What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a layperson’s term for the treatment of the hormone deficiencies caused by menopause using only molecules that are identical to the endogenous hormones found in the human body.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy which includes animal-derived and invented molecules that are similar to, but not identical, to human hormones.
“BHRT” is also used more generally to describe the practice of using only bioidentical hormones in the treatment of all hormone deficiencies, not just menopause.
What is the difference between bio-identical and synthetic hormones?
Synthetic hormones are manufactured in laboratories, for mass consumption, in other words, one-pill-fits-all. Because they are synthetic and not natural, they can produce unwanted side effects like nausea, fluid retention, and dizziness. And there are also potential dangers like the increased risk of breast or uterine cancer.
Bioidentical hormones, contrary to synthetic hormones, are extracted from natural sources, plants like soybean and wild yams, and their molecular structure is identical to that of the hormones produced by our bodies.
Bioidentical Hormones can also be compounded (made into cream) to suit your specific hormone replacements needs, allowing you to receive individualized treatment.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in Women:
- Restores optimal hormonal balance to the body
- Restores bone density and reduces the risk of Osteoporosis
- Reduces vaginal dryness
- Helps eliminate hot flashes
- Helps reduce the risk of heart disease
- Supports muscle strength and maintenance
- May help improve memory and concentration
- Provides balanced state for healthy fat-burning due to increased lean muscle mass
- Helps increases stamina, energy and endurance
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in Men:
- Helps restore optimal hormonal balance to the body
- May help men regain vitality
- May help improve blood flow
- Helps increase lean muscle mass and tone
- Improves libido and sexual performance
- Increase energy levels
- Helps improve concentration and memory
- Nourishes all tissues of urinary and reproductive system
- Helps protect against heart disease
- Encourages bone growth and improves bone density
- Helps accelerate fat burning
- Helps improve natural sleep cycles
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