Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
The very reason for natural hormone replacement therapy is to supply for the lost hormone and thus restore the modulation of bodily processes and functioning that have deteriorated due to the depletion of hormones.
Hormones are very important regulators of many bodily processes that without them, imbalances can occur leading to abnormal system and organ functions. There are a number of reasons that can lead to lack of these hormones, more often due to the body's decline of functions as a result of aging, as with the case of women, the menopause or peri-menopause stage.
Natural hormone replacement therapy is the use of a bioidentical hormone . It can be derived from an animal, plant and both bioidentical and nonbioidentical hormones that can be produced from the same plant sources. Generally, this natural hormone replacement therapy is also known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT.
As mentioned earlier, it is not only for menopausal women that natural hormone replacement therapy may be applicable. Even men and younger women can be required to undergo such therapy when needed. Hormones which are often involved in these therapies are thyroid, oestrogen and progesterone therapy. To an aging woman progesterone therapy is most often the case due to the decline of ovarian functions resulting to significant if total halt in the production of the hormone.