Like conventional hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy (bHRT or bHT) addresses hormonal imbalances by providing the body with estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and/or testosterone.
bHRT is useful in managing complaints associated with perimenopause, menopause, and andropause (also known as “manopause”). It is also essential in restoring hormonal balance in women who have undergone hysterectomy or who are struggling with primary ovarian insufficiency.
Bioidentical hormone preparations are made by extracting plant compounds to create an end product biochemically identical to the hormones made naturally in the body. Many patients report fewer side effects when taking bioidentical preparations versus conventional hormone therapy. Numerous studies have also associated bioidentical hormones with better outcomes when it comes to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer risk, and other adverse effects as compared to conventional HRT.
At Natura Integrative Medicine, our trained physicians will work closely with you and your pharmacist to formulate the right bio-identical prescription for you.