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Osteoporosis

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Introduction

Osteoporosis describes the weakening of the bones. The condition commonly occurs in women, particularly after menopause but is also associated with decreased activity and lack of some important vitamins and minerals. The bones begin to decalcify, losing their density and strength. They become more fragile and are increasingly susceptible to fractures even from simple falls. 50% of women are affected by osteoporosis. There is a very strong correlation between the decrease in estrogen with menopause and osteoporosis. Women will lose 2-7% of their bone mass each year without hormone replacement . And up to 30% of women over age 50 will experience a fracture related to osteoporosis. Healthy strong bones show up on xrays as a white density.  Osteoporotic bones with less calcium density shows up as more translucent.

Osteoporosis is sometimes referred to as a silent killer. There are often no symptoms or signs before sustaining an injury.

Causes of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is caused by any condition that breaks the balance between new bone growth and bone reabsorption.  The main causes include malnutrition where you don’t have enough calcium to support bone growth, inactivity where your body doesn’t feel the need to support bone growth, and decreased hormonal support.  

Many hormones regulate bone growth and strength including estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.  They are referred as bioprotective to bone growth.  Estrogen is arguably the most important of the hormones in regulating the health of your bones.  Estrogen regulates the interaction between osteoblasts which in the presence of calcium lays down new and healthy bone, and osteoclasts which helps eliminate older and less healthy bone.  As estrogen decreases with age into menopause, the osteoclasts begin to dominate the osteoblasts.  The result is an increase in the resorption of bone; the bone becomes weaker, and you are increasingly susceptible to fractures.

Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

The MedHealth 360 prescription for healthy bones emphasizes diet, activity, and hormonal health.  Hormone levels including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA are checked, your diet is analyzed for proper levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA, and a fitness regimen is encouraged.  

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  • Symptoms of Menopause
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What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to the hormones produced by your body.  Common hormone treatments include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone replacement.  Generic forms are available, but compounded hormones can be synthesized to specifically target an individuals needs.  These compounded bioidentical hormones are safer for patients when prescribed by a reputable physician who understands that not all patients are created equal.

Traditional estrogen replacement therapy uses synthetic estrogens that do not completely resemble human estrogen. That is where bioidentical hormones come in.  As the name implies, bioidentical estrogen is identical to human estrogen and the vast majority of scientific findings report that it is safe and effective in treating women who suffer from low estrogen levels. 

Are Bioidentical Hormones Safe?

There are risks in taking any form of hormonal therapy replacements, both bioidentical and more traditional versions. It can increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, gallbladder disease and certain evidence has suggested an increased risk of breast cancer. 

These are the risks for estrogen in general and the risks exist whether a woman undergoes hormone replacement or not.  HRT has been connected to an increased risk for certain types of cancers, especially breast cancer. The studies that discovered a link between HRT and breast cancer refer to women being treated with synthetic HRT, not bioidentical HRT.  However, there are no studies that show that bioidentical HRT is any safer than synthetic HRT. The risk of breast cancer increases the longer a woman engages in any type of HRT, and the risk decreases once HRT is stopped. That is why it is important to undertake any hormone replacement therapy only on the advice of a qualified doctor. The advice is generally use in small doses and for the shortest amount of time possible

Functions of Estrogen
  • Insulin Levels
  • Metabolism
  • Weight Gain or Loss
  • Sleep
  • Energy Levels
  • Sex Drive
  • Mood
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Memory
  • Hair Loss
Symptoms of Low Estrogen
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Memory Loss
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Muscle Loss
  • Irritability
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hair Loss
  • Osteoporosis
Benefits of Estrogen
  • Prevents or slows osteoporosis
  • Keeps your teeth healthy
  • Prevents colon cancer
  • Helps you concentrate
  • Kees your voice strong and healthy
  • Protects your brand and memory
  • Lowers the risk of heart attacks
  • Keeps vaginal tissue elastic
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Decreases “bad” LDL cholesterol
  • Increases “good” HDL cholesterol
  • Helps your skin retain moisture and minimize wrinkling
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones
  • Identical in structure to natural human estrogen
  • They are extracted from plants like soy and yams
  • There are fewer side effects than traditional traditional estrogens used
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved memory
  • Enhanced sexual libido
  • Decreased depression and anxiety
  • An improved sense of well-being
  • Fewer night sweats and hot flashes
  • Can prevent Type 2 Diabetes
  • Can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s
  • Reduced body fat

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Although they are not naturally produced by the body, you body recognizes them as the same, and biochemically reacts to them with the same effect. The many symptoms of menopause can be alleviated with BHRT. You can say goodbye to hot flashes, mood swings, mental fog and more. Using our Med-Health360 program you can also control your weight, increase your energy levels and feel good both inside and out.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has actually been used in the United States since 1938. Bio-identical Hormones are all natural plant based products made from yams and a small amount of soy. These hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced within our own bodies. There are numerous studies worldwide that document the benefits and safety of BHRT. These studies also report a lower incidence of side effects when compared with prescription drugs. BHRT should not be confused with “synthetic hormones which are typically found in many creams, gels and injectables used for hormone replacement.

BHRT is a short, simple in-office procedure using local anesthesia. Your doctor will insert the pellets into the fatty layer just beneath your skin. In men and women, a small incision is made in the buttocks or in the lower abdomen. The process is painless and takes just a few minutes.

One of greatest advantages of pellet therapy is the low incidence of side effects. Although extremely rare, side effects may include: slight bruising, minor bleeding, infection or extrusion of the pellets.

Your doctor will interpret your blood tests and determine an appropriate dosage specifically designed for your body. Women who receive estrogen can feel significantly better in 24-36 hours. Men and women who receive testosterone will start to feel relief of symptoms in 10-14 days. After your pellet insertion, you should avoid vigorous exercise for a few days as directed by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your hormone levels on an ongoing basis and monitor any future changes needed.

You can obtain BHRT Pellets by scheduling an appointment with a trained, certified physician who specializes in hormonal therapy. In order to obtain the correct dosage and proper placement of the pellets, the doctor should be knowledgeable and specifically trained in pellet therapy!

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