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WHAT IS IT?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from plants. They are chemically identical to those in the human body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses these hormones to help address symptoms related to hormonal imbalance.
WHAT CAN IT HELP?
What are bio-identical horomones?They are derived from a natural plant source and professionally compounded to be biologically identical to human form of estradiol and testosterone. The body is given what it can no longer produce.estion go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.
How often will I need treatment?It depends on the person, but anywhere from 4-6 months.
Are there any side effects of complications?Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, there are few side effects. Two percent of patients experience mild acne or facial hair, and less than 1% experience hair thinning. All of these mild side effects are easily treatable.
I get horrible headaches, will this help me?"Yes! Bio-identical therapy has had great success with hormone related headaches.
Why doesn't my doctor suggest bio-identical horomone therapy as an option?The great majority of physician training is on synthetic hormones. More than likely they were never trained on the use of bio-identical hormone therapy.
If I am a woman, do I still need estrogen?"Bio-identical absorbable estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman to protect her against heart attack, stroke, as well as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. Synthetic estrogen taken orally does not offer the universal benefits.
I have no libido, what will this do for that if anything?"Good hormone balance will greatly improve your sexual desires.
Will I grow unwanted hair from the testosterone?There is less chance of hair growth with bio-identical hormones.
Do I need other medications?Unless the uterus has been removed, women will also need progesterone, to protect the uterine lining.
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