While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been around for more than 70 years, the practice has been far from perfect. Hormones regulate all of the processes in our body and affect the way we feel and function. But hormone levels decline as we age, which results in a hormonal imbalance that causes negative physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy was developed to restore the body’s hormonal balance and alleviate those distressing symptoms for a better quality of life. For decades, doctors only prescribed synthetic hormones for HRT until research revealed their risks. This turn of events led patients to seek alternatives to these synthetic hormones and led to the discovery of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones naturally produced by your body. This molecular similarity makes it easier for the body to metabolize them, which reduces the risk of side effects. Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources like soybeans and wild yams. In BHRT, bioidentical hormones are blended into customized formulations to suit the unique needs of each person. In contrast, synthetic hormones are manufactured by large pharmaceutical companies to serve as a one-size-fits-all treatment approach.
Now that you understand the distinction between bioidentical hormones and synthetics, you’re probably wondering…what is the best hormone replacement therapy?
While synthetic hormones were once the norm, the tide is finally turning. Today, BHRT is preferred by physicians and patients for its biological similarity, customizable quality, and natural origins. In addition, almost 30 years of scientific research and hundreds of studies worldwide have confirmed the effectiveness and safety of bioidentical hormones. This has caused many to conclude that bioidentical hormones are superior to synthetics, but only research and time will tell.
If you’re seeking a more natural and customized way to relieve the hormonal symptoms of aging, BHRT is your perfect match.
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