Category Archives: Bioidenticals and HRT

The History Of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP The history behind HRT and new alternatives, such as bioidentical hormones What is hormone replacement therapy or HRT? Depending on the hormone levels in a woman’s body, HRT is the replacement or the balancing of hormones through various forms of therapy. Today, HRT is commonly referred to as HT or […]

Deciding To Stop Your HRT

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Expect to be successful even if you failed the first time There are many women who seek our help who have suddenly stopped Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) “overnight.” But then they couldn’t deal with the explosion of symptoms, so they returned to HRT. They feel frustrated at the need to […]

What To Expect When You Stop HRT

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP In 2002, a government study about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) called the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), made women acutely aware of HRT side effects and health risks. Since then, millions of women have stopped taking HRT—sometimes suddenly. In a strange twist, it’s usually the same doctor who suggested HRT who […]