Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
If you’ve been prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT), compounding offer a highly effective version known as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
When you are prescribed HRT, the medication delivers replacement hormones to supplement your own natural hormones that are produced in your body. Mass-produced hormones are synthetic, and some are derived from horse hormones, which are significantly different to our own human hormones. Drug companies can only patent a ‘new’ hormone, not that exactly replicates a natural one.
Compounded bio-identical hormones enables you to be treated with hormones that have exactly the same chemical structure as those you produce naturally. This bio-identical hormone can fully replicate the function your original hormone did. What’s more, compounding can create the exact hormones you need, in the most appropriate dosage for you. The result is a bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that is as unique as you are!
Why choose a compounding prescription for your HRT
We simply quote the North American Menopause Society, who made a statement in 20917 on hormone therapy as follows:
“Hormone therapy (HT) remains the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and has been shown to prevent bone loss and fracture. The risks of HT differ depending on type, dose, duration of use, route of administration, timing of initiation, and whether a progestogen is used. Treatment should be individualized to identify the most appropriate HT type, dose, formulation, route of administration, and duration of use, using the best available evidence to maximize benefits and minimize risks, with periodic reevaluation of the benefits and risks of continuing or discontinuing HT.”(1)
Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy just for women?
Not at all. Most people are familiar with HRT as a therapy associated with the menopause. However, it is also highly effective in treating testosterone deficiency in men, and in particular the “Andropause”, otherwise known as Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male (ADAM).
(1) Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society Vol. 24, No. 7, pp. 728-753 DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000921 2017 by The North American Menopause Society. [https://www.menopause.org]