Anti-Aging Tip: You Don't Need Big Pharma to Reduce the Effects of Menopause
By Al Sears, MD
A jury recently awarded a Philadelphia woman $1.5 million for breast cancer caused by a popular "hormone replacement therapy" (HRT) drug. The drug maker at the center of the lawsuit - Wyeth - is in the firing line for their estrogen drug Prempro.
Here's the real problem with HRT: Products like Premarin, Provera, and Prempro aren't actually hormones at all. They're drugs. And if you take them, you're not "replacing" anything.
It's not surprising these drugs lead to cancer. They're not natural substances and they've never been in your body. The safe answer for menopausal symptoms is bio-identical hormone replacement. These hormones are the real thing - not drugs trying to mimic what your body produces.
Real hormones can be powerful anti-aging tools. But real hormones cannot be patented and therefore have no profit potential for the big drug makers. So companies like Wyeth make synthetic estrogen look-alikes - often with disastrous results.
In my own practice, I use bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in both men and women with great success. I've had menopausal women tell me they feel better than they have in years. Some even tell me they're feeling like they're in their 30s again.
You should get your total estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA-S tested before considering any hormone therapy. So ask your doctor for a blood test to look at your "hormone panel." Once you begin real bio-identical hormone therapy, you should get a hormone panel every three months until your levels are in balance.
[Ed. Note: Dr. Sears, a practicing physician and author of PACE: Rediscover Your Native Fitness, has prepared a report on Real Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy that's available FREE for ETR readers. Click here to get your report NOW!]
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