What Are Your Options for Combating Hormonal Imbalance?
If you test positive for a hormonal imbalance, you may choose to do nothing. However, even if you think you can suffer through the symptoms, this is not a good strategy for your overall health. This is because hormonal imbalance, left untreated, can wear you down and leave you more vulnerable to serious diseases in the future.
The preferred option for regaining your optimal hormonal balance is to seek medical treatment. There are two kinds of therapies you can choose from:
Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) attempts to alleviate symptoms by replacing hormones that are lacking. Patients are frequently given drugs that have been developed and marketed by major pharmaceutical companies, sometimes derived from the urine of horses and manufactured to look somewhat similar to human hormones. Since they are not exact replicas of human hormones, they may not be metabolized in the body like our own hormones.
In addition, these substances are pre-packaged in just one or two standard dosages, making it difficult to tailor the exact dosage to the needs of the patient.
While Conventional HRT can reduce symptoms in the short term, these substances have been shown to create undesirable side-effects and potentially lead to a higher incidence of disease. Worse yet, the majority of Conventional HRT is focused on treating symptoms, leaving the underlying problems unsolved. Since hormonal imbalances can create symptoms such as anxiety and irritability, we see far too many practitioners prescribing anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications which do nothing to solve the underlying hormonal imbalance!
Targeted Hormone Balancing Therapy is a comprehensive alternative to conventional HRT regimens. Used successfully by tens of thousands of physicians over 45 years, this therapy targets the core problems by achieving balance between the major hormones in the body. When hormones levels are too high, we use techniques to reduce the level, and when too low, Targeted Hormone Balancing Therapy utilizes Bio-Identical hormones to increase the levels. Bio-Identical hormones are compounds derived from wild yams or soybeans that are chemically altered in the laboratory to look and behave EXACTLY like our own human hormones.