Sex hormone products, often marketed as "female hormones" and "male hormones," include both estrogen and progesterone. The word "hormone" is not a medical term, but a technical term for a compound of chemical elements. The most common sex hormone products are estrogen and progesterone, both of which have a hormone (called estradiol) attached to one end of the molecule. The word "hormone" refers to only the chemical and not the biological activity. In sex hormones, an estrogen or progesterone is connected to a certain type of protein. This enzyme is called aromatase and, when activated, the protein converts the hormone into estrogen. Sex hormone products that are approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration include estrogen and progesterone, as well as a number of medications that act as growth factors to help increase breast size. There are also a number of herbal products, which are products used to prevent a disease. For example, you might use an herbal treatment called kava, for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some of the herbs that can be taken include: valerian (Valeriana officinalis), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), clove (Cedrus sativus), yarrow (Allium sativum), yarrow (Anise, Thyme, Thymus serotina), bay (Bay laurel), and yarrow (Ocimum sanctum).
Hormonal Therapy Hormone therapy is the process of changing a person's hormone levels. This process can include: the use of hormones (e.g.