Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn’t improving vaginal dryness. I suggested she change to a compounded bio-identical estrogen preparation.

Dr. Kimberly Brown » Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn’t improving

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Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn’t improving

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