Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Customized doses of hormones have improved the quality of life for millions of women who suffer from hormonal imbalance. The ideal process for achieving hormonal balance includes an assessment of hormone levels and complete evaluation of signs and symptoms, followed by replacement of the deficient hormones in the most appropriate dose via the most effective route for each person, and monitoring to fine-tune the therapy.

When using customized hormones for replacement therapy, the discussion should be based on physiology (i.e., how the body responds to hormonal stimuli, or too much or too little of a given hormone) versus pharmacology (the study of how drugs affect the various body systems, including side effects) because Hormones Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the replacement of deficient hormones with hormones that are chemically identical to those that the body naturally produces, but which have declined due to aging or illness.