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Holistic physician, Dr. Vivian DeNise explains the difference between bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and synthetic hormones. She also details symptoms and medical conditions that may result ...

Holistic physician, Dr. Vivian DeNise explains the difference between bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and synthetic hormones. She also details symptoms and medical conditions that may result from unbalanced hormones and benefits of getting balanced by an expert holistic doctor.

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  • Good Evening, My name is VivianDeNise. And before we begin I would like to give you some background on myself. Before I became knowledgeable in the Integrative field my first love has been pediatrics which I have been practicing for 25 years. During this time I have never been comfortable with the treatment of ADHD. So much so I would not prescribe the medications. I have seen many children on multiple medications often begging their parents to stop them because of how these meds made them feel. I knew all along there had to be a better way, I always felt treatment should address the cause and not just the symptoms. I would like to share what I have discovered with you today.

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  • Vivian F. DeNise,DOIntegrative PhysicianPatients Medical
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  • Physicians collaborate to approach each patient holistically. www.patientsmedical.com
  • Result:Gain health and nutritional wisdom that can be applied for years to come. www.patientsmedical.com
  • Founder, Dr. Warren Levinbegan practicing his ground-breaking holistic protocols in 1974. www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Conditions Treated  Menopause  PMS  Thyroid disease  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Multiple Sclerosis  Osteoarthritis (OA)  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)  Diabetes  Heart disease  Crohn’s disease, IBS, IBD  Alzheimer’s disease  Lyme disease  Auto-immune diseases  Many other secondary medical conditions www.patientsmedical.com
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  • Integrative Medicine www.patientsmedical.com
  • Introducing our speaker: Vivian DeNise, DO Integrative Medicine www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Completed her medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Certifications in Integrative Medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Specialties include  Hormonal Imbalances  Nutritional Deficiency  Thyroid Disorders  Gastro-Intestinal Problems  Detoxification  And many more! www.patientsmedical.com
  • There are receptors everywhere in the body for estrogen, progesterone and testosterone in both men and women. www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Brain Bone, Muscle, Joints Heart Blood Vessels Bladder Liver Kidney Genitals Nerves Skin and Hair Follicles www.patientsmedical.com
  • To achieve BalancedHormone Optimization tothat of a 25-30 year oldlevel using Bio-IdenticalHormones. www.patientsmedical.com
  •  They are identical to the molecular structure of hormones produced by human female or males. They are NOT:  Xeno hormones  Horse hormones  Synthetic hormones www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Atom for atom identical to human hormones  Not horse hormones  Not chemically altered No increased risk for cancer Less risk for heart disease Less mortality Needed for Bone, Brain, Quality of Life www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Testosterone Estrogens, Progesterone DHEA, Pregnenaolone Cortisol Thyroid: T3, T4 Vitamin D Growth Hormone www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Hormones Neurotransmitters Medications Emotions Diet Sleep www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Estrogens ▪ Estrone=E1 ▪ Estradiol=E2 ▪ Estriol=E3 Progesterone Testosterone www.patientsmedical.com
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  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)-Cyclical mental and physical symptoms preceding the menstrual cycle. www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Peri-menopause-Can begin to occur 10-20 years prior to menopause associated with cyclical changes in menses as well as mental/physical symptoms. ▪ Early- changes occur rarely and resolve ▪ Middle-changes occur often and for longer ▪ Late-changes occur continuously. Menopause-no menstrual bleeding for 1 year www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Deficiencies can start years before menopause in peri- menopause  Poor sleep, anxiety, PMS- Progesterone  Low Libido, decreased memory-Testosterone  Low energy, hot flashes, vaginal dryness- Estrogen www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Balances Estrogens, Progesterone, and Testosterone Every woman needs a unique balance Not every woman needs estrogen Progesterone protects against breast cancer Unlike “progestins” natural progesterone does not have androgenic or anti androgenic effects. www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Hot flashes Night sweats Fatigue Vaginal Dryness Poor memory and Foggy thinking Low energy www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Depressed mood Decreased concentration Decreased sexual desire or libido Excessive daytime sleepiness Stress incontinence and UTI’s Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular disease, Dementia www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Agitated Anxiety Weight gain Water retention Headaches Swollen or tender breasts Bloating Spotting or breakthrough bleeding Mood swings Poor sleep Achy joints Excessive bleeding www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Increase blood pressure Increase triglycerides Increase estrone Cause gallstones Elevate liver enzymes Increase SHBG (decreases testosterone) Interrupt tyrptophan metabolism and consequently serotonin metabolism Causes blood clots to form www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Decreases HbA1c Decreases total cholesterol Decreases LDL Decreases HS-CRP Decreases IL-6 and TNF-inflammatory cytokines implicated in autoimmune, cardiovascular, osteoporosis and Alzheimers NO increase risk of stroke or venous thrombosis www.patientsmedical.com
  • Usually the first hormone to become deficient in peri-menopause. www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Agitation Irritability, aggressiveness Anxiety, anger Weight gain Water retention Headaches Swollen or tender breasts www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Bloating Spotting or breakthrough bleeding Mood swings Poor sleep, insomnia Achy joints Excessive bleeding Endometriosis Fibrocystic breasts www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Impaired production Low LH Increased prolactin production Stress Antidepressants Excessive arginine consumption Sugar Saturated fat Deficiency of vitamins A, B6, C, zinc Decreased thyroid hormone www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Called progestins Progestins do not reproduce the same actions of natural progesterone www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Increases appetite Weight gain Fluid retention Irritability Depression Headache Decreases energy Bloating Breast tenderness Decreases sexual interest www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Acne Hair loss Nausea Insomnia Interferes with the body’s own production of progesterone Does not help balance estrogen Remains in the body longer Can cause spasm of coronary arteries www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Stops the protective affects estrogen has on the heart May make the symptoms of progesterone loss worse Increases LDL Decreases HDL Protects only the uterus from cancer Counteracts many of the positive effects of estrogen on serotonin www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Orally Transdermal cream www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Helps balance estrogen Leaves the body quickly Improves sleep Natural calming effect Lowers high blood pressure Helps the body use and eliminate fats Lowers cholesterol www.patientsmedical.com
  •  May protect against breast cancer Increases scalp hair Helps balance fluids in the cells Increases metabolic rate Natural diuretic Natural antidepressant Is anti-inflammatory www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Stimulates the production of new bone Enhances the action of thyroid hormones Improves libido Helps restore proper cell oxygen levels Induces conversion of E1 to the inactive E1S form Promotes Th2 immunity Is neuroprotective, promotin g myelination www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Synthetic progestins increase Breast Cancer Risk Progesterone decreases Breast Cancer Risk www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Increases fat storage Elevates cortisol Increases insulin resistance Increases appetite and carbohydrate cravings Relaxes the smooth muscles of the gut (This can cause bloating, fullness, and constipation. It can also contribute to gallstones.) www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Testosterone is needed for a sense of well being Strength especially upper body Libido Usually decreased in peri-menopausal and menopausal women Body composition Bone density DHEA can increase Testosterone in women but not in men www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Increases sexual interest Increases sense of emotional well-being Increases muscle mass and strength Helps maintain memory Helps skin from sagging Decreases excess body fat Helps maintain bone strength Elevates norepinephrine in the brain (tricyclic affect) www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Muscle wasting Weight gain Fatigue Low self-esteem Decreased HDL Dry, thin skin, with poor elasticity Thinning and dry hair Droopy eyelids Sagging cheeks Thin lips Anxiety www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Menopause Childbirth Chemotherapy Adrenal stress or burnout Endometriosis Depression Psychological trauma Birth control pills HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Testosterone replacement P.O. or transdermally. Use the bio-identical form. Methyltestosterone has been associated with an increase in liver cancer. If used transdermally must rotate sites. In order for testosterone to work well, estradiol must also be optimized. Without enough estrogen, testosterone cannot attach to brain receptors. If testosterone is given alone it can increase plaque formation. www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Decrease calorie intake Increase protein in the diet Take the amino acids arginine, leucine, glutamine Exercise Get enough sleep Lose weight Reduce stress Take zinc if deficient (Zinc is needed for the metabolism of testosterone.) www.patientsmedical.com
  • When used in conjunction with BHRT there is even a lower incidence of breast cancer compared to HRT alone. www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Seen every 3 months or sooner if needed Labs every 3 months initially and as needed depending on where patient is in life May take up to 6 months to get full benefit www.patientsmedical.com
  •  Stress Diet Environmental www.patientsmedical.com
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  • Get started TODAY by making an appointment with Dr. DeNise. www.patientsmedical.com
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  • To get more information or to schedule an appointment, call 212-679-9667 or email media@patientsmedical.com www.patientsmedical.com