Today’s topic is natural hormones versus synthetics. Now, this is an area of tremendous confusion, not only for the average person, but also for a lot of health care practitioners. People just don’t know the difference between a natural hormone and something that is not natural to the female human body. I’m going to give you the most common examples.
A couple weeks ago, a good friend called and said, “Help. I have night sweats and hot flashes. And I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in months. I watched you talk about bioidentical hormones on television. What do you think?”
One perimenopausal symptom common to midlife women is dryness of the eyes and other mucous membranes, including the mouth and vagina. For many women this dryness can be easily remedied through using eye drops and a vaginal lubricant when needed, but other women will require much more help, particularly those who have Sjögren’s (shó-grins) syndrome.