Why should I use Bio-Identical Hormones?
If you don’t know by now, Bio-Identical are Identical to your Hormones. Why dose this matter? We do not break down or use other hormones the same. Women have E2 and E3 and there tissue handles each a little different. There have been more serious effects from non Bio-identical hormones in the past. For example DES (diethylstilbestrol) a synthetic form of estrogen prescribed by doctor from 1938 until 1971. They were prescribing for low estrogen associated with miscarriage and premature babies. Millions had been prescribed DES in the United Stated. In 1971 DES was pulled from pharmacy market and became known to the public that it was directly linked to cancer. (See below)
Women exposed to DES have a direct link to:
- Breast Cancer
Daughters of Women exposed DES are linked to:
- Cervical Cancer
- Vaginal Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Abnormal shaped: Vagina, Uterus or Cervix
- Premature Births
- Eptopic Pregnancy
- Early Menopause
Sons of Women exposed to DES are linked to:
- Epididymal Cysts
- Genital abnormalities
- Possible link (some studies suggest)
◦ Prostate Cancer
◦ Testicular Cancer
If that was not enough evidence, another study published by Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, looked at how animals responded to natural occurring estrogen. They concluded that natural occurring estrogen lessen carbohydrate intolerance associated with synthetic oral estrogen and/or progestin. In short if your muscle is not taking up the carbohydrates like they should it is being stored as fat and increasing your chances of becoming Type II Diabetic.
So what’s the Big Deal, how come all Hormones being sold are not like ours? No one can patent a Natural occurring substance, like Bio-Identical hormones, hence there is now money to made by any large pharmacy.
1.American Cancer Society. DES Exposure. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/medicaltreatments/des-exposure
- Effects of Estrogen on Glucose uptake by Rat Muscle Yale J Biol Med. Dec 1974; 47(4): 227–233.PMCID: PMC2595133. Harry Shamoon and Philip Felig