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2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09
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2009 Hormone Presentation06.16.09

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2009 Stark Pharmacy Bio-Identical Hormone Seminar

2009 Stark Pharmacy Bio-Identical Hormone Seminar

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  1. Hormone Imbalance & Natural Hormone Therapy Presented by Stark Professional Pharmacy
  2. Causes of Hormone Imbalance <ul><li>Natural Menopause </li></ul><ul><li>Hysterectomy/Tubal Ligation </li></ul><ul><li>Childbirth </li></ul><ul><li>Severe illness </li></ul><ul><li>Medication </li></ul><ul><li>Family Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental toxins </li></ul><ul><li>Stress/fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive dieting or exercise </li></ul>
  3. Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance <ul><li>Hot flashes/Night Sweats </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Fuzzy thinking/memory loss/poor concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Mood Swings/Irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Weight gain </li></ul><ul><li>Menstrual Irregularities </li></ul><ul><li>Dry eyes, sinuses </li></ul><ul><li>Vaginal/bladder infections </li></ul><ul><li>Vaginal dryness/thinning painful intercourse </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of libido </li></ul><ul><li>Fibroids/Endometriosis </li></ul><ul><li>PMS Symptoms </li></ul>
  4. The Menstrual Cycle <ul><li>Day 1 Bleeding begins. New follicle secretes estrogen </li></ul><ul><li>Day 14 Ovulation. Follicle  Corpus Luteum and secretes progesterone </li></ul><ul><li>Day 28 Hormone levels drop. End of cycle </li></ul>
  5. What is a Natural Hormone? <ul><li>Matches human hormone molecule </li></ul><ul><li>Comes from soy or wild yam plants </li></ul><ul><li>Made in pharmaceutical laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Prescribed by a physician </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased at a pharmacy </li></ul>
  6. Natural vs. Synthetic Estrogen Synthetic hormones have a different molecular structure than human hormones .
  7. Natural vs. Synthetic Progesterone
  8. The Hormone Lock & Key <ul><li>Human hormones fit the shape of human receptor cells </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic hormones have the wrong shape </li></ul><ul><li>Receptor cells may not respond correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic hormones are difficult to break down </li></ul>
  9. Hormone Pathways Cholesterol Pregnenolone Progesterone DHEA Andro- stenedione Cortisol Estrone Estriol Estradiol Testosterone
  10. Common Side Effects of Synthetic Hormones <ul><li>Blood clots </li></ul><ul><li>Gallbladder disease </li></ul><ul><li>Endometrial and breast cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal disturbances </li></ul><ul><li>Headaches, migraines </li></ul><ul><li>High blood pressure, high cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Weight gain, bloating </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul>
  11. Benefits of Natural Hormones <ul><li>An identical match to human hormones </li></ul><ul><li>Will not interfere with normal hormone production </li></ul><ul><li>Relieve hormone imbalances to maintain health </li></ul><ul><li>Can prevent or reverse osteoporosis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research on other diseases is on-going </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Available for over 50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized doses possible with compounding </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal side effects </li></ul>
  12. Why do Doctors still prescribe synthetics? <ul><li>Familiarity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical school training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40 years of experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited awareness of current research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of liability. Peer pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence of drug company sales reps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naturals can not be patented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthetics are worth millions of $$$ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug companies control most research studies </li></ul></ul>
  13. Deciding the Dosage <ul><li>Need is determined by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symptoms—valuable diagnosis tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab tests—benchmark and basis for comparison </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start with baseline doses known for age and menstrual status </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustment as needed based on response </li></ul><ul><li>May change over time </li></ul>
  14. Format and Treatment Time <ul><li>Choices in delivery formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compounded cream, gel, troches, capsules, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-made pills, patches, rings, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cycling vs. steady dose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are NOT Suzanne Sommers! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Length of treatment is open-ended </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current recommendation=lowest dose for shortest time necessary to relieve symptoms & maintain health </li></ul></ul>
  15. Working with the Medical System <ul><li>Start with your current doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Find a new doctor who will work with you </li></ul><ul><li>The compounding pharmacist can help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stark Pharmacists available for a FREE private consultation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Average cost $50 to $70 per month </li></ul><ul><li>Health insurance coverage varies </li></ul>
  16. Hormone Helpers <ul><li>Quit smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a healthy, balanced diet </li></ul><ul><li>Dietary supplements (vitamins, calcium, fish oil, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Limit caffeine, alcohol, refined sugar/corn syrup/simple carbohydrates </li></ul><ul><li>Faithful exercise routine </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce stress </li></ul>
  17. Making Your Decision <ul><li>Quality of life. How do you feel? </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort with limits of current research? </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to be an active participant in your health care? </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling guilty? Why?? </li></ul><ul><li>Your health and lifestyle goals? </li></ul>
  18. You Deserve to Feel Good and Be Healthy!

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