Natural Estrogen Therapy Treats & Prevents Osteoporosis

Stronger Bones with Natural Estrogen Therapy for Osteoporosis

The decline in estrogen production that results from menopause causes many frustrating side-effects – including hot flashes, mood swings, increased belly fat, insomnia, and more. But perhaps the most dangerous effect of menopausal hormone decline is the loss of calcium that results in the thinning of a woman’s bones or “osteoporosis”.

As women get older, maintaining strong and healthy bones becomes increasingly important. Studies show that fifty percent of women over the age 50 will suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis.

And, sadly, because osteoporosis has no visible external symptoms, many women do not even realize that they have lost bone density until they experience a fracture.

The good news is that osteoporosis can be prevented in women as they age, with 100% natural, convenient, and safe bioidentical estrogen replacement treatment.

In this article, functional medicine doctor Nishath Hakim, MD explores how natural estrogen therapy can be a powerful tool in preventing and treating osteoporosis by maintaining bone density and improving overall skeletal health.

Preventing Osteoporosis with Natural Estrogen Therapy:

Estrogen, a hormone primarily associated with reproductive health, plays a crucial role in maintaining bone density. Declining estrogen levels, especially during menopause, contribute to bone loss. Natural estrogen therapy addresses this hormonal decline by replacing the body’s missing estrogen, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

Esteemed medical organizations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The North American Menopause Society, and The Endocrine Society, have all come out in support the use of estrogen therapy in preventing osteoporosis. Their endorsement is grounded in comprehensive research and clinical evidence that highlights the positive impact of estrogen on bone health.

Clinical Studies on Estrogen Therapy & Osteoporosis:

Numerous clinical studies have investigated the relationship between estrogen therapy and osteoporosis prevention. These studies consistently suggest that estrogen supplementation can slow down bone loss and, in some cases, even stimulate bone formation, providing compelling evidence for its efficacy in managing osteoporosis.

A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research in 2021 investigated the long-term effects of estrogen therapy on bone density. The researchers found that women who received estrogen therapy for an extended duration demonstrated significantly higher bone mineral density, emphasizing the potential long-term benefits of this intervention.

Another recent clinical review entitled Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women was published last year (Maturitas; April 2023). That report found that estrogen replacement using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy significantly improved bone density in postmenopausal women – concluding that BHRT is an effective treatment for osteoporosis prevention.

The Two Types of Estrogen Therapy for Osteoporosis

Estrogen therapy comes in two main forms: synthetic and bioidentical. While both can be used for osteoporosis, bioidentical estrogen is structurally identical to the body’s natural estrogen, making it a more favorable option for many patients due to its greater safety and effectiveness.

Bioidentical estrogen therapy which is derived from plant sources is often considered safer than synthetic (lab created) alternatives. Bioidentical hormones have the same structure as the body’s natural hormone. This result in fewer side effects and a more harmonious integration with the body’s existing hormonal system, enhancing its efficacy in preventing osteoporosis.

The distinction between synthetic and bioidentical estrogen lies in their molecular structure. Synthetic estrogen used in conventional hormone replacement therapies has a structure that is similar but not identical to human estrogen. Bioidentical estrogen, on the other hand, is chemically identical to the estrogen produced by the human body. Studies, including one recently published in the journal Climacteric, indicate that bioidentical hormones offer a safer and more effective option for hormone replacement therapy, potentially leading to fewer adverse effects.

Different Estrogen Therapy Delivery Methods

Various delivery methods exist for estrogen therapy, including pills, patches, creams, and pellets. However, pellets – under-the-skin insertions –  are typically the best estrogen delivery method for their consistent and sustained release of hormones, offering a convenient and effective option for those seeking osteoporosis prevention.

Estrogen pills are less convenient because they must be remembered every day at the same time. Additionally, hormone pills result in fluctuating hormone levels that peak when taken and wear off throughout the day – while pellets release estrogen 24/7 as the body needs it. And hormone patches and creams are also both messy, unsightly, and may cause skin irritation.

Estrogen pellet therapy, small subcutaneous implants, offer a unique advantage. A study published in the Journal Menopause found that pellets provided a consistent and sustained release of hormones, maintaining stable levels over an extended period. This consistency in hormone levels contributes to better symptom control and overall efficacy, making BHRT pellets the superior option for those seeking optimal results from estrogen therapy.

Natural Osteoporosis Prevention | Southfield, MI Area

At Prosperity Health in the Southfield, MI area Dr. Hakim offers natural estrogen pellet therapy as the most convenient and effective treatment for preventing and treating osteoporosis. After thoroughly researching the recommendations of reputable medical organizations and the robust body of clinical evidence, Dr. Hakim has determined that BHRT pellet therapy is the premium treatment for women seeking to maintain strong and resilient bones.

Additionally, bioidentical estrogen therapy pellets treat and prevent osteoporosis by restoring the body’s natural hormone balance – rather than introducing harsh lab-created medications that come with unpleasant and even dangerous side effects.

It’s never too late to ensure that you are NOT one of the 50% of women who will suffer a broken bone due to osteoporosis. If you live in the greater Southfield, MI area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health to see if estrogen replacement therapy is the right treatment to help you maintain strong, healthy bones now  … and for the rest of your life!

Osteoporosis Doctor | Southfield, MI Area: 248-997-4242