By Dr. Richard Chern
For the National Breast Cancer Foundation, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But at The Hormone Restoration Center we help prevent breast cancer every day of the year by optimizing hormone levels. Each year, new research proves what we have known for many years. Optimizing estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (yes even testosterone) with bio-identical hormones absolutely reduces your risk of breast cancer.
There are years of research and studies supporting natural hormone replacement therapy. These studies have repeatedly shown that natural testosterone and estrogen replacement therapy via pellet implants, is protective to the breast, heart, brain, bones, joints, and let’s not forget the prostate. But benefits don’t end there! Both men and women, benefit with healthier lives as people often require less drugs for disease management. Pellet therapy significantly reduces the risk of osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and diabetes.
Many women don’t realize that testosterone is produced in the ovaries and estrogen comes from testosterone. So, if your testosterone level is not optimized, it can have a direct effect on your estrogen level. Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy, which can include both estrogen and testosterone, can provide a woman with mental clarity, increased libido and muscle tone.
When a woman’s testosterone is low, they often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise and a proper diet. Men find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass, and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable.
Many people believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of aging but this is simply not true. Nearly every patient we treat tells us how they wished they had started treatment with us years ago. Many of our patients have looked for help elsewhere or received treatment elsewhere but without looking at the full picture there’s always room for improvement.
There are different ways to deliver hormones. Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only delivery method that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day for up to six months without any “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient. Feel younger and happier. Regain strength and energy and the ability to lose weight. Call us at (850) 837-1271 or come see Dr Chern today at The Hormone Restoration Center.