So you’ve decided you want to try hormones for your menopause symptoms.
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Using hormones to treat menopause is not a simple process, like deciding to have bratwurst for dinner. You can’t decide that you want to try hormones, then go out and buy some. Hormones, for the most part, are prescription medications in the U.S.. This means that you will most likely need to go through not one but two and possibly even three gatekeepers before you can start using hormones.
The fact that hormones are regulated by government agencies and only available by prescription is good news. It means that hormones are less likely to be used inappropriately. It means that there are safeguards in place for the quality and safety of the hormones in the marketplace. Regulation does make starting hormone therapy a little more challenging.