What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a prescription alternative to conventional hormone replacement therapy (conjugated estrogens, medroxyprogesterone, etc.). 
Bioidentical medications are plant-derived, and chemically changed in a laboratory until they are identical to what your body would naturally produce. Bioidentical therapy is customizable; in other words, it can be adjusted to fit your needs, unlike conventional hormone replacement, which has a few standard dosage strengths?

What are the goals of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Alleviate symptoms caused by the natural decrease in hormone production in the body
Re-establish the individual’s hormonal balance
Provide protective benefits that were originally provided by the body’s naturally occurring hormones

What are the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

  • Osteoporosis prevention and restoration of bone strength
  • Protection against heart disease and stroke
  • Reduced hot flashes and reduced vaginal dryness
  • Muscle mass and strength are better maintained
  • Improvement in cholesterol levels
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Reduced risk of breast and endometrial cancer
  • Improved libido
  • Prevention of senility and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Improved sleep
  • Better mood, concentration, and memory
  • Far fewer side effects than synthetic hormones