HRT is an important component in any preventative health program for the menopausal years. HRT produces great short term benefit by releiving vasomotor and other symptomatic changes related to menopause. However, the real benefit provided by HRT is the long term prevention of major health issues related to declinig hormone levels.
This article is the first of a two-part article series discussing hormone replacement therapy.
With good follow-up, good clinical judgement and good laboratory back-up, we have enough information about hormone replacement to offer BHRT as a viable option.
Topically applied testosterone gels are an effective and convenient means of hormone replacement in hypogonadal men.
Bioidentical hormone replacement relieved the symptoms of menopause and was well tolerated.
Estrogen therapy is of value in the treatment of menopausal symptoms and for prevention of osteoporosis.
Used in a careful individualized manner that is suited to each patient’s needs and history, bio-identical hormones can profoundly improve quality of life.
There are several treatments methods of safely and effectively normalizing the level of testosterone in men.
This novel treatment strategy of using pregnancy doses of estriol in multiple sclerosis has relevance to other autoimmune diseases that also improve during pregnancy.