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  As each of us approaches either Menopause for women or Andropause for men, we have to decide if we will replace those depleted hormones or not.  As with most choices in life, it is more complicated than it might first appear.  While medical professionals are...

When I speak to patients in the pharmacy about their bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) product, I like to make a differentiation between “tangible” benefits and “intangible” benefits to help explain the effects of their medication. I define tangible benefits as direct improvements in the...

  Menopause is defined as the point when menstrual cycles stop and are diagnosed when no cycles for 12 consecutive months.  This is a very important consideration since most women will live half their lives without a menstrual cycle.  Women produce many native or natural hormones...

In the not too distant past, when physicians were considering prescribing hormone replacement therapy for their patients, very few of them would bother to measure the levels of the various hormones involved. This applied both to the initial decision to prescribe and to the ongoing...