Not Your Grandmother's Menopause
Back in our grandmother’s day, women lived relatively few years after the onset of menopause. Today we are outliving the limited, traditional view of menopause as nothing more than a brief period of symptoms. Who knew back then that:
- Estradiol and progesterone are needed for much more than reproduction
- The loss of the sex hormones disrupts all of the body’s hormone systems, causes metabolic imbalance, adrenal gland compromise, and insulin resistance
- These conditions increase risk factors for heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s dementia, osteoporosis, and stroke
Given that most women died in their sixties and early seventies, it didn’t seem so important. Well, times have changed! We are now living 30-40% of our lives in menopause. The facts are, that the permanent loss of the sex hormones due to menopause causes or contributes to the following conditions, all of which are risk factors for heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases:
- Weight gain
- High cholesterol
- Higher blood pressure
- Higher blood sugar levels
- Increased inflammation
- Diminished ability to fight off free radicals
Adding Insult to Injury
Not only does the loss of the sex hormones accelerate aging and the onset of degenerative disease, it also causes a long list of health problems such as:
- Sleep disruption
- Digestive issues
- Loss of libido
- Compromised mental function
- Increased anxiety
- Lower energy levels
Actually, there are well over 100 health problems and symptoms that women in menopause typically encounter. Called The Top 100, this list is, unfortunately, just a partial list! To see the list, Get your list for free..
How Do We Know That All of these Problems Are Related to Menopause?
As you read The Top 100 you will likely be surprised to learn that these problems are actually caused or made worse by menopause. That’s because they have traditionally been viewed and treated as independent problems, in many cases, just a function of “getting older.” So, how do I know that these problems are either caused or made worse by the absence of estradiol and progesterone? From experience and science.
Experience: From twenty-five years of treating thousands of women in menopause, women with the very same symptoms as those listed in The Top 100 (that’s how I developed the list!), I can tell you, that once their estradiol and progesterone were restored and their hormone systems were balanced, their symptoms and conditions went away or, at least, substantially improved.
Science: From science we know two things: the many health benefits of estradiol and progesterone, and the impact of their loss. The following lists some of the benefits of estradiol and/or progesterone for metabolically balanced women.
Estradiol and progesterone:
- Improve brain function (estradiol is a neuro-transmitter)
- Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
- Decrease cravings for sugar, chocolate, alcohol, and nicotine
- Decrease stress hormone production
- Help insulin do its job
- Improve blood pressure
- Regulate cholesterol levels
- Help with asthma and allergies
- Stimulate the uterine lining to grow, thickening the lining of the uterus
- Strengthen the vaginal and urethral tissues
- Boost immune system function
- Helps with hydration
- Help you have normal bowel movements
- Help you stay asleep
- Help you handle stress better
And they help:
- Vaginal lubrication
- Adrenal gland function
- Joint lubrication
- Libido and orgasms
- Maintain muscle mass
- Keep bones healthy
- Keep hair and nails strong
- Keep hair from graying
- Keep skin softer/prevents wrinkles
- Keep your waistline in check
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Mood, memory, feeling of well-being
Breakin’ Up Is Hard to Do – So Why Do It?
Menopause means the loss of the many benefits of estradiol and progesterone. Why give them up? Why say goodbye to two trustworthy friends who have given you so much, who are so important to your health? You wouldn’t if you didn’t have to. And you don’t have to! Through Hormone Balancing Therapy (HBTx), you can keep them for the many years to come.
Yes, you’re understanding me. I am talking about long-term hormone therapy. And I know you’ve heard that’s dangerous… risky! That’s the word on the street. But “the word” is wrong. Seriously, I’ve been restoring women’s hormones safely and effectively for decades. Done correctly, and I can’t over-emphasize correctly, you can continue to have all of the benefits of estradiol and progesterone.
You can slow down your aging process, prevent or reverse The Top 100, forestall the degenerative diseases of aging, and live a long and healthy life. Let me share with you – and your doctor – how I’ve treated and helped thousands of women. It’s all in my Menopause Power Course and Take Charge Guide.
To your health and happiness,
Diana Schwarzbein, MD