What is bio-identical hormone therapy?
To put this question in context, if you and your doctor have discussed treating your menopausal symptoms then you know you have options.
Generally speaking, a woman’s treatment options include:
• Oral hormone preparations (those taken by mouth)
• Transdermal preparations (those that are applied to the skin) or
• A combination of transdermal and oral
If you and your doctor choose transdermal therapy, there are different options your doctor can prescribe:
• Patches, and
• Bio-identical hormones; a custom-made option the pharmacist makes for you from scratch, and according to the formulation prescribed for you.