The HRT Solution
The HRT Solution by Marla Ahlgrimm, R.Ph. and John Kells. This book will literally change the way you age. For the first time, you’ll find answers to the questions millions of women are asking.
The HRT Solution gives you the straight story about a revolutionary, innovative hormone management program. No more “one-size” fits all. Instead, The HRT Solution tells you how to:
- Reduce your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis
- Enhance your long-term health
- Determine which hormones you need and how much
- Measure your hormone levels and your rate of bone breakdown precisely
- Avoid side effects of overdosing or persistent symptoms from underdosing
In The HRT Solution, Women’s Health America CEO and Founder Marla Ahlgrimm brings forth two decades of knowledge and expertise about natural hormone replacement therapy. Based on her experience with thousands of women and their doctors all over the country, she explains what works, what the research says, and how an individualized hormone replacement program can be developed to meet your unique needs.
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Before you begin any hormone therapy treatments you need to complete the evaluation checklist
HRT Objective Measures: Your Evaluation Checklist
This checklist can help you and your doctor evaluate your hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Before starting HRT, get a “baseline” hormone profile—a blood or saliva test to measure your:
- FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone–tells whether you have reached menopause; also helps show whether HRT is absorbed by the body. Blood test only.)
- Estradiol (The most active estrogen–replacement levels should be greater than 60 pg/ml to protect against bone loss; for optimal benefit and well-being, levels should be 100-200 ng/dl when measured in blood; 0.5-10 pg/ml when measured in saliva.)
- Progesterone (5-15 ng/dl in blood; 0.01-0.5 pg/ml in saliva. Progesterone is measured during the second half of the menstrual cycle.)
- Testosterone (Normal levels for women are between 30-50 ng/dl in blood; 10-50 pg/ml in saliva.)
- After starting HRT, write down how you feel, side effects, etc.
Four to eight weeks after starting HRT, retest your hormone levels, as above. Thereafter, a yearly evaluation will let you and your doctor know if your hormone levels are within normal ranges.