Hormone Replacement Therapy is a complex topic. Thanks to the internet and the media, patients come into my office wondering if they should “be on hormones.” However, there is more to the story. One must understand the different types of hormones in the body, the types of natural hormone replacement therapies, and how to safely administer these hormones.
First, it is important to understand that all these hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) are made from cholesterol; hence they are called the Steroidogenic Hormones. But they are also commonly referred to as our “sex hormones.”