Hormone replacement can be effective in treating uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and perimenopause.
Some hormones that may be prescribed for you include estradiol (the strongest of the three forms of estrogen), estriol (another estrogen hormone), progesterone, testosterone, Biest and Triest (estrogen combos), and Pregnenolone and DHEA (precursors to hormones such as estrogen and testosterone).
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormones are involved in most of the body’s basic functions like digestion, appetite, immune function, brain function, libido, and mood. Low or imbalanced hormone levels can have widespread effects on your health and feeling of well-being. For many people, the solution is hormone replacement therapy, which just as it sounds, is the use of medications to replace the hormones your body isn’t producing.
Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure and act the same as natural human hormones. Many doctors and patients today are choosing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) as the preferred treatment for declining or imbalanced hormones.