Bio-identical Hormones

Bio-identical hormone therapy

Natural, when referring to hormones can be deceiving. If a hormone is called natural it is referring to the molecules that make up the hormones structure. Natural or bio- identical hormones have a chemical structure that is identical to the hormones naturally produced in the body. Bio-identical hormones help both men and women during andropause or menopause, because it reduces the symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, dryness, low libido, sexual dysfunction and weight gain. These hormones take on the same chemical structure as the one it is meant to replace in the body. They are made from soy and plant based products. Bio-identical hormones are not the same as synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones have a chemical structure that may be close to, but do not exactly match the hormones produced in the body. The difference is that the synthetic hormone may act differently in the body and have different effects. Synthetic hormones can cause many side effects such as, irritability, nausea, depression, and water retention. Natural hormones are easier to tolerate. The dosage and mode of administration for these hormones is different for all men and women. You may not need as strong a dose as someone else.

Paul Stallone, NMD uses integrative / complementary / natural therapies to strengthen the body rather than suppress an individual's symptoms. He also offers safe, non-invasive alternatives to estrogen and other sex hormone replacement therapies that are very effective. Dr. Stallone provides annual exams that include PAP smears, prostate checks, and complete gynecological examinations. Integrative / Naturopathic treatments are available for women experiencing ovarian problems, PMS, hormonal imbalances, painful menstruation, vaginal infections, abnormal pap smears, prenatal care, osteoporosis, well-woman care, and menopausal conditions including hot flashes, bone loss, and mood changes.

At Arizona Integrative Medical Center we treat the whole person and address the underlying etiologies that cause disease; we understand and focus on treating each patient individually. Dr. Stallone offers help through successfully proven treatment protocols that are customized for each of his patients. It is through a natural-holistic, integrated and comprehensive approach to the treatment of underlying physiological factors that differentiates his approach and ultimate patient success. It is our goal at AIM Center to help others by integrating medical protocols with alternative protocols to help patients recognize the symptoms and signs of hormone deficiencies. We also provide educational and informative articles/studies, answers to frequently asked questions, and external links to better educate you. Dr. Stallone brings compassion and understanding to achieve positive outcomes and brings help and hope to those needing assistance with hormonal imbalances. Dr. Stallone creates a plan catered to each patient, therefore, treatments may occur in different order for different patients and multiple steps are often initiated simultaneously.

A NON-TOXIC APPROACH TO BALANCING YOUR HORMONES
by Abram Ber, M.D. Homeopathic Physician

Many symptoms result from an imbalance in the sexual hormones produced in the ovaries (or testes in men) and in the adrenal glands. Some symptoms include uterine bleeding, PMS, diminished libido and impotency in the male, water retention, accelerated aging, loss of energy, anxiety and depression...

TESTOSTERONE was once considered an exclusively male hormone. Men produce 10 to 15 times more than women, but research over the past decade has demonstrated that this hormone also plays a definite role in women's physical and psychological health, particularly their sex drive. Testosterone which is significantly reduced following surgical or natural menopause regulates a woman's libido. Heightened libido is not the only benefit of testosterone; many women report that they have more energy and a greater sense of well-being.

ESTRADIOL, ESTRONE, and ESTRIOL are the three basic estrogens. Estradiol is the prime or true ovarian estrogen secreted by the ovary.Estrone is an estrogen converted from estradiol by biosynthesis. Estrone is also converted from androstenedione which is also formed in the ovary but largely by the adrenal cortex. Estriol is a converted estrogen although a small amount may be secreted by the ovary. It is mainly converted in the liver from estrone and also by a more circuitous route from estradiol. The placenta secretes huge amounts.

PROGESTERONE LEVELS under ideal conditions should begin to rise almost immediately following ovulation and continue to do so until menstrual flow begins. Estrogen levels are also climbing during this phase. Progesterone acts as an antagonist to estrogen and helps negate many of its adverse effects.

HORMONE REGULATION

A balancing of hormones for males and females is achieved by sublingually applied micro-doses of specific hormones that your body needs. This is determined by electrodermal testing.

In balancing hormones, progesterone is given usually in a low dilution as it is frequently lacking in the body. In this natural system a low dilution will actually supplement your body with required hormone. a high dilution i.e numbers 11 to 20 will actually neutralize or block that particular hormone which is causing problems due to its overabundance or it may represent a sensitivity to that hormone.