Bio-identical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT) is the therapeutic use of hormones that are identical to the hormones made naturally in the body. One popular type of formulation is in a cream base. These hormone creams are typically used to treat symptoms of perimenopause, and menopause. The hormones predominantly used include testosterone, estradiol (E2), estriol (E3) and progesterone.
Compounded bio-identical hormone dosages can be titrated to meet individual specific needs. Side effects of use can potentially be minimized, as the hormones can be used and metabolized in a more natural way by the body.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, prescribes bio-identical hormones to her patients. She has many years of experience prescribing bio-identical hormone replacement, and has participated in research studies on the topic. One such New York Times article published in 2004 was centered around Dr. Hermann’s study. Please click on the link below to access the full article. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/30/health/possible-peril-found-in-menopause-cream.html
Dr. Hermann maintains offices in Tampa and St Petersburg Beach, Florida. Please call the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.