Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
There has been controversy on the topic of Hormone Replacement
Therapy (HRT) for the last 15 years. Negative attitudes drastically
dominate the media since 2002. Combine this with the Women's Health
Initiative (WHI) study that was halted three years ago because of health
risks, it has caused a confusion for women trying to make an informed
decisions on their health.
Lets shed a little light on the confusion. First, the WHI study and the
subsequent media reports about HRT are based on Commercial HRT
only. They are based off findings about the combination of conjugated
estrogens and medroxyprogesterone (called PremPro). Thus, when you hear
about HRT in the news, this is what they are referring to.
There are alternatives. Over-the-counter, there are products
containing phytoestrogens, and topical products containing low-dose
progesterone. These will provide temporary relief in PMS, perimenopausal,
and menopausal symptoms. Long-term benefits and improved health can be
achieved through Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, a
What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a prescription
alternative to conventional hormone replacement therapy (conjugated
estrogens, medroxyprogesterone, etc.)
Bio-identical medications are plant-derived, and chemically changed in a
laboratory until they are identical to what your body would naturally
produce. BHRT is customizable; in other words,
it can be adjusted to fit your needs, unlike conventional HRT, which has
a few standard dosage strengths.
What are the goals of BHRT?
Alleviate symptoms caused by the natural decrease in hormone production
in the body
Reestablish the individual's hormonal balance
Provide protective benefits that were originally provided by the body's
naturally occurring hormones
What are the benefits of BHRT?
BHRT offers a number of health-related benefits:
Helps in the prevention of
Osteoporosis and restoration of bone strength
Protection against heart disease and stroke
Reduced hot flashes and reduced vaginal dryness
Muscle mass and strength are better maintained
Improvement in cholesterol levels
Risk of depression reduced
Reduced risk of breast and endometrial cancer
Prevention of senility and Alzheimer's Disease
Mood, concentration, and memory become better
Far fewer unwanted effects than synthetic hormones
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Dr. Tutera bears no responsibility for management of Dr. Lloyd patients.