Month: January 2017

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy – Effect on Cardiovascular Disease

Increased Cardiovascular Risk? The Women’s Health Initiative Study states that women who go on estrogen therapy have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.  This is misleading.  A further look at the data is needed.  It was found that only women who were past menopause, or who had been off of estrogen for more than one year, had an increased risk.  This temporary risk increase only lasted for about one year.  After that, the risk of cardiovascular disease went down.  Estrogen is cardio-protective.  If used continuously, it reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease When Testosterone and Estrogen are given together in pellet form, we see improvements in arterial elasticity, diastolic function, and arterial constriction.  These hormones reduce the inflammation in the artery walls, leading to fewer heart attacks and strokes.  We also see a better balanced autonomic nervous system (The system that regulates our organs, and gives us our flight or fight response.)  This balance also reduces cardiovascular risk. In most cases, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy reduces cardiovascular risk.  However we can also provide other treatments, in addition to hormone therapy, to protect patients who might have a short-term increased...

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Aging Protection from Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Welcome to the BodyRenu BioIdentical Hormone Blog.   Although each patient has a unique and individual experience, one patients journey stands out  in my mind. She experienced many of the same symptoms described in the video. Read the story to see how one life has changed for the better at BodyRenu.    A few words from one of our amazing patients After four years of telling my doctor something was just not right, I made the jump to a Functional Medicine Doctor. Four years, you ask? Yes, I was taught to believe and have faith in my doctor. After all he was the doctor who helped me through a miscarriage, delivered my last baby, and helped me through polyps in my uterus. I trusted him. So why was I leaving after all the history we shared? His conventional treatments were no longer working for me, anti-depressants, sleeping pills, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. I had to do what was best for my health. Years of headaches, body aches, brain fog, fatigue, afternoon naps, and a spare tire around my mid-section led me on a quest to find a provider that was willing to take my hand and walk with me as we figured out what the best approach would be for me. I met with Dr. Brian Rodgers at BodyRenu in Bountiful Utah. After my initial evaluation with him I knew...

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