one of our TruBalance specialists will arrange a time to speak to your healthcare provider personally
~ Remember, the choice is yours ~
Trubalance Healthcare hosts numerous experts & celebrities like Suzanne Somers (Toronto Oct 2009) - N.Y. Times Best Selling Author, Women's Advocate, Health & Wellness Entrepeneur. Miss Somers spoke to a large audience of consumers, and medical professionals at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Bio -Identical Hormones and her Instant #1 N.Y. Times Best Selling Book - "Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer and How to Prevent Getting it in the First Place" - the book references her use of BHRT before, during and after she had breast cancer plus Suzanne's mis-diagnoses of full body cancer in Nov 2008. BHRT kept Suzanne balanced during the emotional roller coaster.
Sex In The City 2 Premiere - May 27, 2010 - Bio-identical hormone treatment is referenced many times during the movie as Kim Catrall (a Canadian actress) recommends Suzanne Somers book "Breakthrough: Eight Steps To Wellness" to the girls of Sex In The City. Beginning with Kim Cattrall's character Samantha declaring that she "lives by her hormones and thrives on BHRT". She hands the Breakthrough to everyone in the movie and by the end of the film, women are exchanging copies of Breakthrough, with the cover very prominently displayed.
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
If you have heard of the controversies surrounding conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the billion dollar commercial menopausal industry, if you’re unsure what it all means for you, then TruBalance Healthcare can help.
We understand the medical terminology and can explain the complexities of the debate surrounding menopausal hormone therapies. With our highly educated physicians who will give you unique insights which will bring you up-to-date and advise you concerning alternatives to HRT. Above all, we will explain that one size does NOT fit all with hormone therapy. True BHRT is very percise to the patient whether male or female.
If you’ve heard the “buzz” on Oprah and Dr. Phil about BHRT offering an alternative to synthetic hormones but you are unsure if natural hormones are the answer for you, then please call us and we will recommend a physician in your area. BHRT can give life enhancing benefits to both men and women.
Natural Hormones vs. Synthetic Hormones
The term "natural" hormones simply means that these hormones are chemically the same as the ones the human body produces. They are also called "bio-identical" or "human iso-molecular." "Synthetic" hormones refers to those manufactured with a chemical structure that is foreign to the human body but mimics some hormonal activity. These chemical differences can mean that synthetic hormones act differently in your body and produce substantially different effects.
How Do I Get My Current Physician To Put Me On Bio Identical Hormones?
You have a choice of what type of hormone therapy you take. If your physician is not offering this choice to you, then it is up to you to take responsibility for educating yourself on a healthy lifestyle. If your physician is not trained in BHRT then suggest to them to take a course on BHRT (see our "physician'education" section). This will not only help their patients but enhance their practice.
Where Do These Types of Hormones Come From?
Natural hormones are obtained from sterol analogues found in many varieties of plants, primarily soybean and yam. The estrogen and progesterone powder is transformed chemically from the plant into the human bio-identical hormones.
Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue?
Are you high stress? Are you low on energy all the time and feel like your running on empty? Do you get dizzy when you stand up quickly? Do you crave carbs and sugar alot?
Then you should have your adrenals tested - BHRT can help you to feel like yourself again.
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Cellular energy decline, sudden weight gain, low on energy, is inevitable due to the aging process, stress, and environmental toxins happening daily in our lives. Thyroid dysfunction can negatively affect the neurological, heart, skeletal muscle, kidneys, and hormone-producing tissues in our bodies. Have your physician test your thryoid.
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