Smokers and people with a family history of blood clots aren't good candidates for HRT. If you've ever had a type of reproductive cancer, you're not a good candidate for HRT either. Breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers often respond to estrogen. For example, you might not be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy if you're at high risk for certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, blood clots, strokes, and deep vein thrombosis.
Having a medical history that includes breast cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, or blood clots may prevent you from qualifying for BHRT. Your doctor may also recommend that you do not take hormone replacement therapy if you have these conditions in your family history. It's important to talk to an experienced HRT provider about your current medical history and symptoms to decide if HRT will work as part of your long-term commitment to optimal health.
As with any medical procedure, bioidentical hormone therapy isn't right for everyone. For example, women who have had breast, ovarian, or endometrial cancer should avoid any type of hormone replacement therapy. People who are prone to blood clots are also not good candidates for BHRT. When you schedule a consultation with our team of experts, we can assess your compatibility with bioidentical hormone therapy.
Your doctor will determine if you're a good candidate for BHRT after a thorough exam, your medical history, and a consultation about your expectations and goals. You may not be a good candidate for BHRT if you have mild menopausal symptoms or problems that only occur occasionally.