What you Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause

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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause

So you’re officially in menopause and now you’ve got to decide how to treat your hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, sleepless nights, fatigue and low libido. You’re bombarded with TV commercials and magazine and internet ads talking about Premarin, antidepressants, osteoporosis drugs, and sleep medications, but which solution should you choose? Some of the ladies you know take Premarin, and others are on bioidentical hormones. How do you know which is best? It is critical that you are informed about the types of hormone replacement therapy that are available, because your health and quality of life depend upon it.

Bioidentical vs. Counterfeit Hormones

As far as hormone replacement goes, you’ve got two options: hormone replacement that uses hormones identical to what your body makes, or hormone replacement that uses counterfeit hormones that are not the same as what your body makes.

Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones produced by your body – exactly the same. For this reason, they cannot be patented by the pharmaceutical companies.

Counterfeit hormones are not identical to the hormones made by your body, therefore they can be patented by the pharmaceutical companies for profit.

Solutions Offered by Conventional Doctors

Conventional doctors will typically offer synthetic hormone drugs such as Premarin, Prempro and Provera as menopause treatment. These counterfeit hormones have been shown to have numerous negative side effects, including increased risk of blood clots, stroke and heart disease, as well as breast cancer. This is conventional medicine’s solution for menopause, but is it worth the risk? We don’t think so.

Before you decide on your menopause treatment, take a look at the dangers of these counterfeit hormones:

Premarin – Premarin is made of horse estrogens derived from pregnant mare urine, hence the name, “Pre-mar-in”. It contains numerous potent horse estrogens that are not found in humans.

Provera – Provera contains medroxyprogesterone, which is a progestin, not progesterone. It is a progestin, a drug that exists nowhere in nature.

Prempro – A combination of Premarin and Provera.

The Right Solution: Bioidentical Hormones

The fact that our bodies recognize bioidentical hormones as their own is significant to you since you want to stay healthy and well for as long as possible. Just as a key fits perfectly into the right keyhole, bioidentical hormones do the same in your cells. Only bioidentical hormones can help achieve the above goal of resolving your symptoms due to their similarity to your own hormone structure. Research shows that hormonal decline is associated with loss of body function and increase in disease. Studies demonstrate that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can improve sleep, fatigue, mood, cognitive function, bone mass, sexual function, muscle strength and body composition, and decrease inflammation. (1)

It makes no sense to prescribe a drug to treat a symptom of an underlying hormone deficiency when the deficiency itself is so easily remedied by replacing the natural hormone.

We Can Help

The right solution is simple. The best option for menopause treatment is to replenish the estrogen, progesterone and testosterone that your body is missing with bioidentical hormones which are identical to the hormones made by the human body. Why take a risk with synthetic hormones that can harm your health?

At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of menopause symptoms. Our doctors are experienced at dosing your hormones according to your individual needs until you get a resolution of your symptoms. Contact a wellness consultant today at 281-698-8698.

1. Point/Counterpoint: The Case for Bioidentical Hormones


8 thoughts on “What you Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause

  1. Foud Ghaly

    Hey Hotze, it’s a very nice blog regarding biomedical hormone replacement. Thanks for sharing such an important blog and I appreciate your concern. Do these treatment of menopause have any side effects? Please reply me….


      • K. Lanfear

        Why aren’t Bio Identical Hormones and treatments such as you describe approved by the FDA, recommended by our OB/Gyns, and covered by our insurances? I’ve fought all of the symptoms described (no libido, brain fog, insomnia, etc.) ever since my uterus was removed 15 years ago. I was not a candidate for HRT because of heart disease history in my family. My life literally went downhill because of all of this. If Bio Identical Hormone replacement could or could have helped me feel WHOLE again — why is it denied to us? I’ve checked it out and it is not cheap. My doctor is not on board with it either.


  2. Michael Robinson

    You did an amazing job of explaining what exactly an identical hormone replacement is and how it would help women going through menopause. I like how you mentioned that every woman goes through it, but there are different methods that you can take to help it such as bioidentical or counterfeit. I still can remember my mother going through hot flashes when she got a little bit older and I remembered how difficult it was for her. I think that this information is great for any woman to know before they go through such a hard time. Thanks again!


  3. Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Thanks for sharing the valuable post! Yes I agree, BHRT is used to treat peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women. However, as hormone imbalances are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world, BHRT is successfully being used in younger women to restore normal levels of hormones in order to regulate cycles, improve fertility and alleviate PMS.


  4. Elissa Donghit

    So our hormones naturally decrease as we get older. I like the idea of natural hormones to help alleviate symptoms…but does that mean the hormones will have to be taken for the rest of ones life? Seems like after menopause it’s natural to have decrease levels.


  5. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Thanks for the great information! Hormone replacement therapy is used to help balance estrogen and progesterone in women around the time of menopause. It is also known as hormone therapy (HT) or menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help relieve sweating, hot flashes, and other symptoms of menopause. It can also reduce the risk of osteoporosis.


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