Bioidentical Hormone Treatment

Bioidentical Hormones

What are Bioidentical Hormones,

Bioidentical hormones or Bioidenticals are substances that their structure exactly replicate the same structure of hormones produced by our bodies .That means that the set up and arrangement of the carbon ,oxygen and hydrogen molecules are exactly as the same set up and location of the hormones naturally produced by our own body,whilst synthetic hormones have a different set up and sometimes additional atoms such as sodium or sulphur and therefore they act differently to our own natural hormone .Bioidentical hormones are 100% identical to the chemical structure of estradiol,progesterone and testosterone found in human body ,as a result they fit their hormone receptor sites perfectly so  their massages are translated properly and their effect are more consistent with the normal biochemistry of the body.

Treatments with naturally occurring  hormones are considered True Hormone Replacement  therapies,whereas hormone treamtent with synthetic hormones should be considered a Hormone Substitution Therapy .

What is BHRT ?

BHRT is the use of Bioidentical Hormones to replace and rebalance the body’s hormones during the changes leading up to menopause or andropause in men and beyond.

BHRT also can be used as a treatment for hormonal conditions such as pre-menstural syndrome,dysmenorrhea,menorrhagia,endometriosi,post-natal depression and most other hormone imbalances.The most significant advantage of Bioidentical hormones is that the body doesn’t recognise the Bioidenticals as foreign and therefore tolerated better by the body and subsequently patients who are concerned over the increased risk of breast cancer ,stroke or heart disease with the conventional HRT would not have the same worry with Bioidenticals.