…that estrogen reduces the rate of bone loss in women over time following menopause, that progesterone causes bone that has already been lost to be rebuilt, and testosterone helps to rebuild bone and will make the bone stronger?
This is why a compounded, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy option that can be tailored to each patient’s needs is a better choice for replacement. Often times, patients who have had a hysterectomy and are menopausal are given estrogen only. As described above, this would slow the loss of bone over time, but these patients will only delay to onset of osteoporosis. Testosterone added to hormone replacement therapy makes the bone that is being built “stronger.”
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