Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been used for years to combat the symptoms of menopause, underactive thyroid, and other hormonal imbalances. However, the type of hormones used in HRT has a significant impact on the benefits and risks. Bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones are two types of hormones used in hormone therapy. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of bioidentical hormones over synthetic hormones.
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant extracts and have a molecular structure that is identical to the hormones produced naturally by the body. Bioidentical hormones are often referred to as “natural hormones” because they are not synthesized in a lab, unlike synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones, on the other hand, are manufactured in a laboratory and have a different chemical structure from natural hormones.
One of the main benefits of bioidentical hormones is that the body recognizes them as natural hormones and processes them as such, thereby reducing the risk of side effects. In contrast, synthetic hormones can produce side effects because the body might have difficulty processing them, leading to various symptoms.
Another benefit of bioidentical hormones is that they are tailored to each individual patient. Bioidentical hormones are customized based on the patient’s specific hormonal imbalances and symptoms. This customized approach helps in the optimal management of hormonal imbalances among different patients. In contrast, synthetic hormones come in a fixed formulation, as opposed to bioidentical hormones that are individualized therapies.
Moreover, the production of bioidentical hormones is handled by expert compounding pharmacies which go through a stringent regulatory process. The US FDA sanctioned bioidentical hormones to be regulated using guidelines for individual compounding pharmacies. As a result, patients can be assured of the safety and quality of bioidentical hormones.
Finally, bioidentical hormones have shown to be effective in treating a wide range of hormonal imbalances, including menopause, thyroid disorders, and adrenal fatigue. They can also help regulate female hormones, male hormones, and the stress hormone cortisol. Bioidentical hormones offer a safer and more effective way to manage hormonal imbalances compared to synthetic hormones.
In conclusion, bioidentical hormones offer many benefits over synthetic hormones, including a lower risk of side effects, a personalized approach to treatment, and effectiveness in treating hormonal imbalances. If you are considering BHRT, schedule your free consultation with us here.