WHY IS HORMONE REPLACEMENT NOT WORKING FOR ME?
HRT means hormone replacement therapy.
BHRT means bio identical hormone replacement therapy.
What is the difference between each one?
HRT is a synthetic version of hormone replacement which is not identical to what your body makes. Your body will see this and treat it as foreign. It could give you some unpleasant side effects or may not work very efficiently.
BHRT is identical to what your body makes and your body will welcome this in and recognise it well. It will work more efficiently with little to no side effects.
How many of you thought that by taking HRT, it would be the answer to stopping your symptoms?
You have been taking some form of HRT or BHRT but your symptoms have not gone away and maybe have got worse.
Hormone replacement may not work for you because there are other things going on in your body that need to be addressed first.
No-one will tell you this, so it is not your fault. Once you know what you can do to make successful changes, you will be able to do it and get better results with less side effects.
The symptoms of perimenopause and menopause can be because of one or two reasons.
Your hormone levels are dropping too low.
Your hormones are out of balance with each other as one of them drops really low too fast and the other one stays high causing a lot of symptoms.
Your body has to bring your hormones back into balance.
HOW YOUR BODY DOES THIS:
Make more of the hormones that have dropped too low.
Get rid of some of the hormones that have stayed at a high level causing an imbalance.
Your body has to recognise what is happening, send out the right signals so your body can make more of what is out of balance or get rid of what is in excess.
YOUR BODY CAN THEN DO THIS:
Make more hormones and use them properly
Get rid of extra hormones
Send out the right signals at the right times
WHEN YOU TAKE HORMONE REPLACEMENT
You are giving your body hormones that are already made, so it can use them straightaway to boost up your levels that are too low.
If your body is not aware of this and it is not sending out the right signals, it doesn’t know what to do with the extra hormones.
If your body does not have the building blocks in place to use these hormones, they will not work.
If your body cannot direct the extra hormones in the right way with these building blocks, you won’t get any relief from your symptoms.
THE EXTRA HORMONES YOU NEED TO GET RID OF
The hormone replacement builds up the low ones but doesn’t get rid of the high ones.
This can lead to a build up of hormones in your body that it does not know how to handle properly. You body needs to know how to eliminate the extra hormones effectively from your body. If you are experiencing side effects from hormone replacement, your body is not working correctly and hormones are floating around your body not knowing where to go and how to help you. This is why it’s important that your body is detoxing out the extra hormones to avoid side effects from hormone replacement.
HOW CAN YOU GET YOUR BODY TO DETOX THE EXTRA HORMONES?
To reduce side effects from hormone replacement, your body wants to :-
Send out the right signals
Be able to detox well
Support your hormone replacement with the right diet, healthy bowel movements every day and a healthy liver function.
Fibre from fruits and vegetables will really help.
If you need some liver support, there are foods and herbs to help with this.
GIVE YOUR BODY THE BUILDING BLOCKS
Foods to include – fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. These will give your body what it needs to make use of new hormones.
A healthy blood sugar level will also help your body to receive the right signals at the right times.
This can be achieved by stopping the refined sugars and processed foods in your diet.