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LE Magazine August 2005

Women and Coronary Heart Disease

A Novel Approach to Coronary Heart Disease Prevention By Dr. Sergey Dzugan


In the cases just described, each woman had several risk factors for CHD before initiating an individualized anti-aging program of hormone restoration therapy.

We believe that hormone restoration may help prevent the development of CHD in women by helping to eliminate cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, being overweight or obese, elevated blood lipids and blood sugar, and abnormal responses to stress.

We further believe that individualized hormonorestorative therapy using bioidentical hormones applied in a cyclical manner and balancing levels of all the body’s major steroid hormones may help women achieve the reduced risk of cardiovascular disease associated with the premenopausal years.

Hormone restoration is not yet widely practiced because it is not always easy to implement, requiring as it does an individualized regimen tailored to the needs of each patient. The two cases just described may help us understand what can be done to reduce or eliminate CHD risk factors in women through the application of hormonorestorative therapy.


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