What You Must Know About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: An Alternative Approach to Effectively Treating the Symptoms of Menopause

What You Must Know About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: An Alternative Approach to Effectively Treating the Symptoms of Menopause

by Amy Lee Hawkins
     
 

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Many women are confused about the treatments available for menopause. While they may be experiencing severe symptoms, the news about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) use is not encouraging. HRT may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots in the lungs and legs. On the other hand, there is lesser known treatment-Bioidentical Hormone

Overview

Many women are confused about the treatments available for menopause. While they may be experiencing severe symptoms, the news about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) use is not encouraging. HRT may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots in the lungs and legs. On the other hand, there is lesser known treatment-Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)-that can help effectively diminish menopausal symptoms without the dangers of synthetic drugs. In her new book, Dr. Amy Lee Hawkins provides women with a complete guide to understanding and using BHRT to diminish or eliminate the symptoms of menopause.

What You Must Know About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is written in easy-to-understand language. It covers the basics of hormones, discusses the controversy surrounding hormone replacement, details hormone treatment principles, and provides a guide to maintaining a healthy weight and metabolism. Each discussion is supported by up-to-date scientific articles published in respected research journals and medical texts. In addition, the book's appendix includes numerous questionnaires that can help you understand your personal situation.

If you are struggling with the symptoms of menopause, you want to choose the safest and most effective route to feeling better. What You Must Know About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy provides the information you need to make the best possible decisions about your health.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Certified pharmacist Hawkins issues a ringing endorsement of a lesser-known and non-patentable method of treating menopause in this short, accessibly written primer. A specialist in the procedure she recommends, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), the author ascribes the health issues experienced during otherwise similar courses of treatment to the use of hormones derived from other animals and plants, rather than "bio-identical" ones taken from humans. Closely involved in this area as the CEO of Pharm-D Partners, Inc. and founder of Hormones in Harmony Consulting, Hawkins diligently includes everything that a woman or her health specialist might wish to know before starting treatment, including the tests required, an inventory of the symptoms that indicate out-of-balance sex hormones, and information about the dosages administered during BHRT therapy. She recommends a specific titration schedule for those currently on synthetic hormones and discusses the optimal maintenance schedule for smoothly transitioning through menopause in radiant health. Additionally, women for whom hormone replacement is either undesirable or not possible will find a treasure trove here of alternative nutritional solutions to the health concerns associated with menopause. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757003806
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
762,492
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Amy Lee Hawkins, Pharm.D., received her degree from the top-ranking pharmacy school at The University of California, San Francisco. She has completed extensive training and continuing education in compounding pharmaceuticals and specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, pain management, dermatology, and nutrition consultations. Dr. Hawkins is founder of Hormones in Harmony, is a board-certified pharmacist in California and Nevada, and is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. As a bioidentical hormone therapy specialist, she provides consultations and seminars aimed at promoting longevity for both women and men.

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