Dr. Howard has 25 years of experience working with women's and men's health issues. She has been prescribing individually compounded bioidentical hormone therapy since 1992, as part of our Healthy Aging program.
Individually tailored hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is now popularly called "bio-identical." This means that the hormones are not synthetic, they are extracted from Chinese yam, and are given in dosages that mirror the body's own hormones.
They are also given in skin creams (transdermal) or lozenges (sublingual) that take them directly into the bloodstream, rather than taken into the digestive system as pills.
A 2008 study of 150 women have shown that transdermal hormones benefit the heart and vascular system. (See the January 1 2009 Family Practice News article "Transdermal Hormones Yield CV Benefit in Menopause")
Wellness Associates of Chicago
4250 Marine Drive, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (312) 835-3362
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