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Skokie, IL 60076

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Longevity Institute
10291 N. Meridian Street Suite 300 Indianapolis, Indiana 46290
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Bio-Identical
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

 

There has been controversy on the topic of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for the last 15 years. Negative attitudes drastically dominate the media since 2002. Combine this with the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study that was halted three years ago because of health risks, it has caused a confusion for women trying to make an informed decisions on their health.

Lets shed a little light on the confusion. First, the WHI study and the subsequent media reports about HRT are based on Commercial HRT only. They are based off findings about the combination of conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone (called PremPro). Thus, when you hear about HRT in the news, this is what they are referring to.

There are alternatives. Over-the-counter, there are products containing phytoestrogens, and topical products containing low-dose progesterone. These will provide temporary relief in PMS, perimenopausal, and menopausal symptoms. Long-term benefits and improved health can be achieved through Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, a prescription alternative.


What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a prescription alternative to conventional hormone replacement therapy (conjugated estrogens, medroxyprogesterone, etc.)

Bio-identical medications are plant-derived, and chemically changed in a laboratory until they are identical to what your body would naturally produce. BHRT is customizable; in other words,
it can be adjusted to fit your needs, unlike conventional HRT, which has a few standard dosage strengths.

What are the goals of BHRT?
Alleviate symptoms caused by the natural decrease in hormone production in the body

Reestablish the individual's hormonal balance

Provide protective benefits that were originally provided by the body's naturally occurring hormones
 

What are the benefits of BHRT?
BHRT offers a number of health-related benefits:
 

  • Helps in the prevention of Osteoporosis and restoration of bone strength

  • Protection against heart disease and stroke

  • Reduced hot flashes and reduced vaginal dryness

  • Muscle mass and strength are better maintained

  • Improvement in cholesterol levels

  • Risk of depression reduced

  • Reduced risk of breast and endometrial cancer

  • Improved libido

  • Prevention of senility and Alzheimer's Disease

  • Improved sleep

  • Mood, concentration, and memory become better

  • Far fewer unwanted effects than synthetic hormones

 

-Disclaimer-
This is not a SottoPelle® office. Dr. Lloyd has only been trained by Dr. Gino Tutera and SottoPelle®
Dr. Tutera bears no responsibility for management of Dr. Lloyd patients.

 

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