What type of doctor prescribes bioidentical hormones?
Many people ask, “What kind of doctor prescribes Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?” The answer is somewhat general in that almost any kind of doctor can prescribe HRT. There are Gynecologists, Urologists, Internists, and even Family Practice doctors that prescribe HRT.
Do you need a prescription for bioidentical hormones?
The majority of bioidentical hormones are available only through a prescription compounding pharmacy like Pharmaca. Compounding offers patients the chance to get customized dosages of these hormones.
Can GP prescribe bioidentical hormones?
Both of these hormones are available on the NHS as standardised, regulated HRT, which can be prescribed by your GP or British Menopause Society specialist.
Are bioidentical hormones better than HRT?
No, they aren’t. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several medical specialty groups, the hormones marketed as “bioidentical” and “natural” aren’t safer than hormones used in traditional hormone therapy, and there’s no evidence that they’re any more effective.
How long can you stay on bioidentical hormones?
As experts in the bioidentical hormone replacement field, we recommend undergoing this therapy for a maximum of seven years; however, we also suggest that you discontinue treatment when you achieve relief from your symptoms. Unfortunately, when you stop taking hormones, your symptoms may return.
What kind of doctor prescribes hormone therapy?
In medicine when a doctor specialises in diagnosing and treating conditions that are caused by, or that affect your hormones, they are called an endocrinologist. Most endocrinologists work in endocrinology and/or diabetes departments in general hospitals, rather than in a GP’s surgery.
How do I know if I need bioidentical hormones?
Regular Irritability. One of the most common signs that you need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is that you are irritable regularly. Maybe you get angrier in traffic than you used to. Maybe you start a verbal altercation with your partner for never taking out the trash.
How does a woman know if she needs hormone replacement?
If you are experiencing unexplained depression, anxiety, or fatigue, or even hot flashes, weight gain, and bone loss, then you may be an ideal candidate for hormone replacement therapy. This specialized therapy will address these symptoms and help you start feeling like yourself.
How long can you take bioidentical hormones?
At what age should you stop taking bioidentical hormones?
If you are healthy, most experts agree that HRT is safe to use at the lowest dose that helps for the shortest time needed. If you’re 59 or older, or have been on hormones for 5 years, you should talk to your doctor about quitting.
At what age should a woman stop taking bioidentical hormones?
Most women continue treatment for 2-3 years to decrease symptoms of menopause or other hormonal changes. However, there is no limit on how long you can continue treatment if you are happy with the results. For women between 40-55, hormone therapy is ideal for navigating the season of menopause and managing symptoms.