While most people have heard of natural hormones before, many are unsure about their various benefits. Natural hormone therapy, also called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, utilizes hormones that are molecularly identical to your body’s hormones. Most natural hormones are plant-based. The most common bioidentical hormones are estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and thyroid hormone.
Many people are concerned that hormone replacement therapy can cause more health concerns, such as heart disease and cancer, than they will receive benefits. This is only true of synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones safely provide all of the benefits of symptom relief and preventative medicine without the risks as proven in many worldwide studies.
All recommendations come from published, randomized controlled medical trials that prove cause and effect. These are the most powerful studies that support any treatment plan.
Instead of prescribing hormones until symptoms disappear Dr. Jacobson strives for optimization of hormone levels. This means he attempts to bring hormones to the peak levels experienced at 20 to 25 years of age. This achieves the benefits of the medical trials described above.
There are many medical offices offering various forms of hormone replacement therapy. Some programs strive only for alleviation of symptoms. Others may not monitor hormone levels or do not base treatment decisions upon medical studies. These treatment plans have limited goals but can provide symptom relief for both men and women.
There are a few clinicians, however, who are specially trained and offer far more comprehensive care for those proactive patients who want to significantly reduce their risk for heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, diabetes and nutritional deficiencies due to genetic weakness. Dr. Jacobson is board certified in Gynecology, ABHRT Certified by the prestigious organization Worldlinkmedical.com and is a member of A4M and LDNResearchtrust.org. Your commitment to this science-based program assures you are hormonally receiving everything that can be done to promote and maintain your highest quality of life. He offers the following unique program to his patients:
There are a number of areas where using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to balance out your hormone levels can be of benefit. These include:
In the 1930s, it was discovered how to extract estrogen from women, which was marketed for menopause symptom relief. Later, another estrogen supplement using horse estrogen became available. This became the most widely prescribed drug in the United States, reaching its peak popularity in 1992. The FDA then approved an oral bioidentical progesterone pill in 1998.
Today, most natural hormones are derived from wild yam and soy. Some, such as bioidentical thyroid hormone, are animal-sourced. All formulations are molecularly identical to those found in our own bodies. They are more effective than the synthetic hormones that have been available since the 1940s. Synthetic hormones have been associated with many health risks such as heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer. Not so for bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, practiced in Greenwich and across the country, has been the subject of scores of medical studies proving there is a reduction in the risk of heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. It has also been shown to protect women from osteoporosis, colon cancer, and macular degeneration. Many randomized medical trials have failed to show any increased risk of breast cancer.
I was literally falling apart: every half hour embarrassing sweat would break down, my mind was foggy, my walk was unstable, and the process of gaining weight seemed to be unstoppable. My doctor’s advice was to “deal with it”. I was shaking, crying and feeling completely inadequate.
It all changed when I walked into the office of Dr. Jacobson who prescribed a set of bioidentical hormones based on my symptoms, health history and the results of comprehensive blood tests. The treatment did wonders, I came back to life and in three months I was happily reporting how much better I felt. But that was not enough for Dr. Jacobson, his goal for me was not just to feel better, but to feel great! And for the last four years he did just that: constantly fine-tuning the fragile balance of my hormones.
I want to thank Dr. Jacobson for bringing me back to vibrant, healthy life that I thought was lost for me. And to those of you who are suffering from hormonal imbalance I want to say, don’t waste precious years of your life, make an appointment and let Dr. Jacobson help you! You won’t find a more competent, attentive and compassionate doctor in the HRT field!
I also want to mention his staff members, Tammie and Paula who are incredibly helpful and professional. They respond immediately and go an extra mile to accommodate every single request. The whole experience is simply amazing!
I have been a patient of Dr. Jacobson’s for about 5 years now and I highly recommend him. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, kind and listens thoughtfully to your concerns. He wants you to feel the best you can possibly feel, and I certainly feel much better now than I did 4-5 years ago. My energy, mood and sleep among other menopause symptoms have all improved greatly from his expertise in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Jacobson is careful and checks your progress at appropriate intervals of time to safely maximize your results.
I had an awesome talk today with Dr. Jacobson who is a OBGYN in Greenwich CT and has been specializing in hormonal treatment for women going through menopause for the last 20 years. I have a client who has been seeing Dr Jacobson for hormone treatment and has had amazing results, more than that I was so impressed by how he handled her case, addressed her concerns, and even spoke to some of her other doctors who had opposing views.
I’ve come to find many doctors are very out of touch with the current research of hormones and treat the subject like the Black Plague. I had a 30 min long conversation but the sound didn’t record . All of his approaches are tied into the latest studies and I’ll try my best to recap some key points:
-women can experience pre menopausal symptoms from mid 30s- mid 50s
-what blood test and numbers to look out for in checking thyroid function and checking free t3, free test, and what levels are low but more importantly to treat the symptoms and not just the numbers -common thoughts about men taking testosterone and increase prostrate size , which he believed isn’t as much of a concern as other doctors make it seem -increasing red blood cell count in men and the “increased risk of stroke” which again he dispelled -the dangers of men having too much testosterone…very little according to his research -the benefits of having higher estrogen in men and the cardio protecting effects and how when taking testosterone, the estrogen levels really aren’t a concern unless symptoms come up -the dangers of men taking too much anti-Estrogens and the effects on the heart -the cognitive effects in mood , thought , performance from balanced hormones -how all supplements like dhea and thyroid aren’t created equal and some can be less quality and have fillers
It was a great talk and I’ve spoke with numerous doctors in this field. To find a forward-thinking doctor who stays current with research and takes the time to talk to his patients is almost obsolete.
As a fitness professional who specializes in hormone optimization, I spend a lot of time at medical conferences and speaking to various doctors around the world. One is hard pressed to find a doctor who is up to date on all the relevant HRT research, and Dr. Jacobson IS! The biggest myth many of my clients hear is that TRT and women’s HRT causes cancer or heart issues. all of that antiquated info has been refuted and upended, yet many doctors still practice as if it were the 90’s. I recommend Dr. Jacobson in the highest fashion, he takes the time to get to know you, responds to emails, and can sort through all the BS that floats around the medical world. He is amazing and I will stick with him even when I move to FL, as he can practice telemedicine. I had to fire so many other gyno’s who argued with me over birth control and hormones. He is awesome, I really look forward to my appointments 🙂
Dr. Jacobson has been treating patients for over three decades. He has helped many women going through menopause with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Greenwich. He also sees patients suffering from adverse medical conditions throughout New England, Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and Newport Beach. With each patient, the tests he performs will tell him exactly which hormones are out of balance and how to best proceed with treatment.
He is a member of the International Hormone Society, the Bioidentical Hormone Society, AgeMD.com, A4M, the LDNResearchTrust.org, and the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative. Dr. Jacobson is also ABHRT certified as an expert by the prestigious organization WorldLinkmedical.com.
For more details about how hormone replacement therapy could help you, explore this website or call us for additional information. Consultations can be scheduled in person, by Facetime or telephone. Call our Greenwich, CT office at 203 869-8353 to schedule an appointment.
Of course you may choose not to start hormone replacement therapy for any reason. What you need to consider is what’s at stake: if I choose not to take hormone therapy how can you reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, colon cancer, osteoporosis and macular degeneration, to name a few? These illnesses will occur with age if you do nothing and in many cases are preventable. Hormone replacement has been proven to be extremely beneficial.