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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (fye-bro-mye-AL-ja) is a medical disorder that causes aches and pain all over the body. People with fibromyalgia also have many “tender points” throughout their bodies. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt especially when pressure applied on them.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

In addition to pain, people with fibromyalgia could also have:

  • Cognitive and memory
  • Digestive disorders like IBS
  • Sleeping problems
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Numbness or tingling of hands and feet
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

80-90% of fibromyalgia patients are female and diagnosed in middle ages.  Fibromyalgia is associated with stress, infection, autoimmune disease, thyroid disease other diseases so it requires a workup with complete blood panel and thorough history.

How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

People with fibromyalgia have usually seen many doctors before being diagnosed. They are sometimes even accused of hypochondria by their doctors. A doctor who knows about fibromyalgia, however, can make a diagnosis based upon two criteria:

1. Presence of tender points. For a fibromyalgia diagnosis a person must have 11 or more tender points. For a point to be “tender,” the patient must feel pain when pressure is put on the site. The body has 18 sites that are possible tender points. They may feel pain at other sites too but those 18 sites on the body are used for diagnosis.

2. A history of pain lasting more than 3 months. Pain must be present in places both the right and left sides of the body as well as above and below the waist.

We at Beyond-Biology.com feel that fibromyalgia can severely diminish quality of life. Hormone imbalance needs to be addressed; adrenals and thyroid is usually the weak spot in these patients. We are here to support these patients with the hormones if they are deficient, and supplements along with a health plan to elevate their quality of life. You may not have to live with this painful syndrome, so if you, or someone you know, have been suffering needlessly give us a call at 1-888-908-0804 it is a free evaluation.

What is Bioidentical Estrogen?

There are many, many different types of estrogen in the body. Three are well-known and used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement TherapyEstrone or E1, Estradiol or E2 and last, but definitely not least Estriol or E3. They each have different biological properties and different levels of estrogenic activity.

Estriol E3 has a weaker estrogenic affect and according to research may even be protective against some cancers.  E3 accounts for about 50-80% of the circulating estrogens.  Even though Estriol is considered a weak estrogen it has shown to be very effective in supporting women with menopausal symptoms.

E2 or Estradiol is a potent estrogen and accounts for about 10-40% of the Total Estrogen in the body.  It is the most widely used in Bioidentical Hormone Treatments.

Estrone E1 is a very potent estrogen, it accounts for about 10-20% of the circulating estrogen. The problem with some forms of estrone is its ability to stimulate breast tissue growth. This can be a problem with cancer.

Different combinations are precisely made by a Compounding pharmacy. Any combination of the three estrogens is combined together in lozengers, creams or gels depending on what the Physician decides would be best for each  woman. Commonly we would use a formulation of Biest E2/E3 combination with a customary 20%/80% ratio that is adjustable to each woman’s personal needs. Triest is also used but much less commonly and it is the 3 estrogens E1/E2/E3 in a 10%/10%/80 % ratio.

All of the hormone measurements on the Beyond-Biology Female Blood Panels,   Perimenopausal or Postmenopausal Saliva Panels are used to prescribe your personal formulation. Call us today to get started with a Beyond-Biology Panel. 1-888-908-0804

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease associated with the thyroid. The immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid cells of the person’s thyroid. The damage caused to the thyroid cells do not allow them to make the hormones that they should to run the metabolism of the body. Hashimoto’s Disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones) yet most doctors do not test for an autoimmune component to hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease

  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dry, thinning hair
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling Cold
  • Joint and muscle pains (fibromyalgia)
  • Low Blood pressure
  • Menstrual problems
  • Problems getting pregnant
  • Slowed heart rate

 

Contact us at Beyond-Biology for more information about this complicated yet common disease. 1-888-908-0804

What are the Types of Testosterone?

Some of the terminology for testosterone can be confusing. Here is a simple way to understand the different measurements. There are 3 types of testosterone:

Total Testosterone is all the testosterone in the sample, free testosterone, testosterone bound to albumin and testosterone bound to SHBG.

Osteoporosis

Are you doing everything right?….taking your calcium, doing your exercise and the Doctor is still saying you have Osteoporosis…..

We can help you with a complete program to meet your bone health goals. The right supplements, the right exercises and if you are hormone deficient, the use of Bioidentical Hormones to acheive the proper hormone balance can support you in a new, better bone health program. Call us for a free evaluation today at Beyond-Biology at 1-888-908-0804