Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormonal imbalance can cause a variety of symptoms and diseases. Many doctors treat these issues by prescribing synthetic hormones, sometimes in combination with anti-depressants and anti-anxiety agents. These treatments are often based solely on patient-reported symptoms without ever testing actual hormone levels and using Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Our approach to bringing hormones into balance includes monitoring symptoms and lab values. Dr. Evan’s has developed a testing routine that helps design a custom hormone replacement plan for each patient, and Dr. Evan’s prescribes only Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Natural vs. Synthetic
“Natural” replacement hormones are exact replicas of the hormones our bodies produce on their own. They are manufactured from soy or wild yams. Some examples of these natural hormones are estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone. “Synthetic” replacement hormones are similar to the hormones our bodies produce. However, the small structural differences can cause these replacement hormones to react differently in the body, often leading to unpleasant side effects. Some examples of synthetic hormones are Premarin, which is produced from pregnant mares, and Provera and PremPro, which are made of synthetic materials.
Why then, you may wonder, are synthetic hormones so popular? It is interesting to note that manufactured hormones are only eligible for patents if they are somehow modified. A major shift from synthetic to natural hormones would have huge ramifications for pharmaceutical companies.
In addition to receiving only natural hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Evan’s patients enjoy the benefits of a full wellness evaluation which explores nutrition, stress, emotional and spiritual health, and physical fitness.