In my last post, I wrote about hormones and how they impact one another, most people don’t realize that sex hormones can impact your thyroid hormones or adrenal hormones.
Putting that aside, I’d like to address the effects of introducing a hormone into the body. These hormones are call exogenous hormones. Research has shown that exogenous hormones cause the overall hormone balance in the body to become skewed. (Please refer to my previous blog about hormone balance.)
What is the implication? Let’s take estrogen, for example. Estrogen has been linked to an increase in breast cancer. Let’s look at a hormone called DHEA, which is found in many skin care products as well as protein drinks for body builders. DHEA has been linked to excess acne and emotional issues. These are just two examples. Progesterone is also problematic. In itself, progesterone is a precursor to other hormones. If there is a hormone issue such as too much estrogen, giving progesterone will only increase estrogen production.
So is there a better way? Yes, there is, by looking at all the hormones and their relationship to one another. By doing this it can be determined what is the real issue and why a certain hormone is too high or too low. Once this is done a non-hormone therapy can be applied, which allows the body to naturally balance its hormones.
Although this approach may take a little longer than simply taking a hormone, there are no side-effects. If you would like more information, or have had bad reactions to hormones replacement, we might be able to help. Email or give us a call at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-369-7070.