Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a more advanced approach to adjusting hormone imbalance. Bioidenticals have many advantages over synthetic hormones. 

Bioidenticals, a newer advanced approach 

Bioidentical hormone replacement is a newer, more advanced approach to replacing hormones. Medicines used in BHRT are bio-chemically identical to the natural hormones that are produced in your body. 

Not all women experiencing menopause need the same treatment. Rather than your doctor prescribing the same medication every other menopausal women is using, your hormone levels can be tested so the doctor can prescribe individualized medication unique to your needs. 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hidden Benefits of Bioidenticals

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is Natural

The hormones are mostly derived from plants and have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced naturally in your body. As you age, certain hormones in your body begin to decrease causing health and sometimes even emotional problems. 

By using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you get hormone balance back that creates a state of homeostasis that helps you to feel normal again. 

BHRT is often called Natural Hormone Replacement since the hormones that the compounding pharmacy uses come from natural sources. This is different from HRT synthetic hormones that are created in a lab where synthetic hormones are manufactured.

Key Advantages Over Synthetics

Individualized Hormone Replacement
Bioidentical hormone replacement allows for your doctor to provide you with different strengths, dosage form, and choice of drug. Through hormone testing, you can get a BHRT prescription specific to your hormone replacement needs.  

Bioidentical hormones are much weaker than synthetic HRT
Bioidenticals mostly have estrone, which is a weak type of estrogen. Some bioidenticals are a combination of estrone, estrodiol and estriol, another weak estrogen. 

Bioidentical hormones have much less side effects than HRT
Synthetic HRT has some risk and side effects. 

Some possible HRT side effects of synthetic hormone replacement are...

  • headache

  • dizziness

  • depression

  • fluid retention

  • Vaginal bleeding (starting or returning)

  • nausea (which may resolve all by itself)

  • changes in the shape of the eye (could cause problems with contact lenses)

  • breast tenderness (often vanishes after three months)

HRT is known to cause an increased risk for reduced tolerance to sugar and other carbohydrates.

Some studies suggest there's an increased risk of breast or uterine cancer, especially when used without progesterone. 

Some other advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement...

  • Decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack

  • Decrease the risk of osteoporosis

  • Improve mental health

  • Improve sex drive

  • Improve the look and feel of hair and skin

  • Lower cholesterol levels

Research has shown, when bio-identical estrogen replacement is used in balance with progesterone, there is much less increased risk of breast cancer. 

Testosterone has been proven to increase sex drive and at the correct levels does not cause unwanted hair growth. 

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