A comprehensive review of the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones for the management of menopause and related health risks.

Author: Moskowitz D

Publication Year: 2006

Citation: Altern Med Rev. 2006 Sep;11(3):208-23.

This review describes the various synthetic estrogens and progestins used in hormone replacement therapy and discusses their safety in relation to natural alternatives.  Natural estrogens and progesterone are being increasingly used in clinical practice and have demonstrated effectiveness in treating menopausal symptoms. They also have improved safety profiles with respect to breast cancer risk and cardiovascular effects.