The goal of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, also known as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) or Natural Hormone Therapy, is to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
Menopause can cause symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue, low libido, and increased anxiety, along with many others. Many menopausal women seek comfort from these symptoms and one such method that we recommend at Cenegenics Boston is hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormone therapy can be effective and provide much needed relief, when combined with the other aspects of our wholistic approach to age management.
What is Hormone Therapy?
Hormone therapy is the taking of synthetic hormones in pill, patch, cream, or gel form.
What Does Bioidentical Mean?
In terms of hormone therapy, “bioidentical” means that the hormones in the prescribed product are identical in molecular structure to the hormones your body naturally produces. The source for these hormones is usually a plant chemical extracted from yams and soy.
Does Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Differ from HRT?
Yes. Traditional hormone therapy is different than Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. In traditional hormone therapy (HRT) the hormones are not identical to human hormones. Also in HRT, the dosage is not customized for an individual patient. Also the goal of each is different. With HRT the primary goal is to prevent osteoporosis and with BHRT the primary goal is to improve overall quality of life by balancing your hormones.
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