Women's Health

What is “Natural” (Bioidentical)

Biodentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are prescribed for patients to alleviate symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as “hot flashes”, irregular menstrual cycles and mood swings, and more importantly to protect against osteoporosis (bone loss) and cardiovascular disease which often occurs when hormone production drops below levels that the human body requires. Historically, HRT has been composed of synthetic chemicals or animal derived hormones. BHRT refers to those hormones that have the exact molecular structure as those produced in the human body, and are indistinguishable from one another. These hormones may be plant derived from precursors in yam and soy. Bioidentical hormones are comprised of: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), and Estriol (E3), which make up the estrogen component. Because there are three different estrogens, they are referred to as “Tri-est”. Progesterone, Testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), make up the remainder of the natural hormones.


Men's Health

Erectile Dysfunction

What is it and treatment options?

Erectile Dysfunction also called impotence, is the inability to develop or sustain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. Though Prostate Cancer is not a cause of Erectile Dysfunction, treatments for the disease can cause the problem.

These Include:

  • Surgery: to remove the entire prostate gland.
  • Radiation therapy: whether by external beam or radioactive seed implants, and Cryosurgery (freezing cancerous tissue).