Menopause Power Helps Women Understand How to Best Treat Menopause and Protect Health
Santa Barbara, CA, June 19, 2012 — Endocrinologist explains connection between hormones and the numerous health problems faced by middle-aged women; offers solution that restores health and slows aging.
Women in middle age cope with health problems they did not face before the onset of menopause. Weight gain, low energy, high cholesterol, digestive problems, headaches, sleep disruption, allergies, and depression are just some of over 100 maladies for which millions of women seek ongoing medical care.
Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., renowned endocrinologist, best-selling author and women’s health advocate, believes that the treatment women typically receive for these myriad health problems is ineffective and often harmful. “In 99% of cases, these symptoms and conditions are caused or made worse by hormone imbalance,” says Schwarzbein. “Because physicians do not realize this fact, they treat the problems independently, without treating the cause. Once menopause begins, women can no longer produce sufficient estrogen and progesterone, two hormones needed to maintain overall hormone balance and good health. Telling a women to eat less and exercise more, actually makes her gain fat weight, increasing her risks for certain degenerative diseases. Prescribing a statin drug for her cholesterol, antacids for her heartburn, aspirin for her headaches, or giving her sleeping pills or antidepressants, simply masks the problem; it doesn’t cure it.”
Unless you properly address the hormone deficiency with hormone balancing therapy, the imbalance persists, the symptoms and problems continue, and you invite the degenerative diseases of aging, including heart disease (the number one killer of women), cancer, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s dementia, and stroke, Schwarzbein contends.
Schwarzbein cites well-established science and over two decades of experience treating thousands of women in menopause. “Once I rebalance a woman’s hormones, her medical problems resolve,” she says. “Women lose fat weight, start sleeping again, they see cholesterol levels drop, anxiety, depression, and headaches go away, and they start feeling well again, without prescription drugs.”
To help women understand how menopause affects their health, how to treat it correctly, and how to work with their doctors to do so, Schwarzbein created www.menopausepower.com, a web site with free articles and information, which also sells a comprehensive course on DVD and a book that provide more detailed information. She is also encouraging the medical community to view and treat menopause differently.
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Prominent Physician Undertakes Campaign to Redefine Menopause and Modernize Its Treatment
Endocrinologist asserts that the conventional focus on treating the symptoms of menopause versus the hormone imbalance it causes promotes numerous, preventable medical conditions and degenerative diseases, accelerates the aging process, and decreases women’s quality of life and lifespan.
Santa Barbara, CA, June 19, 2012 — Noted endocrinologist, Diana Schwarzbein, MD, author of the best-selling Schwarzbein Principle books and recognized thought leader in metabolic health, has launched a campaign to change the way menopause is perceived and treated. In her quest to improve women’s health and quality of life, Schwarzbein is calling on the medical profession to view and treat menopause like other permanent hormone deficiencies such as type 1 diabetes.
After more than two decades clinically researching menopause with thousands of patients, Schwarzbein advocates a more modern approach that recognizes the undermining effect menopause has on women’s health. “All of the hormone systems of the body are interdependent. So, any hormone deficiency, as in menopause, causes an overall hormone system imbalance. Hormones regulate metabolism. Therefore, hormone imbalance causes metabolic imbalance,” explains Schwarzbein. “Aging is the process of becoming metabolically imbalanced. Untreated or improperly treated menopause accelerates the natural aging process. It causes numerous medical conditions, and promotes the degenerative diseases of aging, including heart disease, cancer, type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s dementia, osteoporosis, and stroke.”
Correctly using bioidentical hormones in conjunction with proper nutrition and lifestyle habits can rebalance the hormone systems of the body, and correct the metabolic imbalance caused by menopause, according to Schwarzbein. “This is the same way physicians treat type 1 diabetes, they don’t just treat the symptoms, they treat the hormone deficiency,” she points out.
Schwarzbein cites the abundance of erroneous and misunderstood information about menopause as the greatest obstacle to overcome. She believes the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) studies and the reporting of their findings have done more to confuse and alarm both women and their physicians than to inform and guide them. “So, I am working to change the perception and treatment of menopause through educational programs for women and doctors,” she says. “Now that women are spending 30 to 40% of their lives in menopause, the decisions they make about its management have a significant effect on their longevity and quality of life. I want women to make informed decisions based on the facts, not fear and confusion. And I want doctors to have the benefit of all I have learned over the last twenty plus years.”
For women, she provides a comprehensive program called Menopause Power that aims to teach women why and how menopause erodes their health and provides information to assist them in working with their own physicians to manage menopause using Hormone Balancing Therapy, or HBTx, the protocol she developed over the last 20 years to treat her patients’ menopause, and now her own. Educational resources for physicians are in development.
Diana Schwarzbein, MD is a board certified physician who maintains a limited private practice and devotes the balance of her time to health education through Schwarzbein Principle Programs, Inc. http://www.schwarzbeinprinciple.com. More information on menopause is available at http://www.menopausepower.com. Physicians are directed to http://www.hbtxmd.com.
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