Synthetic vs. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Synthetic hormones often differ in molecular structure from those produced naturally within the human body, and therefore, are not a perfect match. As a result, traditional HRT has risky side effects including headaches, breast tenderness, weight gain, and an increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a safe and reliable alternative to traditional HRT.
Bio-identical hormones, sometimes referred to as “Natural Hormones”, are identical in function and organic composition to human hormones. The body can recognize the hormone and knows how to use it. Because BHRT is prescribed and compounded specifically for each individual, it is well-tolerated by the body, reducing and often eliminating symptoms in most women without the side effects reported from the use of synthetic HRT.