Bioidentical hormones: natural substances useful during menopause (but not only)

Hormonal imbalances are a very common problem, especially among women: bioidentical hormones can be the solution. Here’s all you need to know.

Bioidentical hormones are just like those our body produces. For this reason, they have fewer side effects and greater effectiveness. Hormonal imbalances can cause many problems: overweight, water retention, premenstrual syndrome, low sex drive, fatigue and much more.

Moreover, during their menopause, a period in which hormone imbalances are natural, many women suffer from disorders that, in most cases, doctors cure with hormone replacement therapy. The problem is that in many cases, these hormones give several side effects. However, bioidentical hormones can be the solution!

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Bioidentical hormones: natural substances useful during menopause (but not only)
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Dr Marion Gluck led a team of endocrinologists who developed the bioidentical therapy in Europe. Thanks to their work, we found out the importance of bioidentical hormones. They are natural molecules extracted from the same plants that produce phytohormones. Our body recognize them as if it produced them.

The advantages are considerable: they have a less powerful effect, but this is the exact reason why they are also better tolerated. For example, synthetic hormones you use against menopause symptoms or to regulate the menstrual cycle increase the risk of breast cancer or thrombosis. With the bioidentical therapy, this risk lowers significantly.

Which are the bioidentical hormones?

Among female natural hormones, there is one that has an enormous significance for the entire fertile period of a woman. We are talking about progesterone, which balances our body estrogen level and regulates the menstrual cycle. Its deficiency causes premenstrual syndrome, amenorrhea, polimenorrea and oligomenorrhea.

Natural progesterone is extracted from the plant called Dioscorea villosa. It regulates the menstrual cycle, reduces abdominal swelling and fights water retention. Together with progesterone, estrogens are also very important during menopause. Natural estrogens (or phytoestrogens) comes from red clover, soy and flax seeds.

Pregnenolone is often related to the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Its natural equivalent also comes from Dioscorea villosa and fights irritability, bloating, water retention and headache.

Dhea (dehydroepiandrostenone) stimulates the production of all the other hormones. It is important for women who wants to get pregnant. Dioscorea villosa also produces Dhea, which also helps to reawaken passion.

In order to fight sexuality-related problems and lower sex drive, you can use testosterone. Its bioidentical hormone comes from Tribulus terrestris. It is useful especially for women in menopause, during which this molecule often lacks.

Ormoni bioidentici
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Hormones in menopause

During menopause, you can suffer from hormone imbalances, which can cause several problems. Among them, there is estradiol, the hormone produced by the placenta. Its bioidentical hormone is obtained from animal placenta or from soy. This molecule significantly relieves the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and low sex drive.

Estradiol in cream can also tone up the skin of the most delicate areas: belly, arms and thighs. Finally, its gel can fight vaginal dryness.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 12-01-2019

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