Bio-Identical Hormones May Benefit Osteoarthritis

Most of us are familiar with the two hormones estrogen and testosterone. We know that estrogen is essential for women and the same goes for testosterone and men. What many of us haven’t realized is how essential these hormones are to several other functions in our body and how they can ensure quality of health as we age. Well actually women hitting menopause may know because as their hormones fade they enjoy the symptoms of menopause. But these hormones go past the menopause AND andropause years and continue to be necessary in the golden years. I know many critics say that there is no reason people should have the same level of hormones they did in their 20’s but what if an extra boost of hormones could help reduce the side effects of aging and make your quality of life better? Well German researchers discovered that could be the case.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage. As the disease progresses the symptoms become more debilitating and force people to lose jobs or enter into retirement. Around 27 million Americans suffer from this disease and the number is expected to increase over the years. The researchers found that both estrogen and testosterone (Bio-identical hormones) stimulated cartilage growth which would mitigate the effects of Osteoarthritis after it is discovered. To read more about this discovery click here.


1 Response to “Bio-Identical Hormones May Benefit Osteoarthritis”

  1. 1 AES May 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Yet another benefit of bioidentical hormones! This is really great information and I plan to check back often for more posts like this one.

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