The term bio-identical is a very simple and descriptive term that defines the hormone being used for replacement therapy as exactly the same molecular structure as the hormone produced by the body. Historically, all hormone replacement has actually come from lower animals, but today virtually all hormones used to replace deficiencies are bio-identical. Bio-identical hormones are synthetically made but exactly replicate the human hormone.
The reason bio-identical is important is because one can’t be allergic to a bio-identical hormone, and the body can utilize and metabolize it just as if it were being produced by the gland from which the endogenous hormone is produced. Without question, many adverse effects and allergic reactions are produced by non-bio-identical hormones. Perhaps the many adverse consequences which are well-known to be inherent in progestin therapy are the most common example of problems with non-bio-identical hormones.
It is the structure of the hormone, not the source that is key. The term “bio-identical” does not indicate the source of the hormone, but rather indicates that the chemical structure of the replacement hormone is identical to that of the hormone naturally found in the human body. Bio-identical hormones are chemically processed from precursors found in yams or soy plants, yet they are identical to the hormones produced by the human body; hence the term “bio-identical plant-derived hormone.” These hormones are able to follow normal metabolic pathways so that essential active metabolites are formed in response to hormone replacement therapy. “Patented,” “conventional,” “artificial,” or “horse” hormones have been chemically altered, and are not identical in structure or activity to the naturally occurring hormones they are intended to replace.
BHRT is Shown to be Effective with:
- Irregular menses
- Mood changes
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep disturbance
- Vaginal drynes
- Urinary incontinence
- Poor Memory
- Brain Fog
- Decreased libido
- Skin & hair changes
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculatory problems
- Muscle weakness
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“I was very nervous about my decision to pursue the bio-identical hormone treatment, but after my first visit, I knew I was on the right path as the procedure was so well explained that all my fears were allayed by friendly, highly-competent staff, who were more than willing to work with me on both scheduling and dosage. I am now very excited to follow through with my decision!”
“I have more energy and my thought processes are clearer. I feel less urgency to urinate during the day and night, and my libido has increased significantly. I simply feel better than I have in a long time, and I cannot say enough about the positive effects of this treatment.”
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