Millions of women suffer uncomfortable disabling symptoms associated with the hormonal imbalance of pre-menopause and menopause. This hormone imbalance may be causing you to feel numerous symptoms that are a nuisance at best. The symptoms or signs of menopause and related hormonal issues include:
Dr. Steve Zakany specializes in bioidentical hormone optimization. A bioidentical hormone has a chemical structure that is identical to the hormone naturally produced by the body. Natural or bioidentical hormones cannot be patented by pharmaceutical companies. No patent means no profit for pharmaceutical companies. This fact has led to the development of a number of synthetic hormones that have a structure similar to but not exactly the same as a hormone produced by your body. These chemical differences mean that the synthetic hormone acts differently and produces substantially different effects. Natural (bioidentical) and synthetic hormones should not be considered the same or used interchangeably. They are entirely different. A multitude of studies have demonstrated many harmful effects of synthetic hormones whereas the medical literature supports no harmful effects of natural hormones, only beneficial effects. Potential Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Optimization include:
Dr. Steve Zakany feels these benefits far outweigh any potential risks.
A very extensive review of bioidentical hormone use and current controversies can be found in the White Paper authored by the Life Extension Foundation and Mark L. Gordon, M.D. This review of the current medical literature can be summarized by the following statement: bioidentical hormones good; non-bioidentical hormones bad. Dr. Zakany encourages you to read on to understand why.
Life Extension Foundation
White Paper authored by the Life Extension Foundation and Mark L. Gordon, M.D.
How Do I Get Started with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement?