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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Let's Think this Through

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Hormonally, life during and after menopause can be tricky. But is hormone replacement therapy really the solution?
Air Date: 4/24/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Let's Think this Through
Life during and after menopause can be tricky.

Your body no longer produces the hormones it used to while menstruating.

You've probably heard of hormone replacement therapy, which involves taking medications that contain hormones to replace the "lost" hormones.

What is the difference between bio-identical hormones and synthetic hormone replacement therapy?

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a form of therapy that focuses on menopausal symptoms. BHRT copies the hormones that are lost and puts them back into your body, giving it the name, "bio-identical."

Synthetic hormone replacement therapy involves using medication that contains primarily estrogen and the synthetic form of progesterone to come close to the hormones found in your body.

Are these hormone replacement therapies solving the problem? Or are they just suppressing your body's natural cycle?

Dr. Holly talks hormone replacement therapy to give you a better understanding of what your body is going through during and after menopause.
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