Side effects after proper dosing are unusual. However, fluid retention, headaches and irritability are sometimes reported. An adjustment in dosage typically takes care of these symptoms.
Category Archives: Hormone Replacement Therapy
Progesterone is a precursor hormone, and produces many necessary effects other than effects on the uterus.
In his article “Natural Progesterone” by John R. Lee, MD points out the following benefits for progesterone: It can help use fat for energy, it’s a natural diuretic and it’s a natural anti-depressant. It also facilitates thyroid hormone action, normalizes blood clotting, restores libido, normalizes blood sugar levels, prevents endometrial cancer, stimulates osteoblast bone building, maintains secretory endometrium and protects against breast fibrocysts.
Yes, by law, all compounded medication requires a prescription.
Any licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) can prescribe NHRT; it does not necessarily have to come from your gynecologist.
Only your doctor can help you make that decision. In general, anyone who needs HRT (particularly someone who can’t tolerate, or doesn’t want to take, the animal derived or synthetic products) would be a candidate for NHRT.
Yes. As awareness of NHRT grows, the number of women on NHRT and the number of doctors recommending it as an alternative is growing.
There are three types of estrogens: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2) and Estriol (E3). Biestrogen consists of 20% Estradiol and 80% Estriol. Triestrogen consists of 10% Estrone, 10% Estradiol, and 80% Estriol.
Testosterone secretion is a normal part of a woman’s cycle. It helps improve libido, strengthen bone, and provide symptom relief in difficult menopause cases.
OTC DHEA comes in set doses. Compounding allows for different strengths of DHEA. In addition, our compounded version is the bioidentical hormone, and some OTC versions may not be.
Saliva and blood tests are accurate ways of measuring current hormone levels in your body. From those tests-and from your current symptoms-your doctor should be able to pinpoint a specific dosage for you.