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12 Reasons to Use Transdermal Hormones

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12 Reasons to use Transdermal Hormones?Why should I consider using transdermal hormones?


Today, you have a number of different options when it comes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). One way you can use estrogen during menopause is through a transdermal hormone delivery system. There are a variety of options and doses you can choose from, allowing you to tailor the choice for your lifestyle and needs. You can consider patch, gel, cream, ointment, or spray; bio-dential or synthetic; and pre-made or compounded.

Below are 12 reasons why you may want to consider transdermal hormones to help you manage menopause symptoms.
  1. Avoids first pass through digestive track
  2. Doesn’t have to first be metabolized by the liver
  3. Able to use lower doses
  4. Noninvasive
  5. Self-administered
  6. Convenient
  7. Daily or multi-day options
  8. Can choose bio-identical options
  9. May be more effective
  10. Fewer side-effects
  11. Easily discontinued
  12. Does not increase risk for heart attack
EstroGel® is just one transdermal option you can consider. It is a bio-dentical estrogen gel that is applied daily to the arm. There are also creams that can be applied to other areas of the body and patches which can last for several days. If you would like to try a transdermal hormone therapy, talk to your doctor today.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

01-15-2016 - 12:37 PM


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