A newly published study has demonstrated that that women are not very aware about how their hormones impact health, wellbeing and menopause.
To find out more about the study, view the full article at Female First.
About The Study
The research was carried out in October, 2016, with 1007 women across the UK. Participants were aged 35 to 60 years old.
About The Marion Gluck Clinic
Dr Marion Gluck trained as a medical doctor in Hamburg more than 30 years ago and has worked all over the world as a women’s health specialist. She has been recognised as one of the top doctors in the world for her pioneering treatment of hormonal imbalances, using bio-identical hormones.
In 2007 Marion founded The Marion Gluck Clinic, as the only dedicated bio-identical hormone clinic which specialises in the use of bio-identical hormones to restore and maintain optimal health and hormone balance. The clinic offers a bespoke service, with treatments tailored to the precise needs of the individual.
About Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical hormones have identical chemical structures to those hormones found in the human body. As a result, they fit their hormone receptor sites perfectly so their messages are translated properly and their effects are more consistent with the normal biochemistry of the body.[iii] Bio-identical hormones are originally derived from plant sources (diogesin from wild yam and betasitosterol from soya beans) and made into micronized powders which are used to make oral or transdermal (creams) treatments.[iv]
A ‘synthetic’ hormone (used in conventional HRT) has structural differences to a hormone produced by the body, which means it can act differently and produce substantially different effects.[v]
Bio-identical hormones are prescribed according to each patient’s individual needs. Each patient has a consultation with a doctor, who explores their symptoms in order to determine a personalised prescription that will provide just enough hormones to make the patient feel healthy again. Individually prescribed bio-identical hormones are often better tolerated than conventional HRT, which cannot be tailored to the individual and can cause side effects.i
[iii] Hotze, S.F., Griffin, K. Hormones, Health and Happiness: A Natural Medical Formula for Rediscovering Youth with Bioidentical Hormones. Second edition, 2013
[iv] What are bioidentical hormones? Harvard Health Publications. Harvard Medical School, 2006
[v] Holtorf, K. The bioidentical hormone debate: are bioidentical hormones (estradiol, estriol, and progesterone) safer or more efficacious than commonly used synthetic versions in hormone replacement therapy? Postgrad Med. 2009, 121 (1): 73-85