Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is the use of supplemental doses of hormones that have a chemical structure identical to the hormones that the human body naturally produces.

These compounds are used to treat the symptoms of andropause, pre-menopause, and menopause. Many of the bio-identical hormones used are made from soybeans and wild yams, which contain unique compounds that are chemically transformed into identical replicas of hormones which the body naturally produces. They are used for their low cost and clinical effectiveness. Bio-identical hormones are can be taken orally, applied via a cream, a suppository, or injected.

As bio-identical hormones are not patentable and can only be manufactured as generics, large pharmaceutical companies generally avoid their promotion and production as there is no financial incentive to pursue these venues- additionally, these hormones can often reduce the need for multiple other prescription medications.

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT

Bio-identical hormone replacement

BHRT is the use of supplemental doses of hormones that have a chemical structure identical to the hormones that the human body naturally produces. Many of the bio-identical hormones used are made from natural ingredients and crafted into identical replicas of hormones the body naturally produces. They are used for their cost-effectiveness and efficacy. Bio-identical hormones are available as creams, suppositories, pills, injections, or infusions and include TESTOSTERONE, ESTROGEN, PROGESTERONE, hCG, hGH, THYROID, LIPOTROPICS, NAD+.