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Common Hormonal Questions and answers

What is Bioidentical Progesterone

It is estimated that over 80% of American women will suffer from some form of PMS during their lifetime. For many women, the symptoms are mild and can be managed with simple lifestyle changes. However, for others, the symptoms are more severe and may require medication. One medication that is often prescribed for PMS is natural bioidentical progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone that helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and prepare the body for pregnancy. When levels are low, it can cause a variety of symptoms, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Bioidentical progesterone is a synthetic form of the hormone that is identical to the progesterone produced by the body. It is available in both pill and cream form, and can be an effective treatment for PMS. However, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider before beginning any treatment.

How is Natural Bioidentical Hormone different  from synthetic not bioidentical hormone?

Natural Bioidentical Hormones (NBH) are hormones that are identical in chemical structure to the hormones produced by the human body. They can be derived from plants or animals, but they must undergo a complex process to become identical to the hormones produced by our bodies. In contrast, Synthetic Not Bioidentical Hormones (SNBH) are not identical to the hormones produced by our bodies. They are often made from chemicals that mimic the structure of human hormones, but they are not exact replicas. As a result, SNBH can cause side effects that NBH do not. For example, SNBH can increase the risk of cancer, whereas NBH have been shown to actually reduce the risk of cancer. Therefore, it is important to understand the difference between NBH and SNBH before starting any hormone therapy.

How is Natural Bioidentical Estrogen different  from synthetic not bioidentical estrogen?

There are two main types of estrogen: bioidentical and synthetic. Bioidentical estrogen is identical in structure to the estrogen produced by the human body. Synthetic estrogen, on the other hand, is not identical to the estrogen produced by the human body. There are three types of estrogen namely estradiol, estriol and estrone. On the other hand there are more than 30 different types of unnatural synthetic estrogen such as ethinyl estradiol.  Because natural bioidentical estrogen such as estradiol and estriol are identical in structure to human estrogen, bioidentical estrogen is more easily metabolized by the body and is less likely to cause side effects. Bioidentical estrogen also has a lower risk of causing blood clots, heart attacks, and stroke. In general, bioidentical estrogen is a safer and more effective option than synthetic estrogen.

What is estrone?

Estrone is a female sex hormone that is typically highest after menopause. It is the weakest type of estrogen, but it still plays an important role in supporting female sexual development and function. Low or high estrone levels can cause symptoms such as irregular bleeding, fatigue or mood swings. Therefore, it is important to maintain healthy levels of this hormone in order to avoid these potential problems. There are several ways to do this, such as taking hormone replacement therapy or eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. By taking care of your body, you can help ensure that your hormones remain in balance, which can significantly improve your overall health and well-being.  In postmenopausal women, estrone is produced mainly by the conversion of androstenedione, a testosterone precursor, in peripheral tissues. It's also produced in small amounts by the adrenal glands. Treatment for high estrone levels may include lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or reducing stress. Medications, such as birth control pills or hormone therapy, may also be used to regulate estrone levels.