What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy is a method used to help treat the symptoms of menopause, and other hormone imbalances. Custom HRT is another beneficial way of distributing the correct amount of hormones for each individual woman's needs. The FDA declared that since bioidentical hormones are considered to be natural, regardless of their source, they cannot be patented. Therefore, there are no huge drug companies out there really profiting off the use and sale of bioidentical hormones.
Endocrine glands make chemicals called hormones and pass them straight into the bloodstream. (Glands that pass their secretions down tubes or ducts to particular places are called ‘exocrine glands’.) Hormones can be thought of as chemical messages. They communicate with the body and bring about changes. Usually, hormones take effect quite slowly. The endocrine system works with the nervous system and the immune system to help the body cope with different events and stresses.