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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) / Menopause Hormone Therapy (MHT) / Hormone Therapy (HT) / Estrogen Replacement Therapy (EHT)
As you can see, what is commonly referred to as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also goes by several other names – menopause hormone therapy (MHT), hormone therapy (HT) and estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).
Just as a diabetic wouldn’t be expected to go without insulin and a thyroid patient wouldn’t be encouraged to go without levothyroxine, many women feel the same about replacing the hormones that are being siphoned off during perimenopause and menopause.
Hormone therapy can abate many symptoms and serve as a key ingredient in protecting brain, heart and bone health as women age. Many women find that MHT alone remedies their most frustrating and severe symptoms, while others combine it with other adjuncts, such as naturopathic herbs, lifestyle changes, antidepressants and / or other non-hormonal medications.
This list of resources is continually updated.
5 Signs Your HRT Isn’t Working for You – Balanced Wellness, Aug. 2, 2020 - https://balancedwellness.co.uk/5-signs-your-hrt-isnt-working-for-you/
10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You about Hormone Therapy – Anne Harding, Everyday Health, April 8, 2015 - https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/things-your-doctor-wont-tell-you-about-hormone-therapy/
Conditions Improved by Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy: Female Symptoms List – The American Health Institute, Inc., Dr. Michael Galitzer - https://www.ahealth.com/content/education/bioidentical_hormones/symptoms.php
Estrogen Matters, Harriett Hall, Science-Based Medicine, Sept. 4, 2018 – https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/estrogen-matters/
The Evidence Base for HRT: What Can We Believe? – Climacteric, R.D. Langer, April 2017 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28281363/
The Experts Do Agree about Hormone Therapy – The North American Menopause Society – https://www.menopause.org/for-women/menopauseflashes/menopause-symptoms-and-treatments/the-experts-do-agree-about-hormone-therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Where Are We Now? – Climacteric, R.D. Langer, H.N. Hodis, R.A. Lobo, M.A. Allison, February 2021 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33403881/
Hormone Therapy Saved Me from Mood Swings and Hot Flashes – Ginny Graves, Oprah, Nov. 10, 2020 – https://www.oprah.com/health_wellness/what-is-hormone-therapy-and-when-to-stop-using-it
Hot Flashes and Hormone Replacement Therapy – Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research – https://drsusanloveresearch.org/hot-flashes/
HRT and the Early Menopause: Scientific Evidence and Common Perceptions – International Menopause Society, March 2008 – https://www.imsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/hrt-early-menopause-2008-07.pdf
HRT Benefits and Risks – Women’s Health Concern and British Menopause Society, November 2020 - https://www.womens-health-concern.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11-WHC-FACTSHEET-HRT-BenefitsRisks-JAN2021-B.pdf
Progesterone for Symptomatic Perimenopause Treatment – Progesterone Politics, Physiology and Potential for Perimenopause – OB/GYN, J.C. Prior, 2011 - https://www.cemcor.ubc.ca/files/uploads/Prior_2011_Progesterone_Symptomatic_Perimeno.pdf
Progesterone Therapy for Menopause – The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CEMCOR), April 4, 2014 - http://www.cemcor.ubc.ca/resources/progesterone-therapy-menopause
Sara Gottfried, MD, on Perimenopause, Menopause and Hormone Resets – Goop - https://goop.com/wellness/health/gp-unpacks-perimenopause-hormone-remedies-with-sara-gottfried-m-d/
Self-Test for Hormonal Symptoms – Southern California Center for Anti-Aging - https://socalbhrt.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Hormone-Self-Test-SoCalBHRT-2021.pdf
She Will Not Become Dull and Unattractive: The Charming History of Menopause and HRT – The UK Guardian, Niki Bezzant, Jan. 17, 2022 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/18/she-will-not-become-dull-and-unattractive-the-charming-history-of-menopause-and-hrt
Ten Tips for Prescribing HRT Remotely, Dr. Louise Newson - https://www.menopausedoctor.co.uk/professionals/ten-tips-for-prescribing-hrt-remotely
Progesterone is NOT a Progestogen / Progestin: It’s Nature’s Unique Biological Partner – The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research, Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Sept. 30, 2016 - https://www.cemcor.ca/resources/progesterone-not-progestogenprogestin%E2%80%94-it%E2%80%99s-estrogen%E2%80%99s-unique-biological-partner
The Truth about Hormone Therapy – The Wall Street Journal, Erika Schwartz, Kent Holtorf and David Brownstein, March 16, 2009 - https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123717056802137143
Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms with Hormone Therapy, Kathryn A. Martin, MD; Robert L. Barbieri, MD, June 24, 2020 – https://www.uptodate.com/contents/treatment-of-menopausal-symptoms-with-hormone-therapy
What to Do If Your HRT Seems to Have Stopped Working for You – Sally Turner, Patient.info, April 1, 2019 - https://patient.info/news-and-features/what-to-do-if-you-think-your-hrt-has-stopped-working
Why Do Doctors Know So Little about Natural HRT That Can Stop Menopause Wrecking Your Life? So Much Received Wisdom about HRT Is Outdated, Argues Author Who Says There Is a Treatment That Avoids Risks - But Barely Anyone Knows It's Available on the NHS, The Daily Mail, Jan. 17, 2022 - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10411819/Why-doctors-know-little-natural-HRT-stop-menopause-wrecking-life.html
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