Let’s explore some of the questions we’re frequently asked at Women's
Health Network about HRT. We want to clear up some of the confusion around synthetic,
equine–based, and bioidentical forms — and how to figure out what your
best options are.
1. My doctor wants me to use Provera.
I read that this is a synthetic hormone. Should I?
2. I want to get off Prempro — where
do I start?
3. I want to stop my HRT immediately
and buy the Hormonal Health Program. Do I need to be on your products for a while
first, or can I just get started now?
4. Why am I still getting hot flashes
— at the age of 60?!
5. I’ve been experiencing
changes in my periods since stopping HRT — is this normal?
6. Are there bioidentical hormones
that can help vaginal dryness and frequent UTI’s?
7. Suzanne Somers’s
books say we have to get blood work done to determine which hormones we need. Is
8. I live in a very rural area.
Should I buy a hormone panel over the internet?
9. What if all my other hormones are low,
10. Where should I wear my estradiol
patch, and how often should I change it?
11. How often should I use my estradiol gel
product, and where should I apply it?
12. How hard is it to switch
from compounded bioidentical HRT to FDA-approved bioidentical HRT?
13. What if I can’t afford testing
for hormone therapy?
14. What about the risks of bioidentical hormone
References for FAQs
1 Stefanick, M. "Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms in the Post-WHI
Era." MTP 040 presented April 7, 2006 at the American College of Physicians
meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
2 Holland, J., & Frei, E. 2003. Holland–Frei Cancer
Medicine. 6th ed. Ed. Donald W. Kufe, et al. Hamilton, Ontario: B. C. Decker,
Inc. URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=cmed6.section.5167
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