Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy - AmericaNowNews.com

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

Cindy Cartmell says after hitting age 40, she found that her energy levels, sleep patterns and weight made huge shifts in the wrong direction.
 
"I had gone to my doctor, I had talked to my obstetrician a number of times over the year and just really could not find the key to success," said Cartmell.

That was until she met with Dr. Bright McConnel - he specializes in targeting a women's hormonal changes by taking a detailed evaluation of the patient through bloodwork and other tests and by using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy medication.

So what does bio-identical mean? It's when the chemical structure of the hormone that you are replacing is identical to what your body normally would have produced.

Dr. Bright says studies have shown that this therapy, along with vitamin supplements, provides the same hormones that may have been lost due to aging. And patients don't experience the adverse effects that some women may experience with synthetic hormones.

He says another plus with BHRT is that getting hormone levels on track opens the door to losing weight and keeping it off. "If weight loss is the goal, then optimizing that makes a significant difference in terms of their success rate in losing weight and maintaining the weight loss."

Cartmell is a firm believer after shedding more than 30 pounds two years ago, and she has continued to maintain it. In fact, she says, "I feel like I'm 25 or 30 years old now."

Copyright 2012 America Now. All rights reserved.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Exclusive: Photos from Inside Anthony Sowell's Home

    Inside Look: Exclusives Photos Paint Disturbing Scene Inside Home of Anthony Sowell

    Saturday, May 1 2010 11:19 AM EDT2010-05-01 16:19:26 GMT
    GRAPHIC PICTURES: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was one of the most gruesome sights in Cleveland crime history.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
Powered by WorldNow