As with any medical treatment, there are risks associated and it is important that your doctor explain these risks to you and discuss the ways in which you can lower your risks. It is also important to know there is much controversy and variation in these risks depending on the type of hormone used (bio-idential or non-bioidentical), the route of administration (oral, topical cream, sub-lingual, etc.) and the preventative measures one can take to lower these risks. Generally the possible risks are increased clotting and cancer. Naturopathic medicine offers a variety of advanced testing to monitor for these risks as well as therapeutics to reduce them.
As our bodies age, hormone levels decrease over time. By replacing the body’s natural hormones to achieve the normal, balanced levels we had in our youth, physicians have been able to turn back the clock on the aging process. Helping patients prevent age-related
illnesses, reverse biological age, extend life expectancy, and significantly improve the quality
of ensuing years is what has been accomplished through natural hormone replacement
therapy. Both men and women are subject to these symptoms. In females it is known as menopause/perimenopause , and in males it is known as andropause.