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Can natural or bioidentical hormones help perimenopause symptoms?

Dr. Pina LoGiudice, LAc, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Watch as Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist Dr. Pina LoGiudice explains how natural or bioidentical hormones can help ease perimenopause symptoms.


Perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness can be treated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Because HRT can have serious side effects, some women choose "natural" or "bioidentical" hormones instead. These drugs are usually made from soy or yam and are very similar to the drugs used in HRT. Bioidentical hormones, however, aren't approved or monitored by the Food and Drug Administration. The quality and effectiveness of these drugs are unknown.

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