Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

I had a historectome 6 years ago, I was taking hormones for 6 years. Have stop taking them because of high blood preassure. What should I do?

The first thing you need to do is to consult your doctor and ask what possible steps you can take in this condition. There may be two possible way out - either you have to stop taking hormones altogether, or you may have to replace synthetic hormones with bioidentical hormones.

Getting off the normal hormone therapy without adequate medical support may renew hormonal imbalance in the body. It is not advisable to get off hormone therapy suddenly as it may give rise to withdrawal symptoms. The body becomes dependent on the hormone therapy and stopping it suddenly may lead to several complications It is always better to wean off the hormone therapy gradually with proper medical support.

To switch to bioidentical hormones may another solution. However, before starting bioidentical hormone therapy, it is advisable to consult your doctor. Bioidentical hormones are custom-mixed and have identical chemical formulas as the natural hormones that are produced in the body. For this reason, bioidentical hormones are considered safer than synthetic hormones and are gaining popularity these days.

Meanwhile, along with consultations with your doctor, you should also take certain steps to get back your hormonal balance. Take good care about your diet so that it helps regain your hormonal balance. Eat organic vegetables and fruits along with whole grains, cereals, nuts, and other natural foods. Processed foods, refined foods, red meat, and dairy products, caffeinated drinks, and alcohol should be avoided. Your diet should essentially be rich in minerals and nutrients and low on fat. You can take multivitamin supplements if your dietary intake is not sufficient.

Some of the natural remedies that may help with regaining your normal hormone balance are soybeans and herbs like black cohosht and dong quai. Soybeans are easily available and can be made a part of your diet. Black cohosh and dong quai are herbs that are available as pills or in the form of powder. You can also make yourself a herbal concoction by mixing fenugreek, flax seed, licorice, and ginseng. While the herbs are claimed to be effective for treating hormonal imbalance, there is little or no scientific data to support the claim. So, try these herbs, but remember that they may or may not be effective in your case.

You should also make an effort to do mild exercise regularly. Exercising may help in removing anxiety and bring back the natural hormone balance of your body. However, since you have mentioned high blood pressure, you should avoid working out excessively. Looking at your condition, regular walking or mild jogging should be useful.

answered by G M

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