Is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Safe?

Menopause is a period of adjustment to lower hormone levels in your body. The purpose of all hormone replacement therapy is to replenish the hormones that your body might be lacking and help it reach hormonal balance. By restoring the proper levels of hormones, your body can deal with the problems experienced during menopause, such as night sweats, hot flushes, weight gain, mood swings, etc...

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 retfloatention, and dizziness. And there are also potential dangers like the increased risk of breast or uterine cancer.

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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. They can also be compounded (made into cream) to suit your specific hormone replacements needs, allowing you to receive individualized treatment.

Compounding pharmacies use some of the same ingredients that are made into FDA-approved products, but their products are not FDA-approved or regulated.

You need to be fully informed before making the final decision.

Instead of blindly following her doctor's advice, Robin decided to take control of her body. "Healthcare management is not one size fits all," she says. "It's one size for you and you and you."

Bioidentical hormone doctors can provide you with all of the safety information, answer all your questions, clear up all of your doubts, inform you about symptoms, hormone testing and provide the general guidance you need.

A qualified doctor can provide the possibility of enjoying an active, happy and healthy life, by fighting all of the uncomfortable effects of menopause.

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