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Published At February 27, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

What are the best hormones for a 27-year-old? I have been taking hormones since I was 15, stopped at the age of 25, and now I am taking herbal hormones. However, they do not have the same effect as my previous hormones, which were contraceptives. Please suggest.

Thank you.


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Hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills, patches, or rings, contain synthetic versions of the hormones estrogen and progestin. These hormones can help regulate menstrual cycles, prevent pregnancy, and alleviate symptoms like acne, cramps, and heavy periods. There are various brands and types of hormonal pills available, and the specific name will depend on the medication prescribed by your healthcare provider. Some common types of hormonal pills include:

  1. Combined oral contraceptives (COCs): These pills contain both estrogen and progestin and are used for birth control, menstrual cycle regulation, and symptom management.
  2. Progestin-only pills (POPs): Also known as the mini-pill, these pills contain only progestin and are used for birth control.
  3. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills: These pills are used to manage symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.

Herbal hormones, on the other hand, are supplements made from natural ingredients that claim to have hormone-regulating properties. However, the effectiveness and safety of these supplements are not well-established, and they may interact with other medications or have side effects. If you are seeking a hormone treatment that is more effective than herbal hormones, you may want to consider discussing other options with a healthcare provider, such as hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women or intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control. These treatments can be tailored to your individual needs and preferences, offering more reliable and predictable results than herbal alternatives.

Thank you.

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Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

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