Do you take hormones? How much? For how long? What is your risk? Several years ago a study called the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) said that hormone therapy should be used cautiously due to increase risk of breast cancer, heart … Continue reading
Bioidentical (also called natural) hormones are identical to hormones produced in your body, and doses can be tailored to the individual patient. No large trials have taken place yet, but so far bioidentical hormones seem to work well for most women.
In the heyday of hormones, just about every woman who came into her primary care provider’s office with symptoms of menopause left with a prescription for hormones. At first blush, hormone replacement therapy seemed like a gift to women who had hit the hot-flash years.