Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
What are bio-identical hormones?
Hormones that is chemically identical to hormones that are naturally produced by the ovaries and testes.
All hormone replacement prescribed by the Doctors is bio-identical hormones which are made in special compounding pharmacies on a case-by-case basis and are custom made for each person.
After all, not every man or woman no matter what their age needs the same amount of hormones. This is why everyone should be tested first and then the Doctor can speak with the Compounding Pharmacist to find the best hormone replacement dose and delivery method for you. This is customized and individualized for each person…women and men.
The reason many refer to (BHRT) bio-identical hormones as natural is because unlike traditional HRT (hormone replacement therapy) treatments that are made from synthetic chemicals, they are derived from plants.
A few synthetics being prescribed today are: Premarin, Provera, Cycrin, Aygestin, AndroGel, and Testim.
Did you realize Premarin is made from pregnant mare’s urine?
That’s right, look it up. I ask you ladies, do you really think the hormones from a horse match yours?
These bio-identical hormones are created from plants and are equal to the chemical structure and function of those naturally produced in the body. Many feel that is why they work better than synthetic drugs.
When this replacement therapy is used, it is a way to replace the hormones that are naturally made in the body. Bio-identical hormones can be administered by patch, cream, lotion, and gels. Bioidentical hormone replacement if needed and prescribed by the Doctor will be based on your signs, symptoms, and laboratory testing. This assures the compounded hormone therapy meets your specific needs.
The hormones are restored to OPTIMAL LEVELS.
This is not “cookie cutter medicine” where one dose of medication fits everyone no matter what the signs and symptoms. This is “cutting edge medicine” where all signs, symptoms, and laboratory tests are reviewed with you and an action plan is formed to meet your individual needs.
Somehow that seems to really make sense. Natural hormones being replaced to optimal levels based on laboratory results, signs, symptoms, and your feedback and customized to meet your needs.
I would have to say, that is the smart choice.