Bioidentical hormone therapy is a relatively new form of hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to those that occur naturally in our bodies. The alternative are hormones that go beyond what we produce naturally.
Menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Typically it begins at age 52, according to the Office on Women’s Health. But perimenopause, the transition into menopause itself, can begin much earlier. While some women begin to experience perimenopause in their late thirties, it more commonly begins when a woman reaches her forties.