Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) vs. Synthetic Hormones
Q: What is the difference between Bioidentical Hormones (BHRT) and Synthetic hormones?
A: Bioidentical hormones are made to have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your own body. Synthetic hormones laboratory made and are completely different from those found in the human body.
Q: Why do they make Synthetic hormones?
A: Drug companies aren’t allowed patent a bioidentical structure. They must invent synthetic hormones so that are patentable and they can become big money makers.
Q: Why does my Doctor not “believe” in BHRT?
A: Though bioidentical hormones have been around for many years, and still people as well as some doctors are very unfamiliar with them. Suzanne Summers and Oprah Winfrey have brought BHRT into the news. European studies have proven that bioidentical hormones are much safer than the synthetic hormones. Most drug companies are not as involved in this type of natural hormones with a few exceptions.
Q: Which is safer? BHRT or Synthetic hormones?
A: Basically, it has become a conclusion that bioidentical are much better than the synthetic hormones. There have been three large population studies have shown that menopausal women who use synthetic hormones have a significantly higher risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart disease and gallbladder disease, including the U.S. Women`s Health Initiative (WHI), the British Million Women Study, and the French E3N study, all published over the past decade. The bioidentical hormones are natural and therefore work better with our bodies .The body know’s what to do with them so this causes much fewer side effects. The synthetic hormones can cause many very strong side effects because of their harshness in nature. Basically, the bioidentical hormones can be matched to each individual woman’s or man’s needs rather than a mass production of hormones that “might’ work. By working with each person ass the individual they are gives more of a guarantee that the results will be better, and the side effects lower. More case studies should be done to determine any drug is absolutely 100% safe. But the fact is, with more and more testing of these new individualized compounds are slowing becoming more and more popular.
Q: How do they make BHRT?
A: Bioidentical hormones are custom-mixed formulas made by an expert compounding pharmacist, containing various hormones which are chemically identical to the hormones that your body makes naturally.
Q: How do you know how much BHRT I need?
A: These products are customized to a woman or man’s individual hormone needs as determined by physical exam, medical history, symptoms and complete blood, urine or Saliva Testing panels. Your Beyond-Biology Physician will typically analyze all your information collected, your results from complete blood testing , urine testing or saliva hormone testing to determine which hormones have slowed production in your body and you might need to supplement. If it’s determined that you only need a small dose of estrogen (or any hormone), these new compounds allow that we do not have to give everyone the same dose. These products are also available to you in different mediums, creams gels, troche, etc in all doses and combinations. This new way of distributing hormones makes it so that there is no “one-dose-fits-all” It is all dosed by individual’s needs.
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