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Hormone Replacement


Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

As men and women get older, their bodies begin to produce less and less of certain hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Hormone replacement therapy (or HRT) uses synthetic (lab-created) hormones to supplement the body's natural hormones, helping men and women maintain normal, healthy levels of hormones so they can enjoy better health and prevent diseases that become more common with older age.


What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

When most people think of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, they think solely of sexual function. While these hormones do play an essential role in sexual function, that's just part of what they do. Balanced levels of the so-called sex hormones also have an impact on other aspects of health and wellness, including metabolism, sleep, concentration and mood, and when the hormone levels drop, it can take a big toll on wellness and overall quality of life. HRT helps restore hormone levels to help women and men enjoy optimal health and wellness even as they get older. Plus, HRT can help patients avoid serious medical issues associated with a drop in hormones, including cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by the body. That means the body recognizes the synthetic hormones and processes them just like natural hormones for fewer risks and side effects compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy.

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