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What is natural hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

Marina Johnson
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Natural hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is also known as bioidentical hormone therapy.  It utilizes estradiol, progesterone or testosterone that are identical in structure to hormones found in a woman’s body. Some women mistakenly think natural hormones are only available as compounded hormones.  On the contrary, natural hormones are readily available as pharmaceutical medications and meet higher standards of effectiveness.

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