Bioidentical hormones, as the name implies, are exactly the same on a chemical and molecular level, as the hormones produced and used by your own body. Instead of being mass produced in the manufacturing facilities of major pharmaceutical companies, they are custom made by local compounding pharmacists. For these and many other reasons, bioidentical hormones […]
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Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT is usually thought of as a treatment for women. However, HRT is also valuable in bringing men’s hormones back into balance. Women (and their male partners too!), are quite familiar with “hormonal cycles” and the often emotional and physical turmoil that comes with them. But did you know that men […]
When I talk to patients about hormone replacement therapy, I like to tell them that we take your hormone imbalance and restore it to it’s proper level. There are many critical hormones in your body. In order to have you functioning your best, they all must interact together in kind of complex dance. If one […]
In a recent interview, Angelina Jolie admitted her recent decision to use bio-identical hormones. She found a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which has been linked to a high likelihood of developing both breast and ovarian cancer. The mutation increases the chances of a woman developing breast cancer by almost 90%, and of ovarian cancer by […]
Hormone Replacement Therapy, as the name implies simply means giving back the body what it no longer makes on its own. For women in particular Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, was for many years the standard of treatment for the typical symptoms of menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, etc. It was also thought […]
There are different types of hormone therapy. Discover which one is right for you. Everyone is different, so one type of hormone replacement therapy may work fine for one person but not for another person.
A lot of men choose hormone replacement on their own, but sometimes doctors will refer patients for treatment. Most doctors will only prescribe hormone replacement when there’s a medical need; blood work is the only way to truly determine if someone has low hormones.