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Is HRT Safe?

Most of us post-menopausal women remember the scare about the effects of estrogen replacement when the Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) was abruptly stopped early because the researchers were seeing an increased incidence of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, and blood clots. With the big scare women dropped their HRT. Then several years later the incidence of hip fractures increased.


So what are we supposed to do? Suffer from hip fractures, hot flashes, dry skin and vagina and more urinary tract infections or take our chance with HRT and risk getting breast cancer, an increase in heart disease, stroke … Read the rest

BHRT – The Prescription

With the results of the hormone testing in hand your doctor is ready to order your BHRT prescription fine tuned to the needs of your body. It can contain one or all of the 3 forms of estrogen, E1, E2, E3 and progesterone and testosterone. Typically estrogen and progesterone can be mixed together in a formulation or can be applied separately. Testosterone usually works best when applied all by itself.


Yes, women may need supplemental testosterone, usually in one-tenth the dose prescribed for men. Testosterone aids sexual desire, helps keep the bones, ligaments and tendons strong and may help … Read the rest

BHRT – the Doctor and Lab Work

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy means your doctor prescribes hormones that are identical in molecular configuration to the hormones your body produces. Therefore they act more precisely and normally to induce the desired reactions in the cells and tissues of your body than the hormones patented as drugs.


Find a Physician Skilled in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy


First of all you must find a physician or health care provider who is very skilled in evaluating and prescribing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). He/she will know how to test your hormone levels and then prescribe for your specific needs. That’s the … Read the rest

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Lots of questions come in about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Is it safe? What kind of HRT should I use? These hot flashes are driving me wild. What can I do about them? What about breast/uterine cancer in relation to HRT?


Let’s start sorting through these questions by differentiating between patented drugs used for hormone replacement therapy and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. Since natural substances cannot receive a patent, drug companies have to tweak/change the 3 dimensional configuration of a natural substance or produce a synthetic chemical to obtain a patent on their product.


Hormones act on cells by … Read the rest