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Can anyone tell me about natural hormone replacement therapy?

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Bioidenticals: Bioidentical hormone replacement is the proper term for use of hormones that are like those you make in your body. Your hormone levels should be checked prior to starting therapy, so appropriate dosing is used, & follow up levels to be sure you are achieving desirable levels & ratios. Bhrt preserves muscle & bone, brain, heart, skin, & eye health. Subject too big for this paragraph-see specialist.

Answered 12/13/2014

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Bioidenticals?: Sham. No valid studies comparing bit with conventional HRT exists. While some conceptual advantages exist, they are still lurking. For most women Estradiol (17-beta) is the best, particularly given transdermally, versus orally, thereby avoiding first-pass effects through the liver. If a women has a uterus pure Progesterone versus higher potentcy synthetic analogues is best!

Answered 1/12/2015

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